At the end of the experiment the participants went cold turkey, and suffered with terrible headaches, bloating, trembling and sweating.
Dr Moseley ended the experiment by inviting the participants to a feast of healthy food – leafy greens, fruit, vegetable, whole grains, unrefined carbs, and simple proteins like those found in fish. He told them that this kind of food would tackle the damage the junk food had caused.
Food is an essential part of all of our lives, so it is important that we make good choices and plan ahead of shopping, and don’t shop when you are hungry otherwise you might be tempted to sneak a pizza into the shopping trolley. If you don’t plan your meals then it’s much easier to slide back into unhealthy eating.
Eating the rainbow, is something worth considering. I love lots of colours on my plate, a variety of foods will help us feel good and give us energy. We can get this by ensuring we have unrefined carbohydrate, protein – possibly less meat, and loads of vegetables and fruit.
I feel deprived when I think that there are certain foods that I shouldn’t have. I find a way around this by planning my lunches and dinners with healthy food that I really like. It just takes time and investment in my welfare. Easily said, not so easily done.
Be brave with your food choices, be open to try something new, explore new tastes and flavours. Spices, herbs, chilli, garlic and more, can transform basic food into something that makes your mouth water.
Give your body what it needs so it will function at its very best!
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