The Day I Stopped Drinking Brown and Started Drinking Green and Red
It was his health I was concerned about. Forcing healthy
food and exercise on my husband didn’t work. Neither did nagging. I prayed. He
came home from work on a Thursday afternoon last August excited about a
documentary his radio station mentioned. We watched it that night and radically
changed our diet the next day. Thus began last summer’s second life altering experience.
We watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and immediately Jim
was ready to try it. Reboot With Joe was free and provided all
the material we needed to get started. First, we did a five day reboot, then a
ten. I began grudgingly, but as the pounds fell off and I truly felt better I
got on board. We both began transforming from the sloths who had a love affair
with the couch to active adults, ready to run, hike, bike and kayak, all the
things we used to love, but were making more and more excuses to avoid.
People find different ways back to health. This worked for us. We aren't vegan though we've gotten a lot pickier about the meat we eat. I really like Dr. Joel Fuhrman and his ‘nutritarian’ diet. Simply put it is getting the most nutrition out of the calories we take in. Here are our biggest changes: no more soft drinks, very limited processed foods, loads of fruits and veggies, and only good quality meats and seafood. Smoothies, fresh made juices, salads, soups and roasted meals comprise most of our intake. By making these changes, I feel like doing more, I ache less and I even gave up all caffeine, unless you count the caffeine in chocolate. Because, trust me, I will never give up chocolate! I've found ample healthy chocolate recipes to satisfy me, like Cocoa Oat Truffles.
So this, last summer’s second happening, has made a most visible transformation in my life. Besides looking better after dropping 25+ pounds, I feel healthier, more energetic, even my hair and skin are thanking me! I think this quote says it all, Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!