I love watching life just happen. We sit and struggle through it most of the time, but if you just really watch and listen all answers will come to you. Some will work and some just point you in the right direction. It is just a fascinating process.
So, for me, the message came from Facebook. A friend of mine posted a video about a book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkt_X-dUvEE
It was an interview where Dr. Oz interviewed Dr. Joel Fuhrman about why people are overweight and how loosing weight through nutrition is easy. For some reason it stuck with me. I was fascinated by what he was saying. Skeptical, but fascinated.
I have been through so many diets and changes in my life. Just like most people, it is my struggle that seems so frustrating. I believe that you get certain issues that help you through life. These struggles are what keep you going. We all have to Kill our Budha to go forward and my Ego is attached to food.
So, on a whim (which I do all the time) I bought the ebook Eat to Live, by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. And I dived in. Now, if you are like me, you want to know what you are getting into. I have read so many diet books that I feel like an expert, so I went right to the plan in Chapter 8. I read – you will need to eat a pound of raw vegetables and a pound of cooked vegetables a day, plus at least 4 servings of fruit, and a cup of legumes. No animal products, no oils, no starches, no processed foods. You can add a small amount of nuts (one ounce a day) or a small amount of whole grains, but that is if you want to lose weight slower. So, of course, I did what everyone in my situation would do – I cried.
How will it be possible to do this? How can you manage a diet like this in the world we live in? How do I eat like this and not disturb my family’s eating? It really felt hopeless, and at the same time I knew I needed to do it.
So I talked to my husband, I saw my doctor and decided to go for it. My goal for this blog is to document all that happens on this phase of my journey. Mostly for myself – to be accountable for what I do.
So here’s to me! Wishing myself good luck.