Monday, January 24, 2011

If you are what you eat......

What does that make you??? My sister has said that and really -- think about it.

Ok, now what are you? Jack LaLanne just died. A while back though he was interviewed and explained that he once heard a heard a lecture by "pioneering nutritionist Paul Bragg who advocated the benefits of brown rice, whole wheat and a vegetarian diet". He so excited Jack LaLanne that he went to talk with him and spent an hour and a half chatting with him. Paul Bragg told Jack "You are a walking garbage can".

Wow, I can tell you about 4-5 years ago I could have been told the same thing. Processed foods (foods that some company puts together and all you have to do is throw it in the microwave or oven), refined sugars & flours. EEK!!! McDonalds was my friend! I had young children and a very busy life. I needed the drive through alot of the times. My husband travelled and well, drive thrus were so convenient. Ugh. Then I had my 3rd child. While I was breast feeding I had some problems that told me (actually my sister who is a holistic health counselor told me) that I had a yeast infection in my breast!! YUCK!! So began my journey. Man when I tried to rid myself of the yeast overgrowth I became REALLY sick. My body was going through a huge withdrawal. Yes -- your bodies are craving sugars & such just like they would a drug. Think about it??!! When you don't have your coffee/caffeine what happens? Headache? Shakes? When 2-3pm hit and you start getting sleepy, what do you go for??? Sugary things? Little mini pick me ups huh? Think about it. Give yourself a good talking to and get back to the way God wants you to eat. Yes, God. I believe that he put all the things on this earth that we need to nourish our bodies. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, and yes if you must eat meat make sure it's grass fed & free of all the antibiotics they give the animals. Just think about it. I'm not a professional at this. Just a woman who has been through the valley of horrible eating & no exercise. I have lost 40lbs (not baby weight) all together. Yes, I fluctuate and yes I do have times when I have have a bad thing. I can tell you that since I don't eat stuff like that normally I feel physically sick from putting it in my body. You will to. It's not good for you.

So, all my rambling. I have a challenge for you. Start with one thing. Add an apple to your breakfast. Don't take anything away yet. Just add something good to what you already do. Guess what? Eventually you will crave that and not the bad stuff.

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

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