Although I’m on a weight loss journey “clean eating” isn’t really a priority for me, it’s not something that I feel compelled to do.
For those that do “eat clean” may I ask how you feel from doing so? Not so much from a weight loss perspective but overall health. Do you have better hair / skin? More energy? Better digestion? Sleep better? If so how long did it take to feel any benefits?
I’m very curious if you are willing to share your experience.
I think it’s more of a priority in America, where corporations are allowed to feed us toxic pesticides, synthetic hormones, and genetically-modified slime that wasn’t good for you back when it was organic(High Fructose Corn Syrup)
The biggest difference for me was realizing that soda never tasted good to begin with; I’d just been conditioned to believe it was a treat because it had a lot of sugar in it, therefore it was some kind of reward, therefore it must be good, and if I don’t think it’s good then there’s something wrong with me because I’m different so I better start enjoying it even if it I doesn’t taste that good (And so on; my point being that this is a spiral)
I am so glad I gave up corn syrup a few years ago. I’ve never been a meat-eater, so I didn’t have to worry about hormones so much, except in dairy products. So I was vegan for a few months, until I moved back in with my daughter, who when left in charge of her own diet only eats “White” food, like potatoes, pasta, milk, cheese, bread, pizza with no tomato sauce, and I found I was consuming all kinds of dairy again without thinking about it.
I still know the dairy is bad for me, but at least I make anything with milk/butter/cheese in it myself, and don’t buy the heavily-processed/frozen/chemical shitstorm meals anymore.
During the first year or two, people would tell me that I looked younger and healthier(in the face, as those who compliment fat people don’t usually know how to talk about anything other than the face) and nowadays fruit has more than enough sweetness and candy bars/soda/etc taste like doodoo. That’s the only real effect I can think of.