Saturday, April 23, 2011
Breaking the Food Seduction
It's been about three weeks since I've started doing as Neal D. Barnard suggested in his book called Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings---And 7 Steps to End Them Naturally. He speaks about how the American people have become addicted to meats, cheeses, and sweets while the government banks off of that.
I'm happy to announce that I have stopped eating meats and cheeses (still working on the sweets) for about three weeks now. I'm gradually knocking each from my diet. I didn't start off dropping everything cold turkey. I thought that might be too much shock for my system. He instills how much better vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains are for your body.
My breakfast now consists of old fashioned oat meal with a combination of fruits. This morning it was apples and raisins. Yesterday I added strawberries. Bananas add a nice flavor to oatmeal as well. You get your grains and fruits in one sitting. It's a nice balance.
Now I just need to get my husband and daughter to see what a huge difference this could be on them. They both stare at the vegetables like I've just set a plate full of worms in front of them. I guess getting the family eating healthy with me will be the next part of my challenge.
I'm, also, happy to announce that I've noticed a big difference in how my clothes have been hanging off of my body. I feel more positive too. I've noticed that I stand a little prouder than I did before. It's a positive change, and I would recommend anyone looking to improve their health.