I stumbled across two documentaries on Netflix last night, both about health, nutrition and the misconceptions the food industry is selling to keep consumers addicted to high-calorie, low-nutrient, food-like products (instead of actual foods): “Hungry For Change” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
This is no exaggeration, you guys…the info in both was shocking and appalling, and it has completely changed the way I think about what goes into my body, and, thusly, how my body has been reacting to the literal crap I’ve been shoveling into it for years.
It is time for a change. A radical one.
I know about a week ago I mentioned trying an experiment for eating healthier, less-processed foods, and I am in no way going back on that experiment. But after absorbing all of the information from both films, and hearing the testimony of REAL people, just like you and me, who have gone through some seriously remarkable health changes, I can’t simply alter a few things from my regular ‘diet’ of ‘mostly okay foods’ and call my intake acceptable.
So, I’m starting a different experiment for the next 30 days. Something new. Something which is exciting and a little bit scary (because NEW), but something which I am confident will transform my health for the better.
I hesitate to tell you guys about exactly what it is, as much as I love you, because I want to see if this will work for me first. I don’t aim to cling to any fads, nor become a spokesperson for any unhealthy eating habits (though I believe this is the farthest thing from an unhealthy way to live), and I certainly wouldn’t want to encourage any one of you to try something I don’t myself recommend.
I have my reasons for choosing this new road, the most important of which is to allow my body to find harmony within itself. It has been in a cycle of constant upheaval in the past year in many health-related ways, and it’s time for this instability to end.
So, for the next week, I’ll try this new experiment. I’ll document my journey in my IRL journal (the one which requires the use of these archaic relics called ‘paper’ and ‘pens’) and report my findings to y’all if things go well.
If they don’t, hey, at least I tried. And there’s no shame in trying.
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- missmarisol said: I have both of these in my queue & I don’t know why i hesitate to watch them. ignorance is bliss?
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- benitle said: Good luck! Whatever it is, I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you.
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- shortmom said: I’m incrementally dropping things — this month is wheat. Next month is going to be the hardest: SUGAR.
- shellsbellsontherun said: Good luck! I felt the same way when I read the China Study.
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- ironmanredux said: Proud of you. I know it won’t be easy but you can do this. Inbox and email or text if you like is always open.
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- runrunningrunner said: interesting… I’m going to check these movies out.
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- barebohemian said: Haha I watched them both a couple days ago too. I wanted to run out and get a juicer and a metric shit ton of fruits and veggies. It was funny because the 2 people on “Fat” were in IA which is where I’m currently stuck. And J has chronic migraines.
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