Health is more than wealth. A strong and healthy body translates to a fuller, happier life. Here are interesting things that happen to your body once you start eating healthy.
How long does it take to see results when you start eating healthy? While some benefits take longer to appear, you’ll notice certain benefits almost immediately!
Here is what happens to your body once you stop dieting and start enjoying real, nourishing foods!
One of the reasons why you’re always hungry, is perhaps because of an inefficient diet that subsists on empty carbs. This food burns up in your body quickly, which causes your body to crave substance more quickly.
When you start to fuel up with slow-burning sources of energy like complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats, you’ll start to experience fewer cravings throughout the day.
You’ll be amazed to find out that you can eat so much food without gaining weight.
Eating right simply means being more conscious about the type of food you eat. Increasing the consumption of food items such as sumptuous fruits and fresh vegetables will nourish your body like no other!
You will experience a higher level of mental focus and clarity. Meals high in sugar, saturated oils, and starch bring about immediate sleepiness, sluggishness, and bloated feeling. All you ever want to do after a big Mexican meal is go home and sleep. By switching to healthy food choices, you will have all the energy needed to accomplish many other things for the rest of the day!
Cutting down junk food and fast food will give you the energy you need to survive a hectic day. This will make daily activities (and exercise) a lot easier!
When you’re on a poor diet, consuming foods that digest quickly and leave you hungry, you can disrupt your sleep cycle by making yourself hungry in the middle of the night. Once you start eating healthy, you will sleep more soundly. You will fall asleep easier and won’t wake up so much throughout the night.
As your body becomes more regular, you will experience a lower amount of bloating and discomfort. As a result you may notice that your clothes are feeling looser than before.
Further, your body will be shedding all the excess water you have retained from high sodium intake and highly processed foods that you were consuming before.
Studies show that a number of nutrients are associated with brain health. Some of which include omega-3s (salmon, flax and chia seeds), folate (asparagus, chickpeas, lentils) & vitamin B12 (tuna, shrimp, milk).
As you start eating healthy, you’ll notice you have less ups and downs throughout the day and may even start to feel more empowered. If you had depressive thoughts before, these may be starting to weaken.
When it comes to healthy-looking skin, what you put in your body may matter more than what you put on it. Good nutrition is a fundamental building block of healthy skin.
As you provide your skin with all the nutrients it needs for repair and growth, you’ll notice a new glow to your skin. The natural ingredients in food help to speed the pace of exfoliation, protect skin from UV damage and much more! You will look more radiant and even appear younger!
It is a common belief that eating healthy is more expensive. But think about all that cash you blow on soda, eating out and higher priced convenience items like granola bars. By choosing healthy foods, you’ll actually be saving money.
As you start eating healthy and at regular intervals, you will notice your metabolism speeding up. Lots of water and fiber equals a very regular digestive tract.
Eating healthy will now require less effort. After doing something for 21 days straight, you will find that you do it without thinking. Making smart choices will start to feel like second nature!
When you workout you tear your body down, damaging muscles, and ligaments. The most effective way to accelerate recovery and reduce muscle soreness is to eat nutrient dense foods.
Yes, this is true! When people look and feel better about themselves, they are more open with their bodies, which leads to amazing results in the bedroom.
Your blood pressure may decrease, lowering your risk of heart disease and stroke. Your blood glucose levels will also be under much better control, reducing blood sugar fluctuations and lowering your risk factor for diabetes.
Your bones will be getting stronger, reducing your risk of stress fractures and breaks. While this is something you cannot see, it is happening!
You’ll be enjoying all the benefits listed above as these benefits will persist for as long as you continue to eat healthy!
You’ll be at your goal weight – a bodyweight where you feel healthy, strong and confident. What’s more, unlike quick-fix diets, this is for the long haul! Eating healthy will let you stay healthy and sexy for many years to come!
By this point you will know how to indulge wisely. You understand that a single cookie or two won’t hurt you. You can now treat yourself and not fall right off your healthy plan entirely.
Although the relationship is not entirely understood, well-balanced nutrition and mental health are integrally related. Eating nutrient-dense foods at regular intervals will help you feel more positive and energetic. With a well-fueled body and mind, you’ll also be better equipped to deal with the inevitable stresses of life.
You don’t have to eat unprocessed for a whole year to reap the benefits. Eating healthy is not about being on a short term “diet” that is overly restrictive and leaves you hangry all the time. Instead, find a way of eating that can be sustained for the rest of your life, where you eat healthy most of the time and allow for occasional splurges.
Sure, the change may be slow but these benefits make it all worth it. Try it for a day, a week, or a month. You don’t have to do it all, or all at once. But you can start.