I've been eating pretty clean for several years now. I was raised to eat this way- I guess coming from a European background with all the home cooking...loads of soups and vegetables and common sense (training) helped shape my future.
HOWEVER, I commited to losing lots of JUNK (additives, preservatives, sugars...you get the idea) about 6 mos ago.
My weight loss is slow going. I don't seem to care of late. Why?
Becasue I feel fantastic. I look like I've lost 20 pounds and people tell me this ALL the time. I know it's hard to beleive but eating clean natural foods in as close a pure state as possible flushes away fat and toxins.
I took things seriously after doing a few fruit and vegetable flushes(jay robb.com) and felt like someone injected me with b-12. I felt good, I looked younger, my skin was full and vibrant...
Anyhow... after about 6 mos of seriously cutting out toxins, I can testify that eating clean has also eliminated mood swings and overall feelings of weary, depression...
I simply feel great every morning when I rise.
It's that simple.
Wellness through eating clean is the way!
Life is good :)
Welcome newbies and thanks for checking in!!!
I'm only as strong as the coffee I drink and the hair spray I use...
It's been 2 months.I am feeling much better. My cloths are getting loser each week. I love knowing what the best foods for my body are. I have much more energy. My skin is more vibrant. I learned that I do some things by habit not by desire. I actually like sweet potato's plain. I was buttering and sugaring them by habit. I think the life style changes that are starting to feel like second nature is one of the best gifts I've given myself in a long time.
I've been eating clean for about four and a half months now! It is what broke my plateau! As far as changes...wow! The fat has melted off!!! I've lost inches in my legs, hips, butt...and my stomach is toned. I have had to buy all new clothing...as I could take my jeans off without unzipping or unbuttoning them! LOL
As far as skin...well, I was already taking great care of it with botanically based products before clean eating...so I haven't noticed a difference there.
I don't crave anything any more....could care less about sweets or salty foods.
Just feel great! Love the energy!
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