• Head Coach, Desmond de Moussac

3 Tips to Stop Overeating on Junk Food

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Have you ever opened a bag of chips intending to eat a few pieces, but end up finishing the bag? The same thing happens with cookies, ice cream, and all the other snacks you are craving for.

It's not because you have poor self-control or discipline. These foods are actually designed to make us overeat.

Here's how it works, and some tricks to overcome them.

Key Takeaways:

Companies use clever marketing and flavor-packed products to entice us to eat more than we intended.
By reducing the "temptations" in our immediate environment, we reduce the likelihood of us binge snacking when cravings hit.
Find healthy substitutions to satisfy the same cravings to reduce our need on junk food.

Junk food companies design their products specifically to do achieve one objective:

To eat their food and to KEEP eating more and more.

They do this in 3 ways:

1. Marketing tricks to make their junk food seem healthy.

  • Bright colors and friendly cartoon characters on the packaging help us to form positive associations with their brand and product. They do this with commercials as well.