MSN Health & Fitness: 10 STRANGE THINGS YOU GET ADDICTED TO AFTER STARTING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
File this one under obvious: A new study published in the journal
PLOS One found that highly-processed foods including pizza and ice cream are associated with “addictive-like” eating behaviors. And in other not-so-shocking (and yet still disappointing) news, cucumbers, carrots, and apples were among the foods that ranked as least addictive, according to the study.
But we’re here to remind you that once you embark on a healthier lifestyle, your cravings
will start to get healthier, too. (No really—it’s true!) We’ve rounded up some of the things you can become addicted to when you start eating right and exercising regularly.
1. TALKING LIKE A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
2. H20—IT’S LIKE AIR TO YOU
Doesn’t matter if it’s ice cold or boiling hot, from the tap or in a bottle—you guzzle water like there won’t be a drop left on this earth tomorrow.
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3. RISING BEFORE THE SUN
Forget about hitting snooze—you’re all about fitting in a cycling class or a run before the crack of dawn.
ONE WORD: KALE
You eat the super trendy, vitamin-packed green like it’s candy.
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5. FEELING SORE AFTER A WORKOUT
The day after a sweat session, when your arms and legs feel like jelly? Nothing else like it.
6. DRY SHAMPOO
You don’t even remember a time when you used to shower after hitting the gym.
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7. POSTING PHOTOS OF EVERY MEAL ON INSTAGRAM
Yup, you’re the girl who always uploads photos of the avocado toast you made for breakfast or the salad you ate for dinner. #sorrynotsorry
8. TRACKING YOUR STEPS
You can’t rest until you’ve walked at least 10,000 every day.
9. YOUR BLENDER (A.K.A. YOUR FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD ITEM)
Drinking your veggies tastes just as good—if not better—than eating them. In fact, you could probably go for a green smoothie right about now.
10. ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC, YOUR NEW MUSIC GENRE OF CHOICE
You rock out to your gym’s playlists even on days you’re not working out.