How to Stop Junk Food Thinking
The negative effects of living on a diet of junk food are now part of our cultural lexicon pertaining to physical health. Fast food restaurants are required to list the calories, fat content, salt, sugar and other ingredients so the consumer can make an intelligent choice as whether or not to eat the food.
From the First Lady down to health gurus such as Dr. Oz and Dr. Andrew Weil, we are constantly being reminded of the dangers of eating a junk food diet as the basis for our nutrition.
So where is the focus on junk food thinking? Junk food thinking will ruin your health as fast or faster than high sugar drinks, coupled with fried food and chips.
Junk food thinking is the chatter we hear all day that tells us we are not smart enough, good enough, and attractive enough. Junk food thinking prevents us from living a joyful and successful life. Junk food thinking creates all the self-imposed limitations on living our lives on our own terms.
As a coach, I find all my clients—regardless of their background—suffer from some sort of junk food thinking. It is only the degree of junk food thinking that separates one individual from another. The less junk food thinking a person has, the greater sense of joy and accomplishment they experience in their daily lives.
In order to slow down and eventually stop junk food thinking we need make better choices, which include:
- Slowing down
- Being alert, conscious and mindful of our thoughts
- Replacing junk food thinking with high nutritional thoughts of love and kindness towards ourselves
- Thinking thoughts of gratitude
- Thinking of what you can do to contribute to another person, whether or not you know them or not
When you become aware of your thoughts and replace junk food thoughts with high nutritional thoughts, you will lose the weight of a heavy heart and mind.