I stumbled across two documentaries on Netflix last night, both about health, nutrition and the misconceptions the food industry is selling to keep consumers addicted to high-calorie, low-nutrient, food-like products (instead of actual foods): “Hungry For Change” and “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”.
This is no exaggeration, you guys…the info in both was shocking and appalling, and it has completely changed the way I think about what goes into my body, and, thusly, how my body has been reacting to the literal crap I’ve been shoveling into it for years.
It is time for a change. A radical one.
I know about a week ago I mentioned trying an experiment for eating healthier, less-processed foods, and I am in no way going back on that experiment. But after absorbing all of the information from both films, and hearing the testimony of REAL people, just like you and me, who have gone through some seriously remarkable health changes, I can’t simply alter a few things from my regular ‘diet’ of 'mostly okay foods’ and call my intake acceptable.
So, I’m starting a different experiment for the next 30 days. Something new. Something which is exciting and a little bit scary (because NEW), but something which I am confident will transform my health for the better.
I hesitate to tell you guys about exactly what it is, as much as I love you, because I want to see if this will work for me first. I don’t aim to cling to any fads, nor become a spokesperson for any unhealthy eating habits (though I believe this is the farthest thing from an unhealthy way to live), and I certainly wouldn’t want to encourage any one of you to try something I don’t myself recommend.
I have my reasons for choosing this new road, the most important of which is to allow my body to find harmony within itself. It has been in a cycle of constant upheaval in the past year in many health-related ways, and it’s time for this instability to end.
So, for the next week, I’ll try this new experiment. I’ll document my journey in my IRL journal (the one which requires the use of these archaic relics called 'paper’ and 'pens’) and report my findings to y'all if things go well.
If they don’t, hey, at least I tried. And there’s no shame in trying.