What happens to the body after eating healthy? Individuals report the effects of healthy eating, feeling mentally clearer and more focused, increased energy levels, experiencing decreased junk food cravings and hunger pangs, improved sleep, and the benefits of strong bones, cardiovascular health, and disease prevention. The Injury Medical Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Clinic Team can assist individuals working on making healthy lifestyle adjustments to make the transition easier and with professional support to streamline the process, allowing the individual to focus on getting healthy.

What Happens To The Body After Eating Healthy: EP Chiropractic

What Happens To The Body After Eating Healthy

It can take a little while for the body to adjust to a new nutrition plan. A healthy diet includes nutrient-dense foods from all the major food groups, including lean proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and fruits and vegetables of various colors.


The benefits of healthy eating include the following.

  • Longer life.
  • Maintains digestive health and system function.
  • Maintains whole body health.
  • Strengthens muscles.
  • Strengthens bones.
  • Increases immunity.
  • Promotes healthy pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Decreases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.
  • Helps achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

One Week

  • Experience decreased food cravings throughout the day.
  • Junk food cravings decrease.
  • The body begins shedding all the excess water from a high sodium intake and processed foods.
  • Hunger starts to stabilize.
  • Experience decreased hunger pains, making losing weight a little easier.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Improved control over food choices.
  • Higher mental focus and clarity – brain fog or low concentration symptoms begin to clear.
  • Energy levels are higher, making completing daily activities and exercise easier.
  • The body will become regular with a lower amount of bloating and discomfort.
  • Moods become stable with fewer ups and downs throughout the day.

One Month

  • Improved skin health.
  • A steady rate of weight loss, depending on the approach and starting point.
  • Clothing begins to feel looser.
  • Pre-existing health problems like migraines, joint pain, irritable bowel issues, etc., may begin to clear up.
  • Eating right starts to become more habitual.
  • Making healthy choices starts to become second nature.
  • Improved physical performance.
  • Feel stronger and notice that the body recovers much faster.
  • Improved metabolism.
  • Can eat more without gaining body weight.

Six Months

  • A decrease in overall cholesterol levels if they were high before.
  • Blood pressure improvement, lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Strengthened skeletal system reducing the risk of stress fractures and breaks.
  • Improved blood glucose levels, reduced blood sugar fluctuations, and lowered risk factors for diabetes or symptoms are easier to manage.

All the positive changes will lead to staying naturally motivated, where eating healthy is just something you do, and you have learned to indulge wisely. All the benefits will persist for as long as you eat healthily. Target goals can be achieved with a body weight that makes you feel healthy, strong, and confident.

Basal Metabolism


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