"Sometimes it got annoying, but in the end I believe it was completely worth it."
How I did it: So that's it! One year down, I've lost about 50 lbs. just by staying away from soda and candy and fast food, which is pretty cool.
Making this change also helped in pushing me to make other healthy changes. I now go to the gym instead of letting my membership go to waste. I also don't really put salt on things either. A lot of times I'll just forgo salt and butter on veggies and stuff and eat it like it is plain. To me it tastes good now and a lot of butter and salt kind of ruins it sometimes.
I honestly don't think I'll go back to drinking soda again. I tried drinking a bottle of sprite and the carbonation kind of burns my throat a bit and it's just really freaking sweet and leaves me wanting water afterwards. Also it does change your tastebuds as well. I tried eating some candy after midnight on New Years and what little I did ate wound up giving me a belly ache, so I definitely can't eat candy like i used to. I also just don't have the cravings for it like I used to either. But to me, that's good and definitely not something I'm going to miss. Sweet things are ok here and there, but not all the time.
As for fast food, I don't believe I'll be eating it anymore. The last time I unintentionally went three years without McDonalds and then had a hamburger from there it was impossibly salty and I couldn't figure out why until I realized it had been so long and I wasn't used to it anymore. Living conditions forced me to get used to it. I am not willing at all to test that and see if it holds true after one year.
Plus just the thought of fast food kinda makes me go blech, especially when there are other options.
Also some things I can now definitely taste the salt in from going without so much salt. I can't eat Dinty Moore beef stew now. it's so freaking gross.
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