As a new year's resolution I started a diet I invited myself, called the 30 day diet. 30 days out of the year I'll eat/drink all kinds of garbage. The rest of the time my diet is healthy and I won't eat anything I consider 'junk'. That includes but is not limited to: -shakes/malts -ice cream -cake -French fries or other deep fried foods -anything with lots of sugar that isn't a fruit -anything with lots of carbs with few exceptions. And those exceptions only happen when I'm about to go to the gym. And the exception is usually a potato (NOT FRIED). meanwhile I tend to eat foods that are: -have plenty of protetin -green vegetables/salad -fish (not fried) -chicken (not fried) - eggs -water/green tea etc As emergency if there's no food I'll get a TV dinner (I try to make that sparingly). Even then, it is always the "healthy choice" brand. (this brand has little to no sugar, and is high in protein) -------------------------------------- I read some articles saying the junk food diet increases the chances to depression and schizophrenia so I wanted to see if a new diet would make a new me. (I'm also hitting the gym a lot). The answer I can tell you is more or less. I'm still somewhat depressed although I literally can't remember the last time I had a hallucination. As long as I'm on this diet, I'm having no hallucinations at all, either auditory or visual. I'm surprised that I haven't really lost weight. Although to be fair, I am bulking up and gaining muscle, so perhaps I'm simply trading the fat for a better replacement. I'm either 6 foot even or 6'1 (not sure) and I weigh 190. My arms and legs are somewhat bulked up with muscle (not fat) although my stomach does have some belly fat which I'm trying to get rid of. The quality of my diet has drastically improved this new year but now I'm going to work on the quantity to lose my belly fat. The gym has helped my arms and legs build muscle but the belly fat is the problem which remains.