4. Don’t keep junk food in the house
Having junk food around nearly always leads to temptation, so it’s a no-brainer that the best way to save yourself from adding additional empty calories is to not keep it to hand. It’s fine to treat yourself once in a while, but when you consume candy and crisps regularly, you’re not only eating more than your fair share of unhealthy salts, sugars, and fats, you’re likely to pile on the pounds quicker. Many studies have demonstrated the link between excess junk food consumption and obesity, with one study finding that mice who consumed a junk food diet had up to 600% more body fat than those that were fed a normal diet.
While you can indulge in your favourite chocolate snack or that salty bag of crisps occasionally, it’s not a good idea to do it daily – as it can lead to excess weight gain, along with a multitude of other health troubles.