What Happens to Your Body When You Begin Eating Healthy
Let’s talk about results.
When you make the decision to change your eating habits, it can become frustrating when you don’t see immediate results. It may even be tempting to give up. “Well, I’m not getting anywhere,” you might say. “What’s the use?”
The thing is, results don’t come all at once, and they don’t look the same to all people. Some of your biggest results will be in how you feel … not just in how you look.
Weight Loss Results Differ from Person to Person
As you probably know, your weight fluctuates from day to day — and even throughout the day. You may drop water weight quickly, but unfortunately, losing water weight is not the same as losing fat. If you have hormone issues, you may lose weight more slowly than a person without issues. Men can sometimes lose weight faster than women. And many of us know the feeling of our metabolism slowing down a little as we age.
Luckily, that’s not the whole story.
As you exercise, you’re getting stronger and adding muscle. As you choose healthy foods over carb-heavy meals and empty calories, you’re improving your gut health, brain function, and energy levels! It takes a little faith. We encourage you to trust in the program you’re following and the good it will ultimately do to your body.
Here’s some information about what’s really happening to you over time as you change your eating habits.
Immediate Changes to Your Body: Results in as Little as One Day
You may not see a difference on the scale after eating one healthy meal, but – believe it or not – even one day of better choices makes a difference.
You’ll begin healing your gut … and your brain! That means that good bacteria will begin to replace bad bacteria in your digestive track, and you’ll reduce inflammation, which positively impacts your brain function.
You’ll also reduce your levels of hunger because you’re not eating junk carbohydrates that make you hungry again sooner. Instead, you’ll be fueling your body with slow-burning energy sources such as protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates. It all boils down to fewer cravings … and that’s something we all want.
What You Can Expect in One Week
Within a week of eating healthier, you’ll notice that your energy level has gone up. You’ll be getting better sleep and managing all the activities of the day like a pro.
Chances are, you won’t feel quite as bloated. In fact, all of your digestive functions may be feeling a lot better. You may also lose some water weight, and your clothes may feel looser on your body even if you’re not going down a size quite yet.
Within the body, your hormones can begin to stabilize on a healthy diet, and your brain health will improve right along with them. This can translate to a more stable and more positive mood. For those who suffer from occasional depression or anxiety, this is great news.
What Can Change Within One Month
The first thing you’ll notice after a month is that your skin looks great! The skin, the largest organ in the body, can smooth out and simply glow once you begin feeding yourself with healthy foods.
Your metabolism will begin to go up, ever so slightly, the longer you eat healthy. A metabolism that’s humming along smoothly will pay dividends as you continue making your lifestyle change.
Maybe the best change of all? Eating healthier will start to be more habitual … it will start to feel normal. You’ll know how to plan your meals, prepare for going out, drink enough water, and swap out unhealthy foods for healthier choices. Won’t it be great when you can do all this – and feel like yourself?
At the Six Month Mark, Things Really Get Interesting
Get this: your sex life may improve! Energy + a better mood + feeling proud of your healthier body = va-va-voom.
Your health levels overall, including blood pressure and blood glucose, will improve. As you’re undoubtedly aware, this will translate to better health in the future. Your bones will get stronger, too, thanks to the healthy choices you are making.
After One Year, You’ll Be So Proud of Yourself
You may reach your goal weight after a year (or a little less) of eating right. This alone is an accomplishment, but think about all the other gifts you’ll have given yourself …
You’ll know how to indulge wisely. You’ll be aging more slowly. You’ll have fewer medical problems. Weight management will feel more effortless. You’ll simply be happier than you are today.
What Are You Waiting For! Let’s Begin Today …
If you’ve been waiting for the right moment, or the right group of people to support you, you’re here. At Cooking Healthy Academy, we cook together, laugh together, and truly change our lives together. We’d love to meet you. Reach out!