- Have a no-junk month
A junk food is loaded with calories, sugar, fat, and salt, but omits important nutrients like fibre, vitamins, and minerals. In addition to contributing to the obesity epidemic, they are a component of many chronic diseases. As a result of their combination of fat and sugar, junk foods are highly addictive and easy to overconsume. However, avoiding them completely may not be beneficial. Most people find it healthier and more sustainable to enjoy their favourite treats occasionally. You can cleanse your system and strengthen your immune system by having a no junk month.
Pro tip: The following snacks are a good alternative during this process: apples, sweet potatoes, almonds, walnuts, tofu, cheese, green/herbal tea, Greek yogurt, etc. Reduce your sugar intake.
- The majority of packaged foods you buy from your grocery store contain added sugar. There is no doubt that giving up sugar can be a challenge for even the most strong-willed of us. The brain is tricked into craving sugar, depending on the amount you consume. Having said that, here are a few reasons to keep you motivated to give up sugar. It can improve your skin’s appearance, reduce abdominal fat, shed extra pounds, decrease diabetes risk, and give you lasting energy.
Pro tip: How to avoid it? Be sure that the first 3 words of a packed food product do not mention sugar. Sucralose, Allulose, and Aspartame are examples of such words.
- Have adequate nutrients such as proteins and vitamins
Depending on your health and activity level, your body’s protein requirements vary. An enzyme is a protein that allows key chemical reactions to occur in your body, including digestion, energy production, blood clotting, and muscle contraction. A protein’s job is to form antibodies to defend your body against foreign invaders, such as bacteria and viruses that cause disease. Different vitamins play different roles in keeping the body healthy. In addition to protecting you from infections and keeping your nerves healthy, vitamins may also work to make your body more efficient at absorbing energy from food and regulate blood clotting.
- Bring your fat percentage down
- Reduce smoking