This last week I have been straying from my “unprocessed” diet….I have had organic tortilla chips, Rice chips, Dark chocolate covered almonds, one or two coffees, and one night I ate out and ordered a spinach tortilla wrap with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and tortilla strips and ate a few french fries on the side. I felt sick later that evening and well into the next day.
I knew that I felt good doing the experiment but I guess I didn’t realize how good I actually felt until I started eating semi-normal again. I have been getting tired in the afternoons, I have a hard time waking up in the morning and I don’t feel light and refreshed, instead I feel bloated and groggy. I notice that in my workouts I cannot lift as heavy of weights and my endurance is shorter. I have even noticed a few blemishes on my skin (which I didn’t have during the experiment). Overall, I can tell a big difference in the way that I feel compared to those 30 days.
I would have never guessed that eating a little bit of processed foods would make that much of a difference but it really has. I want the energy, glow, and stamina back!!! Fresh foods ROCK!!!
It is my passion to somehow make healthy eating into a career ….I would love to open a fresh juice/smoothie bar, write a book on healthy eating and run classes that teach people how to make lots of delicious, fresh food.
One day…… 🙂