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7 Tips How to Stop Eating Junk Food & and Get More Protein

It’s 3 p.m. and you’re experiencing that all-too-familiar afternoon slump. It brings on a fierce sugar (or salt or caffeine) craving. You’re not alone. Many people deal with cravings on a frequent, even daily basis.

Believe it or not, food manufacturers often create foods with the goal of igniting that cycle of addiction in consumers. They aim for the “bliss point” in a product. This is the point at which the eater experiences the ultimate pleasure, with not too much and not too little salty, sweet, and fatty flavors. These combinations are particularly hard to resist, and your brain reacts in a similar way as with cocaine and other drug addictions.

Today, I eat every color known to man in the form of fruits and vegetables. It didn’t happen for me over night. It was the result of incrementally training over time. I didn’t realize it as it was happening, but there was considerable science behind my behavioral patterns. From Men’s Fitness:

7 Tips How to Stop Eating Junk Food & and Get More Protein

  • Learn to cook delicious, balanced, protein rich diet meals
  • Replace junk snacks with fruit snacks
  • Carry your own lunch to work
  • Start counting your calories
  • Make better food choices when eating out
  • Start exercising
  • Focus on adding healthy foods