It seems like dieting and healthy-eating are the most popular topics today. I thought I would share my story of how I stopped drinking soda, eating chips and fast food burgers.
Growing up outside of North America, junk food was sparse and fast food was non existent. When I came to Canada at age 14, I was introduced to a whole new world of food indulgence. And I indulged in McDonald's meals finished up by a big glass of Coke, just like everyone else. Not until 16, did I realize that junk food and fast food aren't that great for you. Believe it or not, no one ever told me that before! I am naturally a very curious creature and I turned to the Internet to research on what's so bad about junk food. After looking at pictures of nails dissolving in Coke, KFC's headless pink chickens and McDonald's fries stored for years without loosing it's shape and form - I decided that it's simply time to stop.
I thought the easiest way to cut myself off would be to tell myself that what I'm eating is gross. Basically, I chose to test my own will power. With every sip or bite I took, I literally said "ew, gross". Try doing that for a couple days and you will start believing that it's actually gross and will want nothing to do with it. It worked! It's been 8 years and I still think that soda is gross. I haven't had McDonalds burgers (except for a bite I took off my brother's meal which gave me a stomachache) nor am I even tempted to have one.
I am lucky to have great metabolism and strong will power. Try to give yours a test as well. And don't say "I'll start tomorrow." Start today!
P.S. I am not a super healthy person. I indulge in pizza, chocolate and other stuff. But I don't think it's fair to cut yourself off from everything you like. Just choose a couple things which you think are the worst in your diet.