1. You try new food.
Zucchini noodles may come with dubious scare quotes, but they are actually quite delicious.
2. No 3 p.m. slump.
You have much more energy now that you have cut out all the junk food.
3. You eat a lot more.
Healthy food is not diet food. You are able to eat much more when eating healthy.
Drinking water is now something you look forward to, and it is free.
5. You enjoy cooking
Chopping garlic is way more relaxing than hitting the McDonald’s drive-thru.
6. Portion control.
Healthy foods fill you up faster than empty carbs.
Smoothies are filling and portable, and you can dump pretty much anything in the blender.
8. Amazing skin
Your skin with start to look amazing from all the healthy eating.
9. Some health problems go away.
The power of clean eating can really give your whole body a tune-up.
10. You save money.
By avoiding takeout, bringing your own food to the movies, and skipping coffees can really add up.
11. Mental clarity.
You realised refined flour, or something else, made you feel foggy, and you’ve been so much more on top of things ever since you got rid of it.
12. Better bowel habits.
Things become much more regular in the bathroom.
Even if you splurge once in a while, you're determined to keep up with your healthy eating because you are a whole new you.
This post originally appeared on Organic Health and is republished here with permission.