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How to Avoid Junk Food and Maintain a Healthy Diet

Tips and ideas for losing or maintaining a healthy weight by avoiding junk food and candy. It's necessary for healthy eating and healthy living. You CAN stick to your diet for life and feel amazing! Great how to avoid article.

Words to Live By

Eat healthy. Maintain a heart healthy weight. Avoid junk food and empty calories.

Easier said than done, right? How are you supposed to avoid the chocolate bars calling to you from the kitchen cabinet or the ice cream crying your name from the freezer?

How am I supposed to avoid the bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs tempting me from beside the couch? They're saying “Tara? Oh, Tara! You know we're your favorite! We only come 'round once a yearrrrrr. You'd better eat some eggs before we're all gone!”

Avoid empty calories? Come on. I could eat the bag until it's empty. That's the only empty I have the will power for.

But what if there was no junk food in the house?

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What then?

Then I would really think about whether I was hungry before I got a snack. It would take some time and effort to actually make a snack, so I would have to really need it.

Think about what it would look like at your house. The kids would reach for carrot sticks or apple slices instead of chips or cookies. Or they wouldn't snack at all.

You can (and should) set yourselves up for success. If there's no junk in your house, there's no junk to tempt you. Stop hiding the junk from your kids; it's no better for you to eat than for them.

Just leave it at the store.

Instead, stock up on healthy snacks. Fresh fruits and vegetables, an assortment of healthy dips and spreads, low fat crackers and breads, and many other foods will make wonderful – and healthy – snacks for you and your children.

Stop back tomorrow for Grace's Kitchen when I'll talk about good meals and snacks to satisfy a toddler's appetite.

Tips and ideas for losing or maintaining a healthy weight by avoiding junk food and candy. It's necessary for healthy eating and healthy living. You CAN stick to your diet for life and feel amazing! Great how to avoid article.

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17 thoughts on “How to Avoid Junk Food and Maintain a Healthy Diet

  1. This is great advice and what we practice in our own home. On the occasion that I do buy a treat, it’s a single-serving. My kids have absolutely NO willpowers against sweets, and I’m not much better. And my husband is trying to lose weight. Why sabotage our efforts to be healthy??

  2. So easy and yet profound! I try to leave them at the store, because they seem to call my name, too. 😀

    Sherry’s last blog post..Works for Me – Finding tried and true recipes online!

  3. This is great advice and what we practice in our own home. On the occasion that I do buy a treat, it’s a single-serving. My kids have absolutely NO willpowers against sweets, and I’m not much better. And my husband is trying to lose weight. Why sabotage our efforts to be healthy??

  4. I am so with you on this one. I seriously **think** I could eat an entire pizza. To clarify I have never eaten an entire pizza…but I know could. That in a nutshell is my problem…overeating…

    I’ve been working on losing weight, which is an uphill struggle. Now I am exercising twice a week. I feel good doing it and should go more often.

    Now to figure out what to purge from the junk closet — uh, I mean, pantry…

    Musings from Me’s last blog post..Twitter Leads to Missing Ring?

  5. I am so with you on this one. I seriously **think** I could eat an entire pizza. To clarify I have never eaten an entire pizza…but I know could. That in a nutshell is my problem…overeating…

    I’ve been working on losing weight, which is an uphill struggle. Now I am exercising twice a week. I feel good doing it and should go more often.

    Now to figure out what to purge from the junk closet — uh, I mean, pantry…

    Musings from Me’s last blog post..Twitter Leads to Missing Ring?

  6. So easy and yet profound! I try to leave them at the store, because they seem to call my name, too. 😀

    Sherry’s last blog post..Works for Me – Finding tried and true recipes online!

  7. I also leave the junk food at the store (with the exception of an occasional carton of ice cream). If I want something sweet I have to bake it myself.

    It’s Frugal Being Green’s last blog post..Pasta Carbonara

  8. I also leave the junk food at the store (with the exception of an occasional carton of ice cream). If I want something sweet I have to bake it myself.

    It’s Frugal Being Green’s last blog post..Pasta Carbonara

  9. When I was growing up, my mother would never buy junk food, and I think that it really did us a world of good. The temptation is just so strong otherwise!

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  10. When I was growing up, my mother would never buy junk food, and I think that it really did us a world of good. The temptation is just so strong otherwise!

    Cricut Expression’s last blog post..Tips for Operating the Cricut Cutter

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