Unhealthy food addiction is one of the major problems facing people’s health today. It causes many people to keep eating what’s not good for their bodies. Unfortunately, it’s a very difficult situation to deal with as unhealthy eating is endemic in society. This means that when you quit one addiction, it’s easy to get yourself into another, which can be very scary and dangerous.
Besides the fact that food addiction is interchangeable, most of the processed foods people are addicted to are poly-addictive. For example, when you consume sweets, you’re getting addicted to sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, milk and palm oil, all of which are not friendly to your health. If that’s going to continue without a change from a lifestyle where people get most of their energy from processed foods, then we are going to keep having a more sick and unhealthy population.
One of the best ways to put a stop to food addiction and embrace healthy foods is to ensure that we change the programming of the coming generation (we mean the children) so that they can have healthy eating habits. As for those that are already addicted, they can also rewire their brain to return back to real foods and stay away from processed ones.
How do they do that? The best answer is to first detach themselves from the addictive foods through fasting. Fasting is very important for many health advantages in humans, and specifically, it is the leading way to break your addiction to unhealthy foods. When you fast, you’re not eating anything, whether junk or not. So, you will easily be able to give yourself a break from addiction, which is a good opportunity to start healthy foods when you want to break the fast.
Fasting Help To Be Healthy
All that being said, we want to show you the amazing benefits of fasting in breaking an addiction and beyond. But before we talk about the amazing health benefits of fasting, especially in breaking addiction, you need to know the healthy foods you should eat and the ones that are bad for your health so that you can abandon them. Let’s first take a look at the foods you should eat. Here are some of what you should eat.
The Good Foods Are; apricot, pear, apples, peaches, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, blueberries, raspberries, and vegetables like onions (that can aid gut health and immune strength with inulin probiotic), spinach, onions, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, spinach, eggplant, tomato, cucumber, Paleolithic and other diets with a substantial amount of probiotics. You can also eat nuts. However, if you are allergic to nuts, you should be careful which kind of nuts and seeds you consume. Walnuts and peanuts are good for you.
The basic message is that you can go for any diet you want with the condition that it doesn’t contain addictive foods. The best foods are those that are natural, fresh and raw. So, ensure not to go shopping when you don’t need to, learn to say no when offered addictive foods by friends and families and stay away from every means you can get yourself into those foods again.
Foods To Avoid
Now that you know the good foods for your health, it’s time to know the ones you should avoid. The addictive diets you should stop taking are;
Foods loaded with sugar and sweeteners, flowers of any kind, stretches, sweet potatoes, squash, beans, processed fats, fried foods, cheeses, Brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, Puffed grains, soy, potatoes in all forms (such as chips both baked and mashed), cereals, melon, grape, banana, soy oil, vegetable oil and cottonseed oil. These foods are not good for you regardless of how much they’ve campaigned as healthy to you. You should stop taking them to free yourself from getting more addicted and sick.
Benefits Of Fasting
As we have mentioned earlier, fasting is one of the greatest ways you can break any form of food addiction you have, whether sugar, salt, or whatever. When you fast, it aids you to;
- It breaks the dopamine cycle that keeps you addicted
- Eliminate addictive foods from the diet
- Breaks cravings for processed foods
- Deconstructs previous maladaptive neuropathways
- Restores neurochemical homeostasis
- Restores leptin levels
- Increases adiponectin
- Rewires neural pathways
- Increase your brain-derived neurotrophic factor
- Induce kenogenesis and metabolic flexibility
- Improve your intestinal dysbiosis
- Improve your leaky guts
- Improve your brain and self-esteem
- Enhance your mood disorder and depression
- Lessen the pain
- Eliminate fatty liver
- Eliminate sleep apnea
- Improve insulin sensitivity (reverse diabetes) in you.
- Eliminate toxins in your body
- Promotes metabolic flexibility
All these are some of the endless goodness that fasting can do for you.
In conclusion, breaking food addiction requires sacrifice, patience and perseverance. However, once you put in your best and undergo the sacrifice, your brain wakes up, your energy level will be improved, and you will see the clarity that will help you stick to the right diet. You have to be determined and ready to pay the price to achieve this. You have to do the thing that will help you withdraw from the addictive diets, the best of which are fasting, getting used to failure, and keeping the positive support cycle.
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