I am reposting this blog from "Just Eat Real Food", whom you can 'friend' on Facebook if you'd like. I wish that more people would understand how easy, how important, eating healthy food is. Your entire body reacts to the nourishment [or lack of] within the foods you feed it. Why feel less than the best you can?? Why look older than you are? It doesnt take much to change your eating habits. Once you do that, the changes begin internally. Once your internal organs have rid themselves of the junk, you will not only feel better, but will look better.
"Just because it's low in calories, or "zero points" or whatever other method you use for your food does NOT mean it's good for you. Chemicals are bad. Processed trash is bad. Aspartame is horrific. Things that say "fat free" or "sugar free" on the label are chemical shit storms. Stay away from them. Your body is naturally full of chemicals. When you start consuming various chemicals that don't naturally occur in your body, you upset the balance. I could go off on a laundry list of science blah blah that would bore most, but the fact is, there's a reason that humans have been around for hundreds of years and within the past 50, we have seen an unprecedented spike in obesity that has never been documented historically. We are eating things that our bodies were never designed to eat, and we are paying the price.
Losing weight is not the same as being healthy. Weight loss is a side effect from both healthy and unhealthy choices. You know as well as I do that there are more unhealthy weight loss methods than I could list. Make sure that you're not just losing weight, but choosing health"
I suggest that all of you google, "Paleo Diet". There's a plethora of information on this amazing way to eat. Shedding pounds becomes the norm as your body adjusts ingesting health. I have yet to meet someone who hasn't made adjustment to their eating habits after trying Paleo. Even if this way of eating is somehow 'not for you', [which I really can't imagine], you will still walk away with a better understanding of food; how it helps and how it hurts.
Good luck and good eating!