6 steps to snap your junk food addiction

Giving up junk food isn’t difficult because you lack willpower. It’s difficult because junk food is addictive…

Once you start eating junk food daily, you’re hooked. In fact, your body reacts to junk food the same way it does to addictive substances like alcohol, cocaine and tobacco. It goes through a cycle of binging, craving and withdrawal. But breaking the cycle is so important — and not just to maintain a healthy weight either…

It may sound crazy, but even if you don’t have diabetes, junk food causes wastes and fluids to accumulate in your blood, tricking your kidneys into behaving as if you had full-fledged diabetes. And eventually, that can make you quite sick.

So how do you break the cycle?

It won’t be easy, but certain techniques can help you break free from junk food addiction. Once you succeed, you’ll no longer be a slave to your food cravings. And you’ll feel and look better too. Here are six tips that can help you:

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.