Healthy, Science-Backed Eating Hacks That Will Transform Your Diet

Health-ify Your Junk Food

Vegetables are in instant ramen miso soup.
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Many people struggle to give up junk food. After all, research in The Journal of Nutrition notes that sugar can cause an addiction. If you can’t surrender pizza or burgers, find ways to make them healthier, says registered dietitian Melissa Mendez.

Add vegetables to mac n cheese or ramen. Replace burger buns and pasta noodles with whole wheat versions. Pair ice cream with fruit, and limit your portion sizes. These tips will help you to transition from a junk food diet to a healthier, more balanced diet.