How to Stop Eating Junk Food?

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I'm 26 and have been eating fast food my entire life, I've never had a healthy diet or learned about them and have always just eaten fast food or unhealthy foods for the convenience and taste but it's now more of an addiction, and I'm feeling it start to catch up to me. Where I work is within walking distance of a McDonald's, Taco Bell, Wendy's, and Subway which also makes it hard not to get it. I've tried things like pre-cooking

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The tricky thing here is that you have a HABIT of eating fast food that you need to break as well as your body being CONDITIONED to eat fast food.

Habits are a default behavior that is formed by repetition.  Habits can be changed by CHOOSING the behavior you want and then FORCING yourself to perform the new behavior instead of the habit for a period of time until the new, chosen behavior
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Don't go to a fast food place..
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You actually noted the true problem... you ARE addicted to a fast-food diet. Your body has been thoroughly conditioned to survive on fast food and therefore it CRAVES it. And, THAT is the truth.

Planning your shopping and meals is the key to combat the addiction so you can literally go through the withdrawal process.
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At Wendy's, order a small chili, a baked potato, and a side salad. Slice open the potato and pour in the chili..Eat the salad separately. Order water or a diet beverage.

At Subway, go for a salad with meat, same drink deal.

Taco Bell has power bowls that are healthy, low fat, and tasty. I like the beef. I don't do Mcdonald's because I seldom find anything healthy on their menu.

Notice that there is nothing deep-fried on my menu suggestions. Give it a try.
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Just try and limit your 'fast food' meals to twice a week, then once, then cut down the 'fast' meals gradually as you go along, and then you may only be having them for a treat.
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A good read of all the crap that goes into fast food should turn you off.

There is a REASON that a McDonald's burger doesn't go bad for months/years.
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Easy? making a major lifestyle change isn't ever easy. Don't try to do it all at once.  Make some small changes. For example, start with just one day a week where you bring food from home and don't get fast food. The next week, make it 2 or 3 days.  When this becomes more routine and comfortable, cut back to one day a week only.

Understand that fast food companies have spent billions of dollars on food chemistry
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This is not just an addiction to fast food. You're reaching the coffee break hungry, and/or seeking relief from something.

How's your breakfast? Make time to prepare something that will carry you through the morning with only a light snack during the coffee break. Rule of thumb: be glad you had breakfast.
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I am not trying to be sassy with you, but this is the honest truth here~~ just don't buy it. You are an adult now, you know right from wrong, and if you want to make a change in your life then it is up to you to set yourself a goal and stick to it, plain and simple. And trust me when I tell you this because I am not just some skinny btch sitting behind a keyboard, I actually have had this problem. My place of work was about an hour from
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So you're addicted. It is and isn't your fault. They load fast food with tasty sugars and preservatives to keep you coming back for more. Fast food has been shown to be highly addictive, like a drug, and you throw in fast food being SUPER convenient, POOF! you have the perfect storm of them making money and you being a sucker. Sorry if that comes off as rude, but I'm being honest.
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