We all love it, we all eat it and we all will always eat it! I’m not of these fitness professionals selling you the dream that I eat perfectly all the time, it really is OK to eat junk food from time to time. I think where we have problems with junk food is if we are using it as a crutch or we are just eating it all the time- it can be a hard hole to get out of, I’m sure we have all been there- some may be there right now as your reading this. It’s OK.
I am going to give some tips and tricks on how to ‘soften the blow’ when it comes to junk food:
Make your own ‘junk food’ at home.
Making your own is beneficial because:
– Gets your children involved
– You can make your own patties from scratch-so you know what is in them
– You can make your own pizza bases- OR the cauliflower/whole meal bases are best. Another tips is thin based is better (fewer simple carbs)
– Make homemade chips from Potatoes or Kumara- Not pre made in a packet
If Eating out at a restaurant or café:
Your maxed out on junk food and your caught out at a social occasion at a restaurant or cafe:
– choose something simple on the menu
– avoid the junk food items
– ask them to adjust your meal slightly- eg- ‘half sauce’
– If at a cafe I’ll often just order the simplest egg option on the menu- bit safer than a ‘big breakfast!’
Recommended places to go for Junk Food Fix:
Burgers: Burger Fuel (as for half sauce on your burgers!) OR a good Fish and Chip Shop
Pizza: Local Restaurant
Chinese OR Indian Restaurants- dumplings etc.
I recommend avoiding fast food places such as McDonalds, KFC or Dominos. The ingredients that they use are mass produced in a factories using all sorts of non food ingredients, additives and preservatives. There is zero nutritional benefit in that food.
How often do I recommended buying junk food eating out?
Once per week to Once per fortnight- that includes all meals!
Making junk food at home
Brunch-Once a week
Dinner-Once a week
That’s it for this week I hope you guys have a great week coming up and take care of yourselves and keep moving!