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Eating Clean... How Long to Feel It

Yes…how long does it take to feel the difference? I’ve been eating much cleaner for about a week but pretty much feel the same as when I was eating cake, ice cream, trans fat, chips, and lot’s of saturated fat.

Here is a typical day for me now:

Meal #1:
1 or 2 turkey sausage patties
4 egg whites
2 pieces of whole wheat toast

Meal #2
low fat beef patty
2 pieces of whole wheat toast
tomatoes, onions
(hamburger)

Meal #3
turkey or low fat beef patty
large serving of broccoli or other vegetables

Meal #4
peanut butter on
2 pieces of whole wheat bread
10 oz of skim milk

Never

You will never “feel it”.

However, similar to taking vitamins, it is a gradual process that does help your body/health.

What are you looking to “feel” it ainty like taken a stimulant etc… it should compound over LONG periods months year to feeling generally better energy, joint etc and above all actually be healthy

i wouldnt look to get a noticeable FEEL in a day or two

Phill

[quote]FakeJesus wrote:
Yes…how long does it take to feel the difference? I’ve been eating much cleaner for about a week but pretty much feel the same as when I was eating cake, ice cream, trans fat, chips, and lot’s of saturated fat.

Here is a typical day for me now:

Meal #1:
1 or 2 turkey sausage patties
4 egg whites
2 pieces of whole wheat toast

Meal #2
low fat beef patty
2 pieces of whole wheat toast
tomatoes, onions
(hamburger)

Meal #3
turkey or low fat beef patty
large serving of broccoli or other vegetables

Meal #4
peanut butter on
2 pieces of whole wheat bread
10 oz of skim milk[/quote]

I think I know what shes getting at. 1 month if your doing it right. However I would say add more uncooked vegetables to your diet.

You SHOULD feel more energy less lethargy ect.

If you really want to feel a difference. Continue to make good food choices for another month or two. Then eat some crap food and you will probably feel awful.

On the rare occasion that I eat fast food these days I usually regret.

[quote]HunterKiller wrote:
I think I know what shes getting at. 1 month if your doing it right. However I would say add more uncooked vegetables to your diet.

You SHOULD feel more energy less lethargy ect.[/quote]

I don’t think it’s a “she” and he/it won’t feel anything unless there has been some change in training and body composition to effect a “feeling”. You don’t stop eating doughnuts and suddenly feel superhuman. However, if you have lost weight, done regular cardio for a few months and reduced your caloric intake, you will feel better as a result of actually being in better condition.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
HunterKiller wrote:
I think I know what shes getting at. 1 month if your doing it right. However I would say add more uncooked vegetables to your diet.

You SHOULD feel more energy less lethargy ect.

I don’t think it’s a “she” and he/it won’t feel anything unless there has been some change in training and body composition to effect a “feeling”. You don’t stop eating doughnuts and suddenly feel superhuman. However, if you have lost weight, done regular cardio for a few months and reduced your caloric intake, you will feel better as a result of actually being in better condition.[/quote]

you’re right…guy here…so getting a leaner body will have more of an effect on well being than being on a clean diet?

[quote]FakeJesus wrote:

you’re right…guy here…so getting a leaner body will have more of an effect on well being than being on a clean diet?

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That isn’t all I wrote. How lean you are isn’t so much the issue as overall CONDITIONING. I have recently started doing cardio regularly. Yes, I dropped some weight, but I “feel” a difference because my conditioning is better and I can now do more work over a given amount of time than I could before.

This is bodybuilding, not “health-nut.com”. There are often trade offs we make to make more progress. That very often includes dropping cardio for a while to help gains in muscle mass. Anything “felt” when dieting would be related to changes in body comp. and conditioning.

Conditioning, body fat, and muscle size are not predictable based on just knowing one of those factors. For instance, a fat guy might be able to run well. A thin guy might not be able to run as well as the fat but conditioned guy. A bodybuilder might be able to run, he might not be able to run well, it all depends on conditioning.

Today, I ran an 18:42 3-mile PFT against other prospective Marines; most of whom were on the thinner side. Much thinner than I am. I beat all but one of the 50+ Candidates, yet I don’t “look” like a runner.

Just an FYI about that sort of thing…

Eat every 2-3 hours.
Eat 30-60g of protein per meal.
Eat 1-3 servings of veggies per meal.
Eat healthy fats in every meal.

If you do all that, you’ll feel much healthier, to say the least. Also, trying eating a ton of shit after eating clean for a while, and you’ll definitely feel it.

i think Berardi once wrote if you ate “clean” everyday, it would take 6 months to completely change/replace/rebuild each cell of the human body from the nutrients it gets from the new diet…

The only “feel” that I’ve noticed is that after a while, if you cheat and have something you’re not supposed to, it doesn’t taste near as good as it used to. Your palate adapts to “healthy tasting” over time.