Integrative Nutrition teaches the theory of “crowding out,” as an effective way to overcome habitual consumption of unhealthy food. The principal of crowding out suggests that you add more to your diet, instead of taking away. By adding healthy, whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and grains, you will crowd out the unhealthy foods.
The body can only take so much food. If you fill the body with healthy, nutrient-dense food, it is only natural that cravings for unhealthy foods will lessen substantially.
The key to the crowding out theory is to drink lots of water and eat nutrient-rich food early in the day, to crowd out cravings later in the day.