RE: I am the walking dead!
Posted Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:31 PM
This forum is a great place for healthy-eating tips and ideas (and it's also great for encouragement).
As for myself, I've found the best way for me to avoid junk food is to keep adding healthy, filling foods so that I'm less likely to feel that sugar-craving. Rather than feeling like I'm depriving myself of something, I find it helps to feel like I'm treating myself with healthy foods. I don't have a lot of willpower, so if I'm already full from good foods, it's much, much easier to not feel strong cravings for unhealthy foods.
I also try to make sure I eat enough at each meal, and to not let too many hours go between having anything to eat, to try to keep blood sugar levels from dropping too much (I'm usually good for 4-5 hours between meals, but try not to go too much beyond that - if I wait much longer than that, I start to get cravings for junk food).
For me, the biggest challenge has been cutting out cheese. Last month I had no success at all - I was eating it almost every day, but so far this month I've totally avoided cheese (yay!!)
All the best!