i was wondering if you ever feel sick after eating unhealthy foods. i personally try to steer clear of any processed carbs/simple carbs, trans/too many saturated fats, and any "junk" foods. as a result, the foods i eat are typically pretty healthy (i usually get As) -- even if i "cheat". but today my co-workers bought a really rich strawberry creme cake from a bakery for my going away party, so i ate a small slice and now i feel ill. it's strange, i feel hungry and like i'm going to be sick all at the same time. i had a big salad for lunch, and fruit and whole grain cereal for breakfast, so i'm not over on calories, but i just feel.....sick.
has anyone else had this problem? what's going on?
Also, chocolate (in an amount any more than a thin coating over something else, like my protein granola bars) gives me a terrible headache now.
" i was wondering if you ever feel sick after eating unhealthy foods."
Since when was McDonalds classified as food? :)
Today at lunch I had a cheeseburger and I almost fell asleep at work. :)
Even fat-free whipped cream makes me sick! Because it is so sugary.
I also don't do well with a lot of dairy products (indigestion). Or raw vegetables (headaches, indigestion). I can't eat tomatoes either (heartburn).
Yeah, I am pretty restricted when it comes to what food my body can handle. My main food intake consists of fresh fruits, steamed veggies, lettuce, egg beaters, soup, cereal, soymilk, plain yogurt, whole grain bread, and brown rice. I consider soy ice cream and dark chocolate the only treats I can have without getting physically sick. Which is fine by me! All very healthy and delicious.
I always knew my body would let me know when I ate REALLY bad stuff, but I guess I always ignored it. After a month of eating healthy, any greasy food bothers my stomach a lot. I don't know if I just notice it more since I'm not used to that feeling anymore, or my body's not used to it anymore, or a little of both.. but it's keeping me in line.
I just had that happen today, and first I had a stomach ache... now I have a splitting headache. I ate a cupcake, which is completely off my regular diet. :-/ Now I feel so sluggish. eerr
it doesnt make me feel sick. but definatley sluggish and guilty. The thing that it does do is make me crave more bad foods within two hours. I think I was totally addicted to all those fast foods and sugars and fats because it's almost like once i eat one unhealthy meal or thing i have to fight my body to not have any more.
The #1 reason I started eating healthier was because of my GERD. My stomach would hurt, throat would burn, I'd feel gas pressure in my "back", and my esophagus was so raw it hurt to swallow sometimes.
The main irritant for me is preservatives & very processed foods. The more natural it is, the better. Even if I eat packaged food, I look for ones which have no preservatives and which mainly have natural ingredients over all (Trader Joe's is great for relatively healthy convenience foods).
I mainly avoid junk food & eating out (especially fast food), but I am not fanatical either. As long as I limit it & don't make it an everyday thing, then I can eat a little of those foods now & then (because let's face it - some taste good!).
The things that don't bother me, which bother most GERD sufferers: coffee, spicy food, acidic foods, etc. I can eat those with no problem as long as they're not filled with preservatives or very processed.
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