How long does it take for healthy eating to feel good?

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Teachtolive Wed 04-Apr-18 22:21:09

Just that really? Is there a certain point where you stop feeling like you'd eat through another human being just to get to the chocolate they're holding? Does it take long for your body to feel energised and satisfied by all the lovely fresh food?

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Kleptronic Wed 04-Apr-18 22:27:03

I think it all depends on how many carbs you're consuming. In my experience, low carb healthy food with plenty of good fats = no giving a toss what anyone else is eating and no cravings for shite stuff. I honestly never thought I'd ever be able to pass by a custard danish in work with it untouched but now, they are dead to me.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 04-Apr-18 22:37:23

It took me about 3 weeks of low carb no sugar eating to stop craving what I couldn’t have. Now it’s a lifestyle. After 1day (Easter) of eating some of that food again I couldn’t wait to get over the sluggish drugged up feeling and go back to normal food.
8 weeks later, two dress sizes and healthy blood sugar (no longer pre-diabetic) were the result.

Bluntness100 Thu 05-Apr-18 07:40:33

I continue with cravings if I'm eating carbs. If I go low carb the cravings decrease and are gone completely within a few days. Couple of weeks max.

When I do eat them again I also feel bloated and sluggish and am keen to get them out my system.

I think it's something to do with insulin spikes, when they drop you crave more, when you remove those spikes you lose the cravings. In addition your appetite decreases.

theredjellybean Thu 05-Apr-18 07:48:12

I think it depends on what you are expecting.
If you arw expecting weight loss, clear skin, bouncy hair, loads of energy, inner calm, better sleep etc etc... All the things bloggers and people flogging their own style of healthy eating /living via a book or TV show tell you they feel.. Well I think it takes more than just healthy eating.
That kind of life make over takes an exercise regime, regular trips to hairdressers, holidays, a personal trainer etc etc.. And usually lots of money to spend on the problem.
But if you expect to just feel a bit less bloaty, overweight, sluggish it took me about 2-3 weeks of stopping eating huge portions, no snacks, little alcohol, and listening to my body and onky eating when really hungry

CoffeeOrSleep Thu 05-Apr-18 08:09:08

8 years (and currently a size 6), heavy protein and veg diet, but still takes a will of steel not to pinch chocolate buttons off dc... grin

There was a thread about it recently, some people will always feel like they want junk and crap, no matter how great their diet is. Some could eat 3,000 calories of good healthy, well balanced food, and still want the chocolate crap.

I think it helps to know that - some thin people will be perfectly happy with their diet, but if you are one of those for whom eating "normally" feels like being deprived - that doesn't mean there's something wrong with you, it's very common.

It also means it's not the case you can't lose weight, just it'll take more self control. (Granted that is a bit shit).

Try not to think violent thought for those who tell you they wouldn't like a double chocolate muffin now even if they were told it was calorie free...

Vitalogy Thu 05-Apr-18 08:10:59

Maybe do a detox first, then start the healthy eating.

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Teachtolive Thu 05-Apr-18 11:19:29

I have a pretty active lifestyle. I like running but after baby #2 I've got a stone to lose and I'm getting nowhere. Low carb/no carb is something I find near impossible. I'm always starving If I go carb free. I have to be eating less than my daily calorie allowance but I'm eating crap cos I'm eating on the run all the time. I need to get by shit together but finding it tough with 2 children!

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