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How to Avoid Eating Take-Away

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Published May 7th 2013
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Take-away is delicious; KFC, MacDonald's, Hungry Jacks, fish and chips - all these foods are amazing however they are really high in calories, fat and salt. I have to avoid eating take-away all the time so I will share my advice in how to avoid eating it.

Don't bring loose coins with you
Bringing loose coins can be addicting when you go out really quick somewhere, but if you bring a purse full of one dollar coins, it'll be way too easy to stop in at McDonald's and get something from the loose change menu.

Don't look out for ATMs
If you have your bank card with you, you'll be tempted to go to the ATM to get money out and spend it on take-away. Look straight ahead, and walk right past it. Don't look out for any either.

Bring snacks with you in your bag
Before you go out to the shops, put an apple, a sandwich, a packet of crackers or any other healthy food you like eating in your bag, just in case you get hungry. I do this all the time, every time I get peckish at the shops, I take out my pre-made sandwich and my hunger goes away once I've finished it.

Look up online for deals
Look up on and other health food shops if they have any special deals or offers on their food. If you see this, it'll be an incentive to not go and get KFC or Hungry Jacks.

Reward yourself
Every bit of money that you save from not going to get take-away, put inside a money jar and then reward yourself once a month and get a meal from a take-away place or buy yourself a cute dress.

I once managed to save $57.85 in five months every time I had spare money and didn't use it on junk food.

Avoiding take-away shops is easy, you just need motivation and new ideas for how to avoid them and eat healthy.
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