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February 15, 2013 10:00 AM
My body, bless it, tolerates just about anything, but I just don't like fried/greasy/over-sweetened/processed food. A little goes a long way. After a few months of avoiding high-fructose corn syrup, (most) refined sugar, grease and fat, and eating mostly fresh fruits and veggies and things prepared from scratch, most of the bad food just doesn't appeal to me. I can eat one onion ring and that's enough.

It's interesting to read the stories from people who go on the cleanse diets. Once they get unhealthy foods out of their system, they find they have less tolerance when they try them again.
February 15, 2013 10:03 AM
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Okay, but pizza isn't bad food!


You're joking right? This wasn't home made pizza!


What makes it so bad then?
February 15, 2013 10:03 AM
I can't eat most fast food now. It just tastes bad. Same with a lot of the "lower" quality chain family restaurants. I went to Logan's and ordered a steak the other day and everything about the meal tasted bad. Except the bread. I'm a huge bread lover.

And soda. I hate it now. Coca-Cola use to be my favorite thing ever to drink. Now the flavor of it is just bitter and burns my mouth and throat. Same with Sprite. It tastes sour, sweet, and awful.
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February 15, 2013 10:03 AM
I wish. No matter how much good food it gets, no matter for how long it gets it, my body acts like a kid on freaking Christmas morning when it gets junk food. My brain perks up, my body feels all happy and bouncy...it's a jerk that way.
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February 15, 2013 10:03 AM
I know this phenommina as well. Feeling gross, lathargic, and bloated... keeps me from eating some of those foods now. I would rather not have to worry about feeling gross. Not that I don't EVER, but it is a lot easier to pass up temptations when you know the chances of feeling disgusting are pretty good.
  3647041
February 15, 2013 10:05 AM
Greasy food gets to me now I've pretty much stopped eating all fast food because of it. Some things I can still handle, like an egg McMuffin or grilled chicken sandwich, but fast food burgers and fries no longer appeal to me.

I still get pizza about once a week and don't consider it a "bad" food. I've changed how I order it though. I get a thin crust when possible and order all the veggies with ham. My wife and I split a small now instead of a medium and we start with a salad.
  13427740
February 15, 2013 10:05 AM
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Okay, but pizza isn't bad food!


You're joking right? This wasn't home made pizza!


What makes it so bad then?


For starters... carbs and sodium, then there is the high amount of fat from the cheese, which isn't counting the other fats from any additional meat toppings... Not the most unhealthy, but not a good choice as a "typical" meal.
  3647041
February 15, 2013 10:09 AM
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For starters... carbs and sodium, then there is the high amount of fat from the cheese, which isn't counting the other fats from any additional meat toppings... Not the most unhealthy, but not a good choice as a "typical" meal.


That doesn't make the food bad. That makes it more likely for someone to shove too much of it into their face. It's calorically and nutritionally dense, not "bad".

Chicken wings are very similar, just without the carbs, due to their higher fat content. Wings are bad, eh?
Edited by Gallowmere1984 On February 15, 2013 10:10 AM
February 15, 2013 10:09 AM
To me, bad food is bood that is spoiled or has a flavor that I don't like. As far as tolerance, I can't eat as much in one sitting as I used to be able to, but other than that, I eat the same as always, no intolerances.
  25631519
February 15, 2013 10:11 AM
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Okay, but pizza isn't bad food!


You're joking right? This wasn't home made pizza!


What makes it so bad then?


For starters... carbs and sodium, then there is the high amount of fat from the cheese, which isn't counting the other fats from any additional meat toppings... Not the most unhealthy, but not a good choice as a "typical" meal.


sodium isn't exactly the devil, and neither are carbs nor fat.

If you are eating it everyday than you could have a problem, but occasionally eating it isn't enough to label it "bad" in my opinion.
February 15, 2013 10:11 AM
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Okay, but pizza isn't bad food!


You're joking right? This wasn't home made pizza!


What makes it so bad then?


For starters... carbs and sodium, then there is the high amount of fat from the cheese, which isn't counting the other fats from any additional meat toppings... Not the most unhealthy, but not a good choice as a "typical" meal.


Carbs, sodium, cheese......sounds like things that our body needs, not bad things at all.
  25631519
February 15, 2013 10:15 AM
I'm the same. I can't tolerate indian food anymore (used to LOVE it). I find it too rich and my stomach just wants to reject it in disgusting ways. Also deep fried food just makes my stomach twist in knots. I think it's a great thing! I do enjoy a good slice of pizza though. But I try to order the thin crust, whole wheat kind and pair it with a salad. That doesn't hurt my tummy.
  10031681
February 15, 2013 10:20 AM
My body doesn't seem to like heavily processed foods. I used to think it was normal to eat all those damn tums but apparently deep fried food and me aren't really friends. I get wicked belly bloat and cramps..

Carbs, sodium, cheese are not bad. You need:

-Carbs for energy-especially if you lift weights.

-Sodium (especially if you are sweating a lot ot maintain proper electrolyte balance.. too low can actually result in cardiac dysrhythmias

-Cheese is fine. don't pour a cup on your enchiladas but we all need fat.

The key with everything in life is balance. Find it, don't deny yourself everything and you'll be happier and more successful in the long run.
  3135957
February 15, 2013 10:23 AM
Oh yeah. Wait until about a year or two passes.....it's insane!
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February 15, 2013 10:24 AM
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I'm not looking forward to having to eat out next weekend on a work trip, but hopefully the breakfast at the hotel won't suck...


A little OT, but my staples from the typical breakfast bar are a couple of hard-boiled eggs (I throw away the yolks and feel a bit guilty) and unflavored instant oatmeal. The last place we stayed they had prepared oatmeal and it was sweetened, which was a big disappointment. I may add a little brown sugar, but let ME choose the quantity, please!
February 15, 2013 10:30 AM
My daughter had surgery yesterday so we had to eat hospital food. Luckily, they had a grilled chicken sandwich with American Cheese so I had that and decided to try onion rings - OMG, I am glad I only ate about 5 of them. I felt so sick to my stomach. Glad my husband was there to help with the onion rings. The grilled chicken was awesome.
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February 15, 2013 10:31 AM
I feel the same way.....Even when I make better choices while eating out, the salt is too much sometimes. Stuff that used to taste good doesn't anymore and makes me sick.
  18456087
February 15, 2013 10:36 AM
I was just going to post this very same thing! My husband and I got take out Indian food for Valentine's Day. I had some of the leftovers for lunch and I felt really gross as soon as I finished it. It didn't leave me feeling satisfied, so I went and grabbed some other junk. I felt even more gross after that, so now I'm having an apple.
February 15, 2013 10:50 AM
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Actually, since not having touched McD's in about 3 years, whenever I wander past, I think, "What an odd smell!" Before, I am sure it made me want to have something.


I have pretty much always felt that way abotu McD's and BK.
  25631519
February 15, 2013 10:54 AM
I eat pretty healthy most of the time. Last night I pigged out on 4 See's candies and got physically ill! Should of just had 1 lol
  6899912
February 15, 2013 10:58 AM
I had the same experience just yesterday. I cheated for lunch and had a fish sandwich on a multi-grain bun. It sounded fairly healthy, but all night I had heartburn, couldn't sleep and just felt miserable. No more of that for me!!
February 15, 2013 11:01 AM
i get all bloated and tired now when i eat the wrong things. It goes to show how much all the preservatives affect your body.
Edited by poedunk65 On February 15, 2013 11:01 AM
February 15, 2013 11:04 AM
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I used to have really bad eating habits, including take away at least 3 nights a week. Well I've been eating so well for about a month and a half now, including a cheat meal about once a week. These cheat meals haven't been particularly bad until last night... We ordered pizza and I quite happily ate it, followed by ice cream. Boy does my body hate me for it! I've been up all night with a gurgling sstomache and it's purely the noise keeping me awake lol. I had more immediate effects too if you catch my drift. I find this interesting because although I consumed a lot of calories, I didn't eat until I was completely stuffed and feeling so full and sick I couldn't move. Despite the bad effects, it makes me happy Coz I feel it means my body is taking on positive changes from my new lifestyle!


Anyone else have a similar experience?


I know that feeling! I too notice a difference when I eat badly now. My stomach doesn't appreciate bad food. I'm affected, negatively, when I use my body as a dumping ground for "not foods". Recently I've been cleaning my diet up to reap the full benefits (noticeable muscle tone) from eating more "clean". I'm not perfect, but I've certainly seen a difference since taking out the real processed stuff I *thought* was healthy at the time.
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February 15, 2013 11:04 AM
I've been eating really healthy for about a month now (down 13 lbs!) and on Wednesday night I went to NY Fries at the mall with my bf and we split a Poutine.... about an hr after eating it I could start to feel the effects.... I had to leave work early on Thursday, called in sick today, because I have never been so sick or weak. I am losing so much fluid and can't keep anything down. My boyfriend is fine which leads me to believe it was not food poisoning but because of my good eating habits lately, the greasy food must have thrown my body right off. I am definitely paying for it now!! And I have learnt my lesson - I will never treat myself with greasy food again!~!
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February 15, 2013 11:05 AM
I understand what you mean. Back in the day when I didn't care about what I ate, at all, I used to eat a lot of pasta with bechamel sauce that my mom made. But since I've been on a health kick for 7 months now (and will hopefully continue throughout my life smile ), the other night when I had dinner at a friend's house, she made chicken with bechamel and almost immediatly I started getting SUPER gassy and couldn't wait to get to my toilet back home. haha
Edited by RitaSantoss On February 15, 2013 11:06 AM
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