I have read that eating processed foods containing various additives such as colorings, preservatives, artificial this and that, and things that I cannot pronounce can mess with the endocrine system. I have always been suspicious of these things and wonder if these things have contributed to many of the illnesses found in the body.
I can tell that something is different. I get truly hungry with the growl more often. I am eating whole foods for the most part. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, and things such as hard boiled eggs, almonds, and low-carb/low-glycemic products have created a healthier inner me. I am still losing weight. I wore a pair of jeans the last couple of days that not too long ago were out of the question. Cravings are gone which means the emotions are under control.
I eat when I am hungry and since now it is a "normal" hunger I am eating good things all day without guilt. I feel like doing things like working in the yard or getting something done in the house - I feel like it. I am still exercising 6 times a week and I enjoy it. It's not something I have to drag myself to do. When I get hungry I don't think about cookies or junk but which fruit I will have or how about some almonds? With the refined sugar out of my system sweets have no appeal. I never eat white bread or potatoes. I do have a sweet potato with cinnamon and butter occasionally. I drink 64 oz. of water a day because I want to.
It's great to be able to eat something when I am hungry. It's great to live without a check off sheet or eating something processed and packaged that I got in the mail. It's great to live and eat by my rules. I can choose to eat or I can choose to wait. It doesn't cause me emotional pain or anxiety anymore.
Are any of you noticing any breakthroughs?