How to stop thinking about food?
If you have been worrying about your weight and don’t know how to go about losing it, just know that you aren’t alone. At some point in our lives, all of us have had to battle bad eating habits and that makes it pretty darn normal. But what isn’t normal about such a situation is making a decision to continue with the bad eating habit. This is because doing so always ends up ruining every aspect of a person’s life if he or she isn’t careful. Thankfully, there are quite a number of topics on how to put a stop to your unhealthy relationship with food. Some of these topics come complete with perfectly carried out demonstrations. These demonstrations are meant to make it easier for anyone who wishes to embark on a weight loss journey. But it wouldn’t really matter how many weight loss topics you read or how many demonstrations you watch if you aren’t willing to put in the work. What really matters is your desire to take the necessary steps towards weight loss, or at least die trying. Without determination and discipline, then nothing you will ever change or work out for you. You can also find things to keep you busy so that you can effectively block your mind from reverting back to its default settings – which is thinking about food all the goddamn time! Also, if you ever find yourself worrying about your unhealthy relationship with food, which would be a good time to consider joining a support group. You can also stop thinking about food by changing the kind of friends you have. This should be the case especially if they’ve built a social circle out of eating pizza and drinking cold beers on weekends.
1. Clean out your fridge and stop thinking about food
Have you ever had the urge to eat something just because it’s there? Yes, you have and guess what? You are not alone. Such urges happen even to the best of us so there’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. This is because there are many ways you can effectively suppress the urge and stop thinking about food once and for all. One of such ways involves cleaning out your fridge. My trainer once told me that the food in my fridge and either make me or break me. At the time, I thought he was just trying to sound witty, that is until I tried it and it worked like a charm. Therefore, if you’re the kind of person who has a knack of stocking his or her fridge to the brim with beer, fatty foods as well as artificial foods, then you’ll need to clean it up! Always remember this – you are what you eat! Therefore, if you are always thinking about eating junk, you’ll become junk. Get rid of the junk and replace it with fruits and vegetables. And the good thing about healthy foods is that there are plenty of topics covered on the internet you can always use as reference points. Feel free to visit YouTube and go to all demonstrations on how to acquire and prepare healthy foods. I know this might seem like an uphill task. But the outcome will always be living healthy and not thinking about food as often as you are doing right now. But it will all start when you obtain the guts to clean out your fridge.
2. Stop thinking about food through conditioning
If you want to stop thinking about food, then you’ll have no other choice but to take the first step. And by the first step, I simply mean you’ll have to learn how to condition your body to automatically shun the urge to overfeed. This will keep unhealthy relationship your body has with food especially the unhealthy kind at bay. You’ll also have to unearth the real reason for gaining so much unwanted weight. And more often than not, the answer lies in the number of times you are eating per day. And that’s where the conditioning comes in. Conditioning will go a long way in helping you take care of your weight problem and does so in a number of steps. First and foremost, you’ll need to have a reliable alarm clock. You can then set an alarm for the number of times you’ll be taking your healthy meals, which should be three times a day. At first, you’ll have such a tough time waiting for the alarm to go off before running into the kitchen to feed. But with time, you’ll find it a tad easier and you won’t even need an alarm to know when to eat because your body would have already conditioned itself for that. And if you have cleared your fridge and replaced all the junk with healthy foods, then you’ll not only live healthily but also end up dropping a few extra pounds while you’re at it. And if you have a difficult time focusing on alarm conditioning, you can always find solace in eating an apple or any other fruit as you await your feeding time. Fruits are always healthy. Therefore, eat them so that your goals can come to “fruition”- see what I did there? Ha-ha. And that’s how you put a stop to thinking about food like a boss.
3. Stop thinking about food by walking
The reason why most people find themselves always thinking about food is that they are idle. Therefore, talking routine walks any time the temptation to eat scratches at the back of your mind can go a long way in helping you stop thinking about food. In addition to that, the rather simple walk can help you lose weight since it’s a form of exercise. You can start by strolling for about five minutes only. Then make it ten minutes the next day. Before you know it, you’ll be out there focusing on walking a mile and rather than making a sandwich. In conclusion, the moment you feel the urge to stop by the fridge just to say hi, just walk it off. You also don’t need to read on any topics or require a demonstration on how to take walks. Walking is pretty easy. All you need to do is learning how to put the left foot in front of the right foot and vice versa. This extremely stupid explanation was for those of you who’ll pretend not to know how to walk as a pretext to not talking walks whenever they feel hungry. If you want to put an end to your unhealthy relationship with food but don’t know just how then walking should be a good place to start. Walking also clears one’s mind and stops the mind from worrying about gaining weight. Remember; change starts in your mind. So, if you have a clean, healthy mind, then your body following suit shouldn’t be that much of a problem.
4. Avoid dehydration
Your mind is a very sophisticated piece of living, carbon-based machinery. This means that if you aren’t rehydrating as usual, it will find ways of tricking you into doing just that. And one way of doing so is by making you think you are hungry especially when you aren’t. This is because your mind knows jolly too well that you’d want to have some water immediately after eating. And that’s where the over-eating problem may come in. In other words, you won’t stop thinking about food and unnecessary weight because that’s the only way your body can get its daily supplement of water. So, how can you avoid such an unfortunate eventuality? It’s quite simple. First and foremost, you’ll be required to learn how to keep your body hydrated on a regular basis. Some experts recommend drinking the consumption of at least 2 liters a day. But further research has concluded that more water you drink in a day, the better off you’ll be. And if you keep hydrated, your mind won’t see the need for playing tricks on you hence your urge to keep on eating food will subside. There are plenty of ways you can increase your water intake and in turn, stop thinking about food. The simplest way of doing that is by embarking on a walking spree. Or even better, you can take up a cardio training class. You can also find experts who’ll gladly give you a lot of information (including demonstrations) on how to keep your body hydrated at all times. That way, your body will only make you feel hungry when you really need food. And whenever you feel hungry, make sure you are consuming clean, healthy foods and not the unhealthy junk you are used to.
5. Stop thinking about food using lemon and water
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Apart from staying hydrated, you’ll also solve your problem of thinking about food by consuming lemon and water. Apart from lemon being a very nutritious fruit, it plays a huge role when it comes to burning extra fat rapidly. It is also popular for reducing appetite and with it, the urge to keep eating junk. There are literally countless topics online e about the magic lemon and water causes when it comes to weight loss. Therefore, if you happen to doubt me at any given point, always feel free to Google. You’ll need to either peel the lemon or cut the lemon and letting it sock before letting it soak in the water before drinking it. If you don’t have time, you can resolve to eat whole lemons since the effects will without be the same. It’s just that water makes it a tad easier to absorb its nutrients into the body. Also, the pectin fiber found in lemons keeps one full while making the digestion process run smoothly. And just like it is the case with conditioning, you’ll need to learn how to incorporate lemons into your diet. Stocking them in your fridge would, therefore, be a good place to start. And that’s how you successfully put an end to your unhealthy relationship with food and stop worrying about gaining weight. It’s also shrewd to couple the intake of lemons with exercise. Doing so will speed up your fat loss and result in a drastic change in your body that will motivate you to stay away from the fridge and unhealthy foods.
6. Have sex, lots and lots of sex
Another way to stop thinking and worrying about food is by replacing the habit with a much stronger one which can only be sex. Sex helps burn calories. It’s no wonder Trey Songz strongly believes that sex is cardio and even printed trunk tops about it. And I am glad to announce that even without any scientific evidence backing the claim, I tend to strongly coincide with the crooner. And for that matter, the next time you find yourself thinking about food, just make sure your girlfriend or boyfriend is close by. It would even be much better if you filled your partner in so that your weight loss program can be somewhat a joint effort. Sex, especially with the right person, is hella fun. And the thing about doing things that are fun is that you’ll end up burning calories without even noticing. And if the regular can help you forget about eating food – especially the unhealthy foods – then I don’t see why not. Just remember that sex as a means to lose weight isn’t encouraged especially for people under the age of consent. You should also learn how to control it because too much sex can make it boring which will, in turn, deal a blow to your relationship. The good thing about sex is that you won’t need a demonstration because we all know how to go about it. Thankfully, there are countless topics online about how to use sex in a bid to stop thinking about food and therefore losing weight. Do this long enough and you’ll kick the bad habit even without knowing it. Patience and consistency is the key especially when it comes to dropping bad eating habits.
7. Stop thinking about food by listening to music
Another effective way of ending your unhealthy relationship with food and gaining unnecessary weight is by listening to music. Some people don’t really understand the power behind listening to the right kind of music at the right time. The trick is going to the songs that encourage or help you stay motivated. Thankfully, there are countless songs that can give you all the motivation you need. I can tell you from personal experience that listening to motivational music is way better than wasting time worrying about urges that you can control. It’s just food for crying out loud! Therefore, if you want to stop thinking about food, you can do it as long as you are dedicated. It’s just food, not a veteran UFC opponent in an octagon. You can beat it! Again, you can find plenty of topics as well as demonstrations on how to successfully put a stop to your food-related complications. It would be better to have these songs on your iPod or iPhone. So, the next time you have any food munching urges, all you’ll need to do is remind yourself of what you are trying to achieve through the music. If you don’t know where to find motivational songs to help you put a stop to always thinking about food, make YouTube your best friend. Just go to YouTube and type in “motivational songs” in the search bar. In a split of a second, you will be presented with thousands of playlists. You can even get soundtracks and instrumentals you can use for the sake of having a variety.
8. Stop thinking about food and try out smaller outfits
You’ll find this on several weight loss topics because of the simple fact that it works like a charm. First, you’ll be required to shop for smaller clothes especially the size that you are looking to fit in after losing some weight. After a week or fortnight of eating right and working out, make a point of trying them out just to see your progress. If you learn how to do this on a regular basis, you’ll realize the desired results creeping in slowly. This will, in turn, motivate you to stay on the highway to fitness, knocking down one milestone after another. You don’t need to make incredibly difficult milestones in order to fit that desired size because they might discourage you. In fact, all you need to do to kick-start your journey is focusing on eating less and working out more. Everything else will fall into place with time. This is more of a psychological motivation that it is physical. Therefore, you’ll need to be in the right state of mind if at all you want to thrive in this fight against your unhealthy relationship with food is concerned. Do this and you’ll be well on your way to losing all the unwanted weight that’s been bothering you. But first, you’ll need to stop worrying because it won’t help you at all. Once you’ve acquired that kind of motivation, proceed with putting in the required efforts. Do this for a long time and you’ll be fitting in the smaller clothes you used as your yardstick for weight loss. From there, you can either choose to maintain your new waistline or continue losing weight until you feel sexy in your own skin. Either way, starting by convincing your mind that you can do it is the most important step. Remember what they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The first step is all you’ll need to take on your journey against thoughts of unhealthy foods.
9. Stop thinking about food by doing pushups
I know this might sound absurd to some but doing pushups every single time you think about food will help you cub the unwanted urges of feeding. And here is a viable demonstration – any time you feel like eating especially when the time isn’t right, do yourself a favor, drop and give yourself 50. Or maybe you can cut yourself some slack at first and do fewer push-ups especially if you aren’t huge on exercising. But with time, you’ll get much stronger. And that’s when you are supposed to keep up with the hard work and challenging yourself. This way, the thinking of food will only give you something to make you lose weight. And in time, you’ll replace the urges with a healthy, body weight based workout regime. And now you’ll only be thinking about doing pushups and not eating that honey glazed donut, or a couple of those. If you don’t know how to do pushups - which would be really weird - you can check the workout videos online which have incredibly thorough demonstrations. Also, there are quite a number of topics on how to do perfect pushups that you can read on. And in the event that you can’t do pushups on your own, you can opt for other ways. For instance, the moment you find yourself thinking about food, try skipping a rope or dancing to your favorite tune. In short, any form of exercise is always good for your health.
10. Stop thinking about food by predicting the future
If you want your unhealthy relationship with food to skedaddle, then you’ll have to learn how to envision what your future should look like. If you want to lose the weight and have the incredibly toned body, then that’s the mental picture you ought to have at all times. This is a very good way of taming your food cravings. If you do this, you’ll stop worrying about bad eating habits hence putting a stop to thinking about food and by extension, overeating. You can enhance your vision for the future by having a poster of Lazar Angelo or any other fitness model up on your wall. And when you picture having those well-chiseled abs in the near future, you’ll subconsciously find yourself working harder to achieve that exact goal. You’ll also realize that having a vision about your future self is much more important than worrying about how you’ll lose excessive weight. Having such a focus will help you try out plenty of ways to stop eating and shift your focus to what really matters – losing weight – instead of worrying about how to go about it.
10. Eat healthy fats
I know what you are thinking. I know you are wondering what’s the point of eating the very same thing you are trying so hard to get rid of? Crazy, right? Well, not really if you come to think of it. There are two kinds of fats; the natural healthy fats and the unhealthy artificial fats. The natural fats can be found in fruits, selected vegetables, and fishes. Some of the foods that contain natural, healthy fats include avocado and salmon fish etc. These naturally occurring fats are not only easily digested and absorbed into the body but are also known to give that feeling of fullness. And it is the feeling of fullness that will effectively reduce your gargantuan urge of overeating. And the lesser you eat, the lesser the fat you’ll have accumulating in your body. Eating healthy, naturally occurring fatty foods in addition to regular exercising is the true demonstration of a person who wants to change for the better. Also, there are plenty of incredibly written, well-researched topics on how to prepare and effectively incorporate these foods into your diet. Be sure to check them out and put an end to your toxic relationship with food.
11. Learn to question your cravings
I know this might sound a tad funny, and even silly to some extent, but it does work. When we are used to overeating, we sometimes feel like eating even when we are not hungry. Therefore, if you ever find yourself worrying about your weight and want to put a stop to it, then it is important for you to take a moment and question your cravings. Always bear in mind that questioning your cravings is not for the faint-hearted. And therefore, it’s the perfect demonstration of a person who is really determined to achieve his or her health goals. You are bound to encounter some difficulties at the beginning. But with time, things will end up working out in your favor which will definitely result in impressive, palpable results.
When all is said and done, the decision to lose weight always boils down to you making and sticking to your personal decision. No number of topics you’ll read on the internet or coaches you’ll talk to will help you lose weight if you don’t know how to discipline yourself and have the required determination. Therefore, instead of worrying too much about your unhealthy relationship with food, how about you get off the couch and do something about it. Feel free to use the above tips on how to stop thinking about food or even better, find other ways that will appeal to you on a much more personal basis. All the best!