Rebecca's Corner

OH, SO  MANY DIETS!

I am a person who does not do diets.  Of course I try to eat healthy, but no diets.  I eat when I’m hungry, and don’t even think about it.  I’ve never been overweight and I’ve never been super skinny.  But one day, sitting at my kitchen table, I picked up a magazine.  On the cover it said lose 12 pounds in one week.  I wasn’t looking to lose 12 pounds in 1 week, but I got curious.

I thought to myself... man what a joke, another crazy fad diet advertisement.  I flipped to the article anyway and discovered something quite interesting. It was about a young woman, a normal life like anyone else except for one thing.  She was sick. To make a long story short it was an incurable cancer. No chemo, no treatments, just a sorry from the doctors. But she did not stop there. She was very young and she wanted to fight it.  She did. And she’s still here today, some years later after the diagnosis. 

She fought it through natural remedy, she still is.  And she is ok. She has written books about her diet and has helped a ton of people with it.  People who have cancer, diabetes, and whatever else that may ail you. Well, needless to say I was impressed.  So much so that I got a hold of her book The Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr.  I have to say, what she says in there, we kind of know already, but this book will blow your mind.  

Yes, she is a vegan, but she has a point.  From sugar that is a drug, to her famous smoothies and an explanation of why dairy is not ok for your body.  Before you say, oh that’s not for me, you better think again. How many do you know who are sick with cancer or diabetes.  It seems to be getting more and more common these days, that is not a doubt.

We know diets like that are not easy in any way.  I cannot even call myself a vegetarian, let alone vegan.  But do you know where your meat is coming from when you go buy it in the store?  Do you ever take the time to read the ingredients in that package of bacon you just picked up?  You should, that stuff is what’s killing you or making you sick.

Maybe you say, oh we are all going to die anyway it doesn’t matter.  Well, do you matter? If your life matters, your body matters. You need to take care of it.  You will feel younger, be stronger and have lots more energy.

Years ago people didn’t do diets.  But they were healthier, everything they ate was natural.  Nowadays if you find something natural you’re lucky. 

So, the next time you go to put something in your mouth, think about what you are doing.

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