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25 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Start Eating Right

FACT: Kale is actually delicious.

1. First of all, you have so much more energy now that you've cut out the junk.

2. You actually eat A LOT.

3. You're losing extra weight without exercising a ton.

4. Drinking water is something you look forward to.

5. You get to try cool new foods you never thought you'd like.

Zucchini "noodles" may come with dubious scare quotes, but they're actually quite delicious.

6. You've discovered the soothing joy of cooking at home.

7. Portion control gets easier, because healthy food fills you up faster than junk.

8. You've become the master of making smoothies.

They're filling AND portable, and you can dump pretty much anything in the blender.

9. Your skin starts to look AMAZING.

10. You've learned to actually LIKE vegetables.

11. Some of your other health problems clear up.

12. You save money.

13. You're not fazed by your friends' attempts to tempt you with ice cream.

14. You get to invest in awesome kitchen equipment.

15. Eating seasonally is good for you — and for the environment.

16. Tupperware. Tupperware EVERYWHERE.

17. Your mental clarity is so much sharper.

18. You don't even miss drinking soda.

19. Things are, uh, more regular in the bathroom.

20. You want to tell everyone about your new favorite foods.

21. You feel strong and victorious every time you resist the urge to snack.

22. Your co-workers make fun of the healthy lunches and snacks you bring.

23. Fruit for dessert is really pretty tasty.

24. Sure, sometimes you're like, "I NEED A CUPCAKE RIGHT THIS SECOND."

25. But even if you splurge every now and then, you're determined to keep your healthy eating going, because you're a whole new you!