The difference is amazing.

I love junk food. I really do. Chips? Good. Skittles? Good. Pop? Really good. But, the difference I feel in my well-being when I actually choose to eat healthy in a day is astonishing.

I think I’m going to make one of my new year’s resolutions to eat healthier. I’m the type of person that runs to junk food when I get sad, or even mad. It’s a definite crutch, and while it’s tasty, it’s not good for me.

Food plays a really big role in how your body functions. I’ve always known this but it’s affecting me so much more these days than it did when I was a teenager.

Eating healthier in the new year, that’s what I’m going to do. I won’t say I’m cutting junk food completely. I’m a firm believer that small doses of anything is great for the soul. But, I’m going to try to cut the junk food. I think that cutting it by 50% would be a really good goal for me. I think that’s what I’m going to try and do.

But after Christmas. Because someone went out of their way to make me gluten free, dairy free Nanaimo bar and I want it.

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?

47 thoughts on “The difference is amazing.

  1. I have a friend who tried this which was really effective for her to manage her eating habits. She made a note(journal?) of reasons she was eating. Whether it was because she was hungry it just bored. .

    My new years resolution would be to keep my room clean throughout :>

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    1. oh, that’s a really good idea. I like to journal, maybe I should start keeping track of why I am eating. That might help me realize how many of my moods affect my eating. Thank you!

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  2. Yes, I resolve to make now New Year’s Resolutions. I always make my resolutions in the middle of the year when I am ready to tackle them – and, once tackled, I rarely let them go. I have been eating healthy for most of my long life, and now even more so. I find that I rarely crave sweets. I eat fruit and vegetables regularly, and I eat whole grains, legumes, nuts fish, chicken and pork mostly. I sometimes get a craving, sort of, for beef. When I do, I indulge that craving. I also include eggs and dairy in my diet. The body needs ‘low fat’ not ‘no-fat’. If you have too little fat in your diet, you cannot absorb vitamin K across the intestinal wall into the bloodstream. My blood tests say I am resolving my health concerns – slowly but surely. If you do not learn to eat healthy now, you will really struggle when you are older. I started eating healthy in my thirties and have had no problem adjusting my diet. I do know some who obviously did not see the need, and they now eat more sweets than regular foods. I hope you can conquer the need now, but do it for YOU — not for someone else. Thank You for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for the information, and the mini pep talk. I really appreciate it. For the most part, I do find myself eating healthy. My other-half is a former body-builder who is really into nutrition so he keeps me on the straight and narrow as far as my meals go. I do tend to reach for junk food at weird times of the day, though. And that, I’d like to curb that. When I get sad at 11 pm, I don’t need to be reaching for junk food. You know what I mean? Anyways, thank you for your note ❤

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  3. I don’t drink soda but I love junk food! I ate half a bag of m&ms in a couple of days. They weren’t even that good but I couldn’t bring myself to throw them out. I WAS counting calories until today LOL There’s really no point counting calories during the holidays. I agree – healthy eating starts AFTER the holidays. 😂😂

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    1. I’m with you – I don’t even like M&Ms but I used to eat the whole bag before I went Gluten Free. Luckily, being gluten free has limited the junk food I can eat, but I somehow still find a way. Healthy eating is coming AFTER the holidays. P.S. I haven’t texted you in a couple days but I hope you’re starting to feel better!

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    1. Oh I used to LOVEEEEEEEEEEE Reese when I could eat junk with gluten in it. You could give me 100 Reese cups and I’d probably try to eat them all. You sir, have good taste.

      I think you should make one of your New Year’s Resolutions to teach yourself more about blogging and computers and how things work! That would be a good thing – it would help you get better at what you do and instill even more confidence in you with blogging.

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      1. Thanks Vee, I found some books on Amazon Kindle dealing with WordPress today.
        I am going to set aside some time to read it, then read it again.
        I am confident with computers, just not blogging, texting, social media do’s and don’ts.

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  4. V, You do make me laugh it loud. I read your blog post out to my family and they laugh too. You post what the rest of us feel. Totally made my evening. Thank you, you’re a superstar – or ought to be 😎❤️

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  5. Wonderful resolution V. I work for a psychologist who specialises in eating disorders and your resolution is a fantastic start. Deprivation and putting rules around eating certain foods sometimes leads to Disordered Eating. I like that you’re focusing on adding more healthier foods 🙂 well done!

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  6. Since I moved out of my parents last December, I haven’t eaten much junk food. My parents had a lot of it in the house. I ate whatever they bought. I don’t keep any junk food in my house. I will get some from my parents sometimes and treat myself once in a while.

    I am bad at setting and keeping new years resolutions.

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    1. I hope to follow in your footsteps!!!

      Hopefully soon I will get out of this house where my parents by the junk and that’ll help curb my desires to eat all the junk food, just because it’s there.

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  7. I’m with you on this. I love junk food, and I use it as an emotional salve far too often, but it makes me feel terrible the next day and I feel much better when I eat lots of veg and better balanced foods. I hate to admit it, but I can’t fight the results.

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  8. I set/adjust my goals more often than once a year:) My current goals are 1) get back one hour of sleep I am constantly cutting from my schedule 2) get back to doing some research work I abandoned in the past three months and 3) get my scheduling skills to the new level – I need it to be able to do all I want :). This all will somehow get tied to the new year because I have semi-time off, when I can do some planning and some catching up

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  9. Those bars you talked about looks amazing when I Googled what a Nanaimo Bar was. Cutting junk for me is hard because I am 1000% an emotional eater.

    This upcoming year I am trying to commit to getting to the gym at least 3 days per week or 12 times a month and to start writing more often. I miss writing for me. My brothers got me some good books to help me along so it should be good.

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    1. I’m such an emotional eater too. I feel you there. Also, have you never had nanaimo bar? You’re seriously missing out in life. It’s like three layers of heaven that you get to eat.

      I think your gym goals are awesome! They’re reasonable and very easy to stick too. Saying you’d go every day would make you lose motivation really quickly. I wish you good luck getting started.

      Also, thoughtful brothers!

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  10. Girl, yes! One of the core reasons I started my website and write my books is to help people make the correlation because eating better and feeling better! Welcome to the club! 🙂 🤗🤗 If I had a resolution it would be to keep positive thoughts in my head lol

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  11. I rarely eat junk food. I made a radical change in my eating habits about 5 years ago because of ill health and it made a tremendous difference. On of the things that really helps me avoid junk food is getting my shopping delivered. I live 3 miles from my nearest bus stop and have no car so it’s easy for me to avoid the junk if I don’t buy it.
    My problem is when I travel, which is now about 75% of the year, then I fall into bad habits. I am a house sitter and my last sit was 48 metres from the most amazing chocolate cake cafe. The only thing they sold was this one particular chocolate cake which might, quite possibly, be the most exquisite thing I have ever tasted.

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    1. Interesting thought. We considered getting our groceries delivered when I was living with Knight last year. It’s good to hear that someone had some successes with it. As for your travels – it’s soo hard to avoid it. Especially if you’re in foreign places. I remember when I was in Europe, finding anything even remotely healthy in the airport was 10 Euros more than anything unhealthy. It makes it hard.

      A little cake every now and again is good for the soul, right?

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  12. Moderation is my best friend. We’ve been tight for years.
    Oftentimes I think the stress (consumer remorse) people feel over the junk food does more harm to their bodies than the food itself.
    I’m not a resolutions gal, I don’t need the start of a new year to un~fuck my life, I can pick any ol ordinary Tuesday 🙂

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    1. I wish I knew moderation – sounds like a great friend to have.
      I’m best friends with partial will-power, the kind that tells you to go back and finish it at midnight because you know it’s sitting in the fridge waiting for you.

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  13. Nanaimo Bars! Definitely wait until you’ve inhaled every last crumb. I too need to step away from the junk. I won’t label it as a resolution (they’re meant to be broken, right?) but more of a “If you don’t want to pay for a second seat on the airplane later this year, put that shit down and run!”. Whatever works, I say. 😋

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    1. Nanaimo bars are straight heaven. That’s a really good outlook for it. Maybe I’ll tell myself ‘Less junk food = Mor emoney for plane tickets’!

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  14. I also can’t resist the temptation of eating junk food. Eating junk food in small quantity is not bad, it’s become bad when you become habitual. Resolution are meant to be broken. You can follow it for short period of time but it’s difficult to continue it for long time, resolutions break in the end. This is why I don’t make resolution.

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  15. Good day!
    Sounds like a great idea! Breaking a habit is hard and I wish you the best!
    As for me? I just live as positive as possible and watch my spending! It will be a year since we tried to budget how much we spend on food and other things!
    We had a few times we “fell” but got right back up! We even have a Freeze Week! Only spend money on gas and bills! That money then goes to any debt and then a float for savings!
    I hope you have a great day and enjoy your nanaimo!! 😸

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