Time to say ‘No’ to junk food

Abby Sharp

It’s time to stop thinking that you deserve that cookie or that sugar rich frappuccino from Starbucks every time you complete a task.

You should definitely reward yourself after writing that eight-page paper or working out every day for five days straight, but don’t reward yourself with junk food anymore; it’s time to look at cleaner eating habits.

Clean eating doesn’t necessarily mean eating less or starting a vegan or vegetarian diet. It simply means that you should try to cut out bad fats or junk food.

If you have even a shadow of a doubt about what you’re going to eat, you should probably say no.

The best way to start is to stock your fridge and pantry with healthful options. This way, you won’t even have the temptation to snack on junk food.

Start with your favorite fruits and vegetables and hummus with pita chips (or another healthy snack option if you’re not a hummus person).

When it comes to chips, opt for kettle-cooked or baked over regular.

Try to stay away from soda completely. If you can’t manage without that caffeine fix, go for a lighter soda like Sprite or Sierra Mist.

At all costs, avoid sweets – no cookies, candy or ice cream. Just don’t.

One substantial way to get on a healthier routine is to avoid going out to eat. Make it a goal to only go out to eat once or twice a week.

Doing your own meal prep ensures that you know exactly what’s going into your body, which is the most important aspect of clean eating.

It’s not easy to change your eating habits, but it gets easier over time. The healthier you eat, the more your body will adapt to your new eating habits.

Healthy eating requires a lot of discipline, but it’s worth it to live a cleaner, more energized life. Your body will say thank you later.