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Old 05-16-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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Me, too.

Eating healthy isn't fun or delectable. But it's now necessary, at my age, to feel my best.

I go back and forth. I eat pretty healthy, normally. But then I binge on something...no-sugar ice cream, or chips, or whatever. I gain a lot of weight immediately...those foods are super high in sodium, so I bloat up. My digestive system gets messed up, and I feel sluggish. My head feels not as happy...I think those foods do a number on the brain, too. Carb crash?

But then I go back to eating my normal but boring healthy way, and things get back to normal.

I do get gas and a messed up digestive system while eating healthy, though, if I eat too much of certain foods, like dried dates or raisins.

I do have one bad weakness I can't seem to give up: cheese. I try to limit it, since I can't seem to give it up. I use less if I buy the shredded variety and add it to salads or sandwiches.
There is nothing wrong with cheese. And why should healthy food taste boring? It should taste better than junk food.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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Last week I had to go to a summit for the company I work for where we were give breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food while good, was more processed and junk like. They had salad but the salad was weak. So for three days I ate that food.

And I'll bet you were in meetings and sedentary activities for much of that time. Isn't it possible that contributed to the discomfort, bloat and difficulty in elimination you felt afterwards?
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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The bad thing about eating healthy is that it makes you very farty.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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And I'll bet you were in meetings and sedentary activities for much of that time. Isn't it possible that contributed to the discomfort, bloat and difficulty in elimination you felt afterwards?
Possibly, but ran 5 miles every morning before the day started, so I would think that would somewhat help out.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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Why I just bail on those meetings. Honestly, the only thing that powered me through a 60 pound weight loss was to take control. I maintained MY eating choices through the holidays, work functions. If a work function is a catered work function I will opt for my own food or make up an excuse not to go.
I couldn't. It was a company summit. Mandatory meetings. All meeting were in the same hotel we were staying at. In a way it's like being at summer camp where the meals were pretty much mandatory on what you were given. Again they had salads, but they were the crappy kind. So that didn't help.

It's okay, I have now been three days back on my normal diet and starting to feel better. It's just I never realized how junk food effects you.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:39 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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..It's okay, I have now been three days back on my normal diet and starting to feel better. It's just I never realized how junk food effects you.
It took me about 40 years to figure this out, while my daughter did it in about 15.

Healthy food is much tastier than a poor diet, IMO. The only bad thing I can think of is that it tends to be expensive.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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The bad thing about eating healthy I am learning is when you take a break from healthy foods and eat processed/junk food, man does it not sit well in your stomach.

For the past few weeks I have really changed up my diet, eating extremely healthy, little to no sugar, high fiber, lots of vegetables, protein, fruits, nuts, grains. That has been all I have been eating. In those three weeks my digestive system felt fantastic, stools were a gold standard. My digestive system was running like a well oiled machine.

Last week I had to go to a summit for the company I work for where we were give breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food while good, was more processed and junk like. They had salad but the salad was weak. So for three days I ate that food. Then for Mother's day the food naturally was not the best either. Since I started eating at the summit, I have been so uncomfortable. My stools are not consistent, I have a lot of gas here and there, feel bloated and not so much in pain, but stomach feels uncomfortable.

It's really makes you realize after eating so healthy how food really impacts your body and can make a total difference.
One specific example of this, is if you eliminate all salty foods from your diet. After a few weeks, when your body has cleared itself of the excess salt and the several pounds of retained fluids that go with it, any of the salty foods you eat again, will taste so briny, that they are unpleasant. These are foods you thought were normal, before you reduced your salt intake.
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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One specific example of this, is if you eliminate all salty foods from your diet. After a few weeks, when your body has cleared itself of the excess salt and the several pounds of retained fluids that go with it, any of the salty foods you eat again, will taste so briny, that they are unpleasant. These are foods you thought were normal, before you reduced your salt intake.
That's the next thing I am watching for. Right now it's been pretty much sugar that I have cut off keeping it to about 20g or less per day. Even with that it's only natural sugar from fruits that those 20g come from. It's also a high fiber diet.

With that being said, one other thing I don't like about eating healthy (and moreso a high fiber diet) is how many times I have to go do #2. My stools are like a golden standard and makes me realize how healthy I am, but man, I used to go just 1-2 times per day. Now it like 3-5, a little bit annoying, but I feel like it's my body being very effective in digesting the food and moving the bad stuff out!
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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That's the next thing I am watching for. Right now it's been pretty much sugar that I have cut off keeping it to about 20g or less per day. Even with that it's only natural sugar from fruits that those 20g come from. It's also a high fiber diet.

With that being said, one other thing I don't like about eating healthy (and moreso a high fiber diet) is how many times I have to go do #2. My stools are like a golden standard and makes me realize how healthy I am, but man, I used to go just 1-2 times per day. Now it like 3-5, a little bit annoying, but I feel like it's my body being very effective in digesting the food and moving the bad stuff out!

Fiber is a great mover, so to speak.
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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There is nothing wrong with cheese. And why should healthy food taste boring? It should taste better than junk food.
Cheese is not a health food. Thereís nothing healthy about eating calf growth hormone. By nature, itís not meant for humans. Plant based is the way to go.
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