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Monday, April 07, 2014
What has happened to people in America? What is with this obsession over food?
I don't mean just thinking about it, but also the guarantee that Americans will continue to obsess over food 24/7. Listen, people, all that weighing and measuring, all that calorie counting, all that fat grams and carbohydrate vs sugar grams silliness, all that starvation so that all we can think about while we're starving ourselves is food.
When you think of food, a great meal, what comes to mind? A fresh, whole-food meal that's naturally low in fat yet fills you up and makes you happy? Or (probably more likely, right?) is it the one-pound burger at Ruby Tuesday's with cheese, bacon, avocado, onion rings, and a side of french fries with a soda? Or perhaps a slice of Cheesecake Factory white chocolate raspberry cheesecaks?
Did all that make you start drooling just now?
What if all that food was actually poisoning you? Would you still eat it? If that food was what caused your overweight, your diabetes, your heart disease, your gallstones, kidney stones, your colorectal cancer, your breast cancer, your lupus, your rheumatoid arthritis, even your fibromyalgia... would you still eat it? Of COURSE you would. Yes, I said you would.
I eat a whole food, plant based, ultra low fat, high carb, low protein diet, and I'm happy with what I'm eating, because I don't have to obsess over it at all. I don't worry about how many calories I'm consuming. I don't worry about grams of fat. I don't worry about how much I'm eating. All I limit is how much fruit I eat each day, that's it.
I exercise, which is the other part of my diet.
It's the simplest formula ever for losing weight and regaining optimal health free of disease, cancer, and the daily challenges most people face with bad breath, body odor, greasy skin and hair, and so on.
It's not magic. It's not overnight. It's not easy. It takes planning, preparing, retraining how we think about food and about life. What it doesn't take is buying supplements, protein powder, pills, drinks, boxed food, memberships in clubs or groups, and it sure doesn't take buying any animal products. The country complains about the cost of medical care these days. Well, guess what, as long as Americans choose to be fat and sick and live on a diet of medications and surgery and disability, medical care is going to continue to skyrocket. I was almost part of that vicious circle, but I finally learned better.