Step 1: Admit you have a problem
- Do you eat protein bars frequently or in replacement of meals?
- Do you experience irritability or mood swings when you don’t have a protein bar?
Step 2: Seek support
- There are no registered support groups for this addiction.
- Reach out to a family member or friend.
- Always post to social media when you’re making a life change, if it’s not on social media, it probably didn’t happen.
Step 3: Rid your house, car and gym bag of all protein bar remains
- Get rid of all temptation and by get rid I mean throw out, DO NOT CONSUME.
- Throw out any left over wrappers, you may be tempted to huff the wrappers.
Step 4: Cold Turkey
- Don’t try to slowly ween yourself off, cut it out completely. It’s for the best, I swear.
Step 5: Create an action plan
- This may include avoiding certain sections of the grocery store or never leaving your house again, find something that works for you and stick with it.
Step 6: Do not go on Pinterest
- This might possibly be the hardest step, you think it’s fine to just look up some DIY house decor and next thing you know you’ve pinned 10 protein bar recipes.
Step 7: Unfriend anyone who offers you a protein bar
- Promptly slap that protein bar out of their hand.
- You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life, besides didn’t they see your post on facebook about not eating protein bars? How rude.
Step 8: Preparing for cravings
- It’s bound to happen at one point or another, when the craving hits simply stop whatever you are doing, get down on the floor, and curl up into the fetal position.