One of the first things that happened to me when we switched from processed snacks to clean snacks was I lost 11 pounds. 11!! Not all at once, but it slowly came off over a period of about 3 months. I noticed that I was snacking a lot less, and I think the salt & preservatives from the processed foods were making me retain some water.
I think clean eating should be a diet all of it's own! In order to snack, you have to make the snack. There is no more mindless handfuls or chips, or crackers, or cookies. If you want it, you need to make it! If I am in the mood for some potato chips, I have to get out the deep fryer, get out the mandolin, scrub the potatoes, heat up the oil, slice the potatoes, cook the potatoes, then wait for them to cool. It sounds like a lot of work, but truthfully it is not. But how badly do I want those potato chips? I must really want them to go through the work to have them.
11 pounds!!! But then I plateaued and that was it. But 11 pounds!! I find that since we started eating clean, ALL of us snack less.
And that's good, right? Kathy