posted on Nov, 17 2010 @ 01:46 PM
reply to post by Fear_Fear
Good for you, OP! From someone who has done it; now in the best shape of my life, changing one's diet makes a HUGE difference in our overall health.
My top picks to eliminate
1. HFCS (which I see that you've already done). Please be sure to look for hidden sources -- such as ketchup, sauces, and crackers -- not just the
2. MSG, a neurotoxin
3. The artificial sweetener Splenda a.k.a. aspartame or sucralose. There are many threads here on ATS about this horrid substance.
4. Regular salt. Use sea salt instead -- just as tasty and much better for you.
5. Allergens. You can find out if you have any food allergies or sensitivities through a simple blood test or via an elimination diet. Common
allergens are wheat, eggs, soy, milk, and peanuts. When you consume foods to which you're allergic or sensitive, it can cause a chain reaction in
your body that includes bloating, stomach issues, etc. The symptoms can last a couple of days, even if you ingest only a small amount. Many people
attribute symptoms of food sensitivity to other causes, and needlessly live with what they call "false fat."
So, those are the no-nos. But, it's not just about what you can't
have -- learning to enjoy the flavors of whole, natural foods makes a big
difference, too. Load up on fresh greens and other vegetables, brightly colored fruits & veggies, whole grains (look into spelt tortillas -- they're
slightly nutty and delicious -- I make pizzas out them) and lean meats such as organic, free range chicken or turkey. After a few months of eating
these types of foods regularly, that boxed, packaged, processed stuff doesn't even seem like food anymore.
Good luck to you!