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Well, I was wondering how everyone else reacts when they eat processed food. I guess it is probably common knowledge that this stuff is bad for you, but until recently I didn't put together how it made my body feel. I have been working on changing my eating habits for about 4 yrs, it has been a long journey and still a long way to go. Just recently I have really been focusing on cuting out sugar and processed food. I didn't realize how crappy they made me feel until I cut them out. I had a mini-blizzard the other day- don't know why. I felt all jittery the rest of the day and although I was full kept craving more and more food. I think my body was trying to regulate all the sugar and for some reason I kept thinking if I eat more it will help the icky feeling.<br><br>
I have also noticed that anytime that I processed food I immediately retain water, my weight will go up 2 lbs in one day very easily. Then I have to do a few days of detox to get back to normal.<br><br>
So, I was wondering how does everyone else's body react to processed food?<br><br>
This really became an ephipany to me. How does anyone ever lose weight eating processed food, no wonder everyone usually gains it all back. It is a very vicious cycle!<br><br>
amanda- on day 1 of my Thanksgiving detox!!
 

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What a chore! But I really am careful about what we eat, put on our bodies, and clean with.<br><br>
MSG causes huge problems - like hands swelling especially and headaches.<br><br>
A little sugar is ok, but more than a tiny bit and I get headaches and feel ick.<br><br>
Artificial colors - not good, especially for my 6 year old, I have to really be aware. Makes him bounce off walls.<br><br>
Propylene Glycol - they use this in stuff like hair products, skin products, supplements, why??? It is anti-freeze!<br><br>
I do as much as I can from scratch. I haven't reached the point of making my own yogurt, but I may. Stoneyfield is good though.<br><br>
I am using Burt's Bees cosmetics and I only buy body/skin/hair products that aren't full of chemicals. (I had reqched the point where all the makeup I would put on was causing swelling, redness, itching, sinus problems, etc and I was using Aveda, which is actually full of chemicals, ugh~)<br><br>
I could go on and on about this subject, but I will spare you... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
And people wonder why we have so much cancer and other diseases nowadays.
 
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