Once you make the big change to eating well, and more natural food, the common question is how long it will take to get used to a big change in diet.
Scientific studies show us that it generally takes around 12 weeks to get used to this change, and more importantly for your taste buds to change completely.
This means that foods that you used to be tempted to eat will soon become foods that you find sickly, you especially when eaten to excess.
The great thing about this situation is that you won’t feel like going to the bad old days once you make this change, as long as you follow it through and remain committed in getting used to it.
Making the first step is the hardest part and sometimes the thought about eating healthy for the rest of your life can be overpowering.
Most of us would love to stay in our comfort zone and it would be so much easier to eat in the chip shop every night, drink alcohol as often as we liked, and hit the bakery every morning for some lovely snacks full of sugar.
The downside to all of this behaviour if done over a longer period unfortunately would likely to be weight gain, shortness of breath, joint trouble, heart disease and elevated risk of many serious diseases.
So if you look at the big picture, which scenario is more appealing?
Would it be a lifetime habit of eating foods very low in quality nutrients and super-high in saturated fat and calories, that in general makes you feel sluggish, desperately low in energy, overweight and plain unhealthy?
Or do you put up with a few weeks of all that sugar, salt and saturated fat leaving your body and then your body having a much more sustainable diet for the rest of your life, giving you huge amounts of energy, healthy body fat levels, much more joint strength, more endurance and higher strength levels?
Not much of a choice there but it’s a free country so at the end of the day, it’s YOUR choice!!!