Now, giving up chips cold turkey constitutes cruel and unusual punishment in the United States, so we’ve come up with a few ways to help you ease out of the habit.
1. Acknowledge your addiction
According to Karen Ansel, MS, RDN, and co-author of The Calendar Diet: A Month-by-Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life, we’re conditioned from the time we’re babies to love salt. “Potato chips provide an alluring combo of salt, fat and easily digested carbs, nutrients many of us naturally crave,” she says. This habit can wreak havoc on your health as you experience low blood sugar after a quick burst of energy. It’s not your fault, son. It’s not your fault.