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Is it normal that I get sick when I don't eat specific foods?
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I've been very selective with my diet lately and mostly stick to salads and breads. It helped me lose about 10 lbs which is good because it was extra weight I had gained.

But now if I have a splurge day and go get fast food or have chips or something I feel sick for the entire next day. Years ago when I was really overweight I could eat all of this no problem. Now it seems like if I eat anything but light foods like salads or light sandwiches, I get sick.

Whenever I go out, I always see people chowing down on foods like this - big burgers and fries, pizza, etc, and I think to myself, "How can they eat that stuff without getting sick?"

There are only a few very specific places that I feel comfortable eating when I'm not preparing my own food.
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I don't know the specifics but I assume your body has become accustomed to digesting and running on these healthier foods and when you put something mostly useless in there your body is suddenly not being run to par, or after awhile it might be seen as foreign. I'm just stabbing in the dark here though.
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You're right.

When your body gets used to things, it gets unsettled by "unusual" things. Particularly when you go from eating good food to eating crap.
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The crap food your body is rejecting is poison anyway, so take the hint and stay away. How lucky you are to learn this lesson young. America is fast becoming (has already become?) a nation of lazy, obese idiots, poisoning themselves and their children on fast food and junk food.
However, it is very important to eat balanced healthy meals (you remember that silly food triangle from school) and not just stick to the salads.
I am absolutely convinced that the American diet is the main reason that we are getting cancers, living with constant depression and basically existing without energy and vigor at such young ages. These problems do not exist as frequently in countries where McDonald's and the like are not the mainstay of their diets.
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Well, I have to disagree about the cancer part. Cancer has been around for a lot longer than fast food. It's only that modern medicine has recently caught up with the detection and treatment of it.

My only concern is that it's becoming increasingly hard to eat this way as I don't always have an hour to prepare a nice meal or an extra $10 to spend on a ready made one.

As for the salads, I make them with a good balance of things like fresh fruit and chicken - it's not just a little bit of lettuce and dressing.
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Ioncecamewaytoohard
Make your meals for the day at night before you go to sleep. Then they are ready to eat the next day. Using time as an excuse. Tsk tsk.
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That doesn't really save time though - you've still got to cook every day even if you're not eating it straight away :P
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Ioncecamewaytoohard
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It doesn't have to take hours to cook three healthy meals for the day. If you know what you are doing it only takes about 45 minutes at the most. It is a good habit to get into anyway.
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There are many countries where cancer is fairly rare, and yes it has been around forever, but it is without a doubt much more prevalent in our modern American society than anywhere else on earth, barring the places where there have been nuclear or biological catastrophes.
I guess it comes down to how much your future health is worth to you now, time wise. Of course there are ready made meals that are relatively healthy; try a deli or some supermarkets sell food they prepare that are terrific.
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I'm curious as to where cancer fairly rare. Okinawa?
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Tibet, northern India, many Asian countries. It seems in many places where people eat spicy foods, they are much healthier than most. The Mediterranean diet is also one that has very low cancer ratios.
I don't study it or anything; just pick up info from media.
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Ioncecamewaytoohard
Quiet. There are many black bag operations going on.
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