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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I contemplated for a long time about blogging on this & I decided that I should. If I can help one person learn from my mistake, it will have been worth it.

I had been eating very healthy foods for several months (lots of fruits & veggies, lean proteins, etc.). Then one day about a month ago I was having a very rough day at work & there was junk food everywhere from an office party. I had a weak moment & went hog wild. It wasn't pretty & I was having a pity party about the scale not moving.

NOT a good idea at all. My body totally revolted. I felt horrible!!! I was tired, lethargic, my muscles felt weak, I felt bloated & uncomfortable. My brain was fuzzy & I couldn't concentrate. I just wanted to go to sleep. I did not make it to the gym that night. It actually took a couple of days for all the junk to get out of my system & for me to start feeling "normal" again (anyone who knows me knows I'm not really normal). emoticon

Anyway, my lessons learned: If I ate that junk for only one day & felt so horrible, imagine what I was doing to my body by eating it every day before I started my healthy eating plan. No wonder I felt horrible all the time. I also realized that the more junk I ate that day, the more I wanted AND I was still not satisfied! I was still hungry!!!

Back on my healthy eating plan, with all the fruits & veggies & healthy lean proteins, I am satisfied & my body is happy & I have plenty of energy to make it through my long days & still make it to the gym most evenings after work.

So, eat this:

and not this:

To feel like this:

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAPECODLIGHT 3/7/2013 8:11AM

    Thanks for this post. It reminded me of how medical professionals tell you it takes about three days to get anesthesia out of your system after surgery - sounds the same for the junk food, which is sort of a form of toxic anesthesia. I know I have had similar results as you describe when I am not eating the right foods to fuel my body.

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CAMETHYSTE 3/7/2013 1:12AM

    The picture of fruits and veggies actually looks better to me than the one of sweets... wow! emoticon

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KARENLEIGH32 3/6/2013 9:39PM

    They say you are what you eat, meaning you eat heavy junk foods, you get lazy. You eat energy foods, veggies & proteins, you feel energetic & strong. Good blog!

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ANHELIC 3/6/2013 9:14PM

    I think you found your one person. I have had a few days of feeling down and turned to your kind of food. Thank you. I think you just saved a drowning friend.
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JULIERAE41 3/6/2013 9:06PM

    Honestly, the healthy selection is so much prettier and appealing than the starchy sweets. The colors cannot be compared! I want to be that color on the inside and on the outside look like the energy graphic. I feel everything you described and am still trying to detox. God love you, Nilla! You are a genius!

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BESCATS 3/6/2013 3:09PM

    Love the blog, and so totally agree !! A few weeks ago, I did the same thing eating pizza, and for about 3 days I felt awful !! It's amazing how our bodies react to different foods. Eat healthy !!!

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BIGPAWSUP 3/6/2013 3:00PM

    Awesome - thanks so much for posting.

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MAXMAMA45 3/6/2013 1:34PM

    Thank you for posting this, it's so hard for me to remember sometimes!!

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/6/2013 12:41PM

    Have NEVER EVER had that experience myself..... emoticon ,,,hehe

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MICKEYH 3/6/2013 12:36PM

    Great blog !! Thanks for sharing your experience regards to junk food. I completely agree.
I am recovering from white pasta the other day and ice cream from yesterday. emoticon
Have a nice healthy day !!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/6/2013 11:54AM

    So true! A beautiful post!

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ANZER15 3/6/2013 10:27AM

    Although we hear this all the time, it's good to have it repeated and a story shared to emphasize how much food affects our day. Thanks!

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RANGERFX 3/6/2013 10:24AM

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GIRLINMOTION 3/6/2013 10:19AM

    It is good when we can realize what poor eating does to us.

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NANCYPAT1 3/6/2013 9:46AM

    Food makes a BIG difference in how we FEEL as well as how our bodies work.

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HELEN_BRU 3/6/2013 9:13AM

    So true, so true! Nearly all of us succumb at some time - it's catching ourselves early enough so we can get back on track right away that counts, which you did. emoticon

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JOANIE69 3/6/2013 9:05AM

    Oh I LOVE the graphics today, and can sympathize with your story of sickening indulgence, too. I had been off sweets for Lent and on Sunday past, (not considered a day in Lent and not counted in the 40 Days), ) I too indulged- just before bedtime- on an over-large piece of apple crisp with too much frozen vanilla yogurt! I woke up on Monday morning so nauseated and fuzzy-headed there was no mistaking what sugar did to me! Amen, sister! Amen!

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    Excellent blog! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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LADYBUG546 3/6/2013 8:58AM

    Very Very true ....I feel the same way

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/6/2013 8:52AM

    Wow I can so relate. I don't know why I do it when I know how terrible I am going to feel afterwards. Eating healthy feels so good why in the world would we want to feel badly? Wonderful post.

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TDEMAIO2 3/6/2013 8:49AM

    YOU are SO right : ) I love your positive blogs Thank you : )

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NANCYRUBIO 3/6/2013 8:48AM

    Good Blog~

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    It will always amaze me what my body craves and what makes my body feel good. Actually, let me correct that. My HEAD craves the junk. If I listen carefully, my BODY craves the yummy stuff!
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EVIE4NOW 3/6/2013 8:43AM

  next time you have a pity party go for a nice long walk instead of eating. your body will thank you for working off the stress instead of adding to it.

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/6/2013 8:34AM

  Food is so critical to how we feel. It has taken me years to 'learn' that as well.
Thanks for the reminder!

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