The Taste Of Healthy
It has been 4 weeks since we began the “Leaving Unhealthy Behind Challenge“. For those of you that are unaware, this is the first time in my life that I have ever watched (other than the literal sense) what goes into my body. I have noticed various changes in my energy levels, appetite, and in my taste.
My energy has skyrocketed. I am able to sustain most days without having that “I need a nap” period. I am doing more physically than I have done since I was in boot camp for the USMC. During workouts I feel as if I can go much longer than I did prior to the change in diet.
I find myself getting hungry about every two hours. My appetite has gone from wanting one huge meal a few times a day with a ton of greasy, sugary, and fatty snacks sprinkled inbetween, to wanting a few smaller meals mixed with fruit and nuts as snacks. I wake up between 4:30AM and 5:00AM normally (I sleep in until 6:00AM on Sundays) and after my AM workout I head straight for food and eat continuously until 8:00PM. My cheat is usually a Tim Horton’s (Canadian equivalent to Dunkin Donuts) Bacon B.E.L.T. on a Cheddar Bagel every Saturday morning.
I have noticed that I no longer crave the foods that were once a constant in my life. No more Ruffles “chips” while playing video games after work. No more sharing candy with the kids. I have even kicked my 10:00PM peanut butter cookie (anywhere between 4 and 8) routine. My taste buds have altered as well. I tried something fried at a “greasy spoon” restaurant a week ago and was turned off by the taste of lard and fat. That came as a huge shock because I have always been a fan of fried foods.
My leaving unhealthy behind challenge has become a mainstay. I now consider this a lifestyle change as it is something I plan to keep for the rest of my time on Earth. Have you been keeping your eating habits in check? Have you been eating healthy for years? Are you looking to begin eating healthy? If any of these questions apply to you or if you have something you would like to say, please leave a comment!
Change your diet, change your life…