Cutting crap - Eating healthy. No ifs, ands or buts.

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    Feb 21, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    My diet was terrible, and I didn't care!

    I've never had to watch what I ate, I've always been the same weight no matter if I eat junk all day, or very healthy meals.

    So obviously, I chose to eat the junk - it's tastiest!

    Anyway, for whatever reason I've decided to turn over a new leaf icon_smile.gif
    So for the last 3 days I have ate no chocolate, drank no alcohol or consumed anything bad - BUT IN ALL HONESTY I FEEL NO BETTER FOR IT!

    Here's what I have ate over the last 3 days, nothing is missing from it (well I haven't put my beverages on here but they are just pure oranges and waters).

    Tuesday:
    2 Weetabix with milk
    Ham wrap
    Pasta with chicken
    Cooked chicken, chips (oh well) and beans
    Natural Yogurt, meringue and fruit.

    Wednesday
    Omelet (2 eggs, mushrooms, spring onion)
    Ham wrap with red onions
    Homemade vegetable soup (carrot, peas, sweet potato, onion, mushroom)
    2 pieces of bread
    Natural Yogurt, meringue and fruit.
    Banana sandwich
    2 Weetabix

    Thursday
    Scrambled eggs on toast (3 eggs)
    Homemade vegetable soup (carrot, peas, sweet potato, onion, mushroom)
    Jacket potato, tuna, salad (leafy things and half a red pepper and half a yellow one)
    I made a pint of fruit juice from a carrot, cucumber, orange and apple.

    ... Thursdays diary is ongoing.

    How long is it likely to take to start feeling the benefit of this diet?
    Am I missing things from it that I need?
    Advice, ideas? icon_sad.gif
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    Feb 21, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    Dude, the rule of thumb is 7 days to detox from wheat, sugar, white flour, etc.

    Unless you fast. Then it's faster. {no pun intended}
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    Feb 21, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    That sounds almost impossible. No sugar or wheat for a week?!

    Maybe if I keep this up for a week things will get better :s
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    Feb 22, 2013 5:26 AM GMT
    You'll hit the zone and it'll get easier. Wait it out. Who knows, after a week without bread and sugar you might not miss either.
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    Mar 11, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    Is your motivation for eating healthier that you are beginning to feel bad when you eat certain foods? Are you trying to lose weight? Are you trying to have better energy? Or, are you just doing it because you think it's right, would be good for you, and you think it might possibly make you feel better than you already do?

    No matter the reason, the first thing I'd say is that you have to take everything in moderation. There's no need to drive yourself crazy. Make all of your meals healthy, but reserve some space in your diet for your favorite foods. It's okay to have your favorite chocolate bar once a day or once every few days as long as you're not eating fried chicken and french fries for lunch.

    The main reason for this is that your body won't be able to tell the difference between a perfect diet and a near-perfect diet. Your body will feel just the same if you eat a little bit of chocolate or eat no chocolate, so you might as well eat a little bit of chocolate eh? icon_smile.gif Unless you have some very specific goals like trying to massively bulk up or lose weight, I think the best thing to do is just to use common sense - generally eat good food, but eat what you want sometimes too. Your body won't care one way or the other, but you will be much happier if you aim for a good diet instead of a perfect one.