Self-discipline is a tough thing but an important key to long term success in life. Foods you may be considering "junk food" like chips, cookies or soda are a part of our life and culture. There are also healthy alternatives available as well like fresh fruit, graham crackers and water. You decide which you select and how much of it you eat right? Just because a cookie is in the house, doesn't mean you can't include one with a glass of milk as an after school snack. But having one doesn't mean having one sleeve or dozen as your serving. As soon as you label certain foods as "junk" and totally off limits, they become all you really want.
Instead, we try to look at foods as "sometimes-often times-all the time" options. Cookies and chips are sometimes foods compared to fresh fruit or low fat milk. Portion size is always important and are much of the key to weight management success. Here are some articles that can help you begin putting the pieces together while not depriving yourself of foods you like and are in your home.
I've been trying so hard to lose more weight..we have healthy food but we have a lot of junk food too. It is sooo hard to say no to the junk. I have no idea what to do. Help? I know I can't just say mom don't but junk food it won't happen