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4 Ways to Fight Unhealthy Habits


Sometimes, shaping up your lifestyle and losing weight isn’t as simple as they make it seem on television. For some, choosing the healthy food over the greasy option isn’t an easy task – and neither is restricting portions and spending time at the fitness center. There are ways, however, to fight the unhealthy habits and trick yourself into following a more wholesome, fulfilling lifestyle. In this article, we’ve offered a few suggestions that can steer you on the right path to success and overall wellness. Here are a few tips for fighting the unhealthy habits – and hopefully beating them for good:

1. Train Your Brain
No more excuses. Start by eliminating all unhealthy, processed food from your pantry and stick to purchasing fresh produce instead. Then, create a weekly menu of delicious meals made from only wholesome foods. By planning out your meals ahead of time, you’ll be less likely to go out of your way for an unhealthy option – otherwise you’ll have wasted your time, money and effort.

2. Avoid Fast Food Routes
Speaking of unhealthy options, do your best to avoid fast food restaurants on your route to work and back. It’s easy to stop and grab something when it’s on the way home – it’s a different story when it’s out of the way.

Avoid routes that take you near fast food restaurants.Avoid routes that take you near fast food restaurants.

3. Start a Fitness Regimen
Beyond making healthier food choices, you may consider starting a workout plan. Not only will this help your body feel better, but it can boost confidence when you start to see results. Plus, once you see that your hard work is paying off, you’ll be less likely to negate that progress by binge eating. Head to your local gym and sign up to meet with a personal trainer if you need help getting started.

4. Consider a Helping Hand
We at Hallelujah Acres have a wealth of knowledge about the havoc processed foods can wreak on the body. If you’re interested in learning about how harmful these foods really are, you can learn more on our website, or read one of our recommended books. Additionally, we’d love to share information on our primarily raw, plant-based diet and how it can aid weight loss, improve digestion, promote mental clarity and more. For those who are ready to kick-start this new lifestyle, consider our Get Started Kit. You’ll receive the supplements and assistance you need to jump on the path to better health and beat bad habits for good.


  1. Annette July 18, 2017

    Good information on this blog! Since I have started working at HA, I have learned a lot about different ways to prepare meals or prep your food before work. Also I like eating the survival bars in the place of the on the road fast food…lol I like the part in the blog where it say train your brain… One we start eating clean and more healthier we want to start a good workout plan, it makes us more excited when we see weight start to come off and feeling better too. Great Blog!!!

  2. Annette Whitworth July 10, 2019

    This was a good blog. When a person want to start to change the lifestyle it is very important to think of ways to fix healthy dishes. Getting away from the fast foods is most important. That type of food has so much that can cause harm in our bodies. I founded out from drinking more water and doing more work out stuff has help my family.

  3. Jennifer July 11, 2019

    Great suggestions! I love the simple suggestions that can really be life changing. We all have the ability to make these simple changes and stick with it. Thank you!

  4. Connie July 11, 2019

    These are great suggestions for practicing healthy habits. When you only have nutritious foods available in the house, it makes it easier to choose the right foods to nourish the body. If a person is in the habit of eating food in the middle of the night (as pictured in this article) that would definitely be a good place to start to make changes. I was reminded recently how processed food contributes to inflammation in the body.

  5. TBlack July 11, 2019

    For most of us, the transition has to be something we want as well as need. It has to be a conscious decision to eliminate the bad foods from our life and to avoid those very convenient and very addicting fast food runs. It’s always good to have a support system in place any time you make a drastic change like this in your life. In the end, it will be well worth it!

  6. Angela May 4, 2021

    Wonderful information and suggestions, it is really hard to change your lifestyle. Once you take that first step it is worth it all, to feel better and be healthier.

  7. Nancy Lawhorn May 6, 2021

    Thank you for this info. Very helpful. Just to add, what has finally kept me almost 100% whole foods plant based is YouTube. YouTube on your TV has a wealth of information re: plant based health, movies-What the Health is the best, creating habits, environment, neuroscientists, biologists, Podcasters, Cardiologists, T. Colin Campbell, Caldwell Esselstyn; the list is endless. Watching and listening, almost daily, to all of these profound and compelling facts has helped me a ton.

    • Melody Hord May 7, 2021

      Wow. Thanks Nancy.There are many studies showing the power in plant compounds that help the body with its self-healing. Is there a particular video you like that you could share the link?

  8. Connie May 6, 2021

    I have recently developed a healthy habit of juicing first thing in the morning. I’m feeling good about it.

  9. Nancy Lawhorn May 16, 2021

    Hi Melody, you are welcome! My favorite is the movie What The Health. It exposes quite a bit about animal abuse, planet abuse, medical abuse and food marketing abuse. Once YouTube realized I was interested in whole foods plant based subjects, it now lists a total array on this subject. Some of it I click on then click out of. For instance I’m not interested in some fat guy going vegan by replacing meat with packaged processed stuff. I’m more interested in the science of it. Rich Roll has a good pod cast with very good guests. You just need to weed through his guests. The author of Atomic Habits was on, he was good to listen to. Enjoy your journey, don’t be perfect, try our best. Your enjoyment and practice of it all will help more than you can imagine, making you one day… perfect.

    • Melody Hord May 17, 2021

      Hi Nancy,
      This is really good information. I sure do need some atomic habits.
      I still believe juicing is one of the very best things we can do for ourselves! Taking a burden off of the digestive tract is a good thing.
      I am still trying to refine my juicing practice to make it as easy and quick as possible.

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