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I love eating fresh, and once I started to eat fresh, I felt much better, lost and maintained my weight easily and I believe that I was able to detox from all the bad things I ingested in my life time. Recently I started slowly introducing prepared foods back into my diet. Although I am able choose the vegetarian selections on the menus, the food is still prepared and mixed with all the stuff that people like to add to food and use processed ingredients. I've noticed that I don't feel as (light) as I used to. I mean that by the way of feeling sluggish and also my digestion is suffering from that too. I guess it's time to go back to eating fresh again. I also only eat one meal a day and replace my other two meals with a meal replacement shake. I have been eating fruits and protein bars in between. I know it's eating out that is the problem because that's all I've changed. I think the prepared foods are just a bad idea and detrimental to anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Has anyone experience the same as me?
 

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i think you are on the right track with the processed foods, but why are you only eating one meal a day, and filling up on protein bars? That's processed foods too.
 

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I drink meal replacement shakes too. They are from my company and they are created for maximum nutrition and meal replacement (not adverting but just making a point). I fully endorse eating clean, but with my schedule, I also need easy. The protein bars are not off the shelf stuff either, but they are just protein snacks from my company. Other than that, I don't buy off the shelf processed products. You can't stay completely away from the processed foods at least if you are a busy professional with no time to stop and prepare all your meals. I was mostly referring to eating out where restaurants only prepare food completely for taste and not for nutritional value with the exception of a few businesses maybe. :)
 

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Shakes and protein bars can defiantly make you feel sluggish and 'heavy' after eating them...<i>especially</i> if you are used to eating fresh produce all the time!
 

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Not mine. I was doing those before eating out-which was the point :)
 

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Yeah, fresh fruit and vegetables are much better than "protein" bars, meals at restaurants, etc., since they have the vitamins and minerals you need and ALSO the water content. Dried foods and cooked foods, salted foods don't have as much water content.
 

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Yeah, fresh fruit and vegetables are much better than "protein" bars, meals at restaurants, etc., since they have the vitamins and minerals you need and ALSO the water content. Dried foods and cooked foods, salted foods don't have as much water content.</div>
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Go fresh! Viva Vegetarian! lol :)
 
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