Post # 1
that you feel funky (mildly queasy and almost nauseous) if you eat something (like a dinner) that’s non-diet after you’ve been dieting a good while?
Is my body rebelling against yucky stuff and saying it prefers only healthy foods? I’m in healthcare and this makes sense to me, but would like to hear your thoughts on this one.
Case in point, I ate a devilishly good bbq sandwich (with bbq sauce and cole slaw on it) today. Now I feel like there’s a darn brick in my stomach and almost feel somewhat like I have a reflux type feeling too. I blew the diet and now feel like crud after just one setback.
Post # 3
I’m in healthcare too! So I “get” the physiological and metabolic aspect of it, BUT I just *love* adapting to a diet and having my body change norms! I’m sorry you feel crummy, but in the long run–this rocks!
Post # 4
I can’t add anything as to why this happens but I’m the exact same way! I’ll eat clean and healthily for two weeks then I’ll decide I deserve a little treat and eat something not-so-good for me. After I eat the ‘treat’ I feel like crap for like a day afterwards, it’s soo not worth it… but I keep doing it. Why are crappy foods so delish?
Post # 5
I think it is. Have you ever noticed that the first time you eat poorly after eating well for awhile, it never tastes as good as you expected it to? I think that has to do with the fact that we can get mildly addicted to certain things (refined sugars, fake sugars, etc) and so they trigger certain pleasure centers at the point where we’re having them a lot. This happened to me with soda – I gave it up and accidentally had one about a year later – it was awful! Never went back.
Post # 6
After you have changed your diet & try to go back to the bad foods, yes, your body will want to beat you up for it. I went vegetarian & within a couple of months my energy level was skyrocketing, weight had dropped & I felt great. Then I had a small bit of chicken and my body made me pay dearly.
Post # 7
This happens to me when I eat healthy home made meals for a while and then order fast food! It’s your body telling you that stuff isn’t good for you, but I hardly ever listen!
Post # 8
Of course! Your body just isn’t accustomed to the kind of junk anymore. 🙂
My advice is not to stop treating yourself once in a while, but to go with smaller portions when you do. Half a sandwich maybe, and some raw or steamed veggies to fill up. 🙂
Post # 9
I think ya’ll are right. It very well could be my body saying no to stuff it used to say yes to.
And it’s so hard to detox and stay away from stuff you dearly used to love. I mean, good southern bbq and sauce is just something I adore (d).
I felt like I had a darn brick inside of me all day long. Not not fun at all.
I guess it is a great sign though and is enough motivation to keep up eating much more healthy. If I feel like that after eating something fatty or bad, then the payback is pain. Hmmm. I see an association with this!
The ol’ psych minor in me sees it as a feedback system. Eat bad food = pain, eat good food = feeling good. Eventually maybe somehow my cravings will die down? Geez I hope so. I have dreams of fluffy cupcakes from Truelove’s bakery…
Post # 10
Same thing happens to me…when I am working out alot and eating really well…and I start thinking about eating fast food or french fries it makes me quesy (and I LOVE french fries)…not sure why it happens though!