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Processed food withdrawal : (

Friday, January 27, 2012

Okay giving up processed foods is MUCH harder than I thought it would be. Yesterday was super hard. I was thinking constantly about food - processed food. I was seriously craving a Lean Cuisine meal (one that I don't even particularly like, but it is the last one in the freezer). Then there are the abundant snacky-snacks that are in the pantry for my son and fiance. I try to buy snacks for them that won't tempt me to eat them, but yesterday I was obsessed with Chex Mix and cinnamon rolls. Neither of these choices would cause me to be obsessed in the past, so I'm sure it was just my body reacting to the lack of the sugar/fat/salt and chemicals that it normally gets. I need to get used to the taste of green tea without sweetener, and the taste of whole grain oatmeal with agave nectar (instead of the sweet instant stuff I was used to eating).

I know these changes are 100% worth it though. I've been reading informational articles about how you can literally cure yourself of many ailments/diseases just by eating natural, whole foods. One immediate benefit I've already realized is regularity. Whole foods eating really cleans out your system. That's a good feeling. Also, since I'm drinking decaffinated green tea instead of the regular stuff, I was able to take an afternoon nap after my workout. That felt really good also. I'm going to stay focused on the benefits of eating this way. I'm sure that it will get easier to eat like this with time...and I will feel like a brand new person because of it!

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  • INSPIRE12
    It takea a xouple of days but you will survive. I read dr.oz take on fast food withdraawls he recommends you eat high fatty foods like salmon to help.Keep up the great work.
    3427 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11447306
    I have a bowl of oatmeal almost every morning...not the instant junk...the real stuff. I just sprinkle on cinnamon because cinnamon is good for your heart. I don't consider that processed but maybe it is. Someone has to grind it up emoticon
    I wish you lots of success on your program.
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    3431 days ago
  • LITTLEBO
    Broccoli is an acquired taste, just like sugar is.

    The withdrawl is a bear, but in the end, it is worth it.
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    3431 days ago
  • QUIDDITCHGRRL
    Hello! (Found a link to your post via the Columbus Spark group)

    Once you're past this part, you'll probably never be able to eat processed foods (or most of them) again. They will taste TERRIBLE and plastic-y and just yuck.

    Good luck!!!
    3431 days ago
  • CHANGINGSAM
    I know it's hard, but think about how amazing you'll feel! You'll be so much more healthier!

    Try oatmeal with fruit! I didn't like oatmeal by itself, but when it's paired with fruit, I enjoy it!

    Hang in there!
    3431 days ago
  • MELLYBEANS0919
    Good for you!!! I am sure your body is going crazy from not having all that stuff. Hang in there!!

    3431 days ago
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