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Shitty Diet/Junk Food Addiction by Marc Forgione - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:01:46 EST ID:76vI5oTQ No.151420 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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So, I have a really shitty diet. I get big bags of chips almost every day and drink 4-5 cans of pop a day, plus chocolate and ice cream very frequently. It's also non uncommon for me to eat fast food for dinner, and I usually only make extremely processed frozen food like jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks. I feel like shit all the time, but it's really hard to break this habit.

I know a lot of it is psychological, but I am wondering if there are any types of healthy foods that can help curb cravings of junk food or that can replace them? I get altogether too much sugar and salt in my diet and need to start eating better but I want to give my brain the illusion that it's still getting the things it wants without further poisoning my body.

tldr I need to kick my terrible junk food habits, what kinds of foods can I eat that will help curb cravings or replace bad food?
Antonin Carême - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:05:54 EST ID:FHzHJ6vS No.151421 Ignore Report Quick Reply
you gotta taper like its a drug. start by trying to choose just one day, or one specific time of the day, where you eat healthy food. so maybe tuesdays, or your breakfasts. just pick a small part of your total diet and try to change it. then after some time of making that habit, try to up it to more, until the junk food becomes an occasional treat. its like the "couch to 5k" program, the first thing is just taking some small walks to start getting used to the change. they dont say to start running on day 1. just feel it out and start with a minor change
Joseph Favre - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:35:46 EST ID:AbJGbxJ4 No.151424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Just cutting out the soda would be a lot better, and cut out a lot of calories.
I'd recommend cutting out either all the sodas or gradually switching to something else.
You could try pic related, it's what I use for caffeine now. I just occasionally have soda now, instead of all the time like in the past.
Joseph Favre - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:37:21 EST ID:AbJGbxJ4 No.151425 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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and if you still crave the carbonation, there are these drinks pic related that are really tastey and no calories.
Robert Irvine - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:16:40 EST ID:HbivdDPF No.151426 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Mio Energy is my jam. Its my go-juice at work, too. Since I can carry it covertly in my pocket and discreetly add it to my water whenever I'm starting to feel a little haggared. It also tastes pretty good, depending on the flavor. Black Cherry, Acai Berry Blast, and Strawberry Pineapple Smash taste good. While the Green Thunder tastes like shit. It tastes almost exactly like this liquid antibiotic I had to take as a kid. Avoid the green one. Plus you don't crash with sugar free energy drinks, and the buzz feels cleaner and lasts a lot longer.
Vincent la Chapelle - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:07:24 EST ID:R/oOkGF8 No.151427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah the buzz is pretty intense. For a while when I first was taking it, it almost felt like I was taking amphetamines. It's just cleaner without all that sugar and whatnot.
Ludovic Lefebvre - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:16:58 EST ID:MUKEd1hs No.151448 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hell yeah. and no sugar iirc
Jose Garces - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:05:04 EST ID:qVYbQ7Lo No.151487 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP start off by drinking ONLY water, fuck soda and juices (fruit juices are just as sugary as sodas). Be a man and chase your liquor with a sip of water.

As for foods: raw veggies, fruits, nuts and grains. A bowl of fruits gives your brain the sugar (fructose) it craves while the fiber fills up your belly.

Look into intermittent fasting, its when you limit your eating schedule to 12/10 hours a day. Never eat an hour before you sleep. All month my eating cycle had a 12 hour window (first meal at 8am last meal before 8pm). Today im starting a 10 hour cycle with 2 big meals and a small one in the middle.

Im eating a salad and a bowl of greens rn and my hunger is satiated.

Remember, eat for nutrition not for taste. only fatties eat for taste
Franz Quixtner - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:15:40 EST ID:+wR2cdsb No.151488 Ignore Report Quick Reply
those little clementine oranges. Still loaded with sugar but at least it's a real fruit.

Also tortilla chips and various salsa satisfy my crunchy/salty/nothings craving well and feel better than cheetos or something.

Also, an avocado, halved with some salt&balsamic, stir and eat with spoon or chips.
Masahiko Kobe - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:07:17 EST ID:eKPRvLk9 No.151490 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So the 2 things I will say are get into cooking and eat healthier snacks. Don't think of cooking as a chore, think of it as something fun. Put on a podcast or some of your favourite music, maybe a TV show you like, and get chopping. Cooking is awesome because it's a blend of science and art. Cooking a nice meal for yourself is extremely rewarding.

Once you know how to cook, you don't have to rely on instant, processed foods and takeaway. Look up some basic curry recipes, some pasta sauce recipes, learn how to make a soup. A lot of these dishes, especially soup, are very easy to make - in addition to being cheap, tasty and healthy.

For snacks cut out the fizzy drinks/soda COMPLETELY - that stuff is so bad for you, I feel a bit sick after drinking more than 250ml. I avoid it as much as possible, the only times I'd ever really have it is if I'm stoned and hungover and I get some greasy take-away food as a comfort cure, then a sugary drink can be nice to wash it down with but even then I'd still lean towards water. When you find yourself wanting a drink just drink water, your thirst will quench and you'll find yourself saying "Oh hey, I didn't need a fizzy drink after all. I was just thirsty".

Eat fruits instead of chocolate. I know you might feel some resistance to eating fruit, when I ate unhealthily I always thought food sounded nice but never really wanted to eat it. But when you just do it, when you just take a bite out of a nice juicy plum you'll find yourself really, really enjoying it. Eat nuts instead of chips/crisps! Way more healthy - try stick to roasted or unseasoned, but even if you eat salty ones you're at least getting the nutrients from nuts.

I mean you don't have to completely cut out all the bad crap, just think of it as a treat, and not your goddamn sustenance. Do you think our bodies were made to live off nothing sugar, salt and artificial preservatives/sweeteners? Think of how fucked your physical health will be when you're older.

I'll share with you a basic soup recipe - the great thing about soup is that it's very interchangeable, and you can make so many different types of tasty soups simply by switching the vegetable. Here - squash, carrot and sage soup.

Dice an onion and some garlic
Chop up about 3 big carrots and about 3 sticks of celery
Chop up some butternut squash into little cubes, put into a roasting dish and cover with oil, salt, pepper and plenty of sage. Toss those bitches around until well seasoned. Insert into an 200C pre-heated oven, for about 30 minutes. Take out when done.
Cook the onions/garlic/celery/carrots in a pot on a med-high heat for about 5 minutes, then reduce heat to low and let it sweat for 10 minutes (ie put a lid or a plate on top of the pot). Stir frequently. I like to cook with butter but some good quality oil is much healthier.
After 10-15 minutes of cooking, take the lid off and add enough water to more than cover it, but don't cover too much because you don't want the soup to be too watery. Add vegetable stock. Put the heat back up high, put the lid on and bring it to a boil. Once it's started boiling, put the heat down to low and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
Then add the roasted butternut squash.
Use a hand blender/food processor. Add perhaps a dash of cream or milk to sweeten/thicken it. Serve with some brown bread.

Sorry I can't give specific measurements as I always just do it as I go along and measure by eye. Good luck
Ettore Boiardi - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:03:14 EST ID:MUKEd1hs No.151513 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Eat lots of fiber. Fills you up, less calories generally, and your asshole will thank you. I suggest learning to like salads, eating a handful of nuts a day, and switching to carbonated water like >>151425 suggested. Learning to enjoy cooking will help as well.
Charles Durand - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:58:36 EST ID:BByiKjtu No.151515 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>intermittent fasting
>its when you limit your eating schedule to 12/10 hours a day.
i had no idea this was a thing. i've been unwittingly doing it for like half my life now, ever since i lost weight (went from 200lbs to 150), and despite my diet now being pretty unhealthy i haven't had a problem with my weight rebounding. i general only eat breakfast and lunch.

of course the irony is that i do this mostly because of my alcoholism (can't stand being full while drunk, and i drink errnight), so i might not be gaining weight but i'm sure my health is still awful. also i drink tons of diet soda.

oh well i have excellent health insurance.

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