Question on this...what counts as the processed foods that you've avoided?^ regarding my last post on giving up meds, here is a bonus I never would have expected when I essentially went zero carb.
I've had pretty sever seasonal allergies since I was in upper elementary school. Since being an adult, I've had to take two prescription meds every spring and fall to get through the seasons and not be miserable.
While I still had symptoms of allergies this past spring (after going essential zero carb since the previous October), I felt they were lighter. This fall - my symptoms were gone. First time in 35 yrs I didn't need to medicate to get through a fall.
Yes, it is very nice being at an ideal weight but to have the elimination of processed foods/carbs also mean eliminating season allergies? Wow!
I've since read about others experiencing similar results. More proof to me human beings were never meant to eat the way we do in a standard American diet. No, it isn't about portion control or counting calories or hitting the gym X times per week. It is about WHAT you are eating that really matters in the end for both weight and overall mental and health.
I've read articles that certain foods that are technically 'processed' can still be good for you.
One of those things you have to look deeper into but was just wondering.