No experience with it myself. I had a friend who had it a while back. She would eat a ton of fresh blackberries and SWORE that it made her feel so much better. She would eat TONS of them. Not sure if that helps at all...
I'm still learning about SparkPeople and I'm not really good at navigating yet so this may not be the place to ask this. Does anyone out there have fibromyalgia and have you seen a difference in pain level eating clean foods?
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I'm new to this team. But last year I lost 20 pounds just by cutting out my daily soda and fast food. I weighed 175 then. I would stop by sonic and get a large Dr. pepper and some food. When I stopped doing that 20 pounds fell off and I haven't gained it back. So I'm thinking that by getting rid of the junk that you put in your body it will get rid of it's junk.
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I agree that over all, eating natural, fresh and clean foods can bring weight loss because a healthy body will also be a body that tends towards a healthy weight. Still, there are other things to consider.
First, it depends on just how "dirty" a person's diet was before they cleaned it up and how much weight they want to lose. My friend dropped 50 lbs in just a couple of months by totally removing soda pop and espresso drinks from her diet. She was 150 lbs overweight when she started though so that's a consideration.
Also, we can trade in GMO, conventional highly refined pasta for an organic, whole grain pasta and not lose anything because we are still eating pasta regularly. It's a healthier choice for sure and our bodies will thank us but the weight probably won't move. Same with a lot of other foods.
If a person does switch over to cleaner foods there's a chance they will be satiated with less food at a meal--that would help.
But if a person has a sweet tooth then... Well, maybe using stevia rather than any sugars will also help. Sugar, all sugars, cause fat storage and all kinds of negative things in our bodies. Fruit is a healthy way to get our required dose of glucose but we can over-do that too if we are piggy ;).
Grains and potatoes, even if fresh and organic will keep the pounds on unless you cut them way down or eliminated them nearly completely.
But for sure, "cleaning" up your diet is a great way to start on the road to good health.
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Welcome Susie. I do think you can lose weight with clean eating and you will be much healthier as you lose. It sounds like you have some reservations. What about clean eating makes you uncomfortable or doubtful?
I'm more of a lurker on the team, so I'm sure the most knowledgeable members will be chiming in soon. Glad to have you hear and I hope the team can help.
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Hi, I'm Susie from Indiana. Is it reasonable to expect some weight loss with clean eating? I'm just starting to learn about it and wonder if this is the right direction for someone with 50 pounds to lose. I'd appreciate help getting started and I really hope this is the right place, finally! Thanks in advance for any advice. Susie
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