I transitioned over 5 months ago (wow!!) and I feel so good. I don't have grease cravings, or salt cravings. No chocolate cravings, no chips. The way I've explained it to people in the past is that... you don't ever get that FULL feeling you do from over-eating crap. It's that kind of painful, bloated feeling. But at the same time, I don't get NEARLY as hungry/cravey. Anyone experienced this? It kind of like taking the two extremes and drawing both feelings (hunger and fullness) into the middle.
There is also a mental/emotional side of it. Beyond not putting tons of toxins into your body and starving it of the nutrients it needs (which is why we crave crap anyway-- misinterpreting the signals for nutrition), I just feel so proud of myself when I eat natural and unprocessed foods. And I feel EXTRA proud when it's raw food!