Wednesday, April 7, 2010
High as a Kite
[Content removed as a result of strong persuasion by legal counsel. Man, you gotta hate censorship.]
The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, I feel all giddy and hoppy. There are many years of my life that I spent trying to find a high, one way or another, with french fries or wine or beer or cookies or various substances. Now I eat so nutritiously that highness simply eminates from my soul.
It takes some faith. See, we can get a green log (balanced eating via NutriMirror.com) with supplements and so-so foods but that doesn't mean that we are healthy. We can even lose weight that way. But if you really wanna feel good, I mean REALLY WANNA FEEL GOOD than the drugs I'm-a pushin (as a Tava) are whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, seed and nuts and, yes, real, wet, unflavored WATER.
See, I don't believe you when you tell me that you just aren't hungry enough to eat more than 1000 calories per day. Oh, I empathize plenty, because I, too, have been brainwashed by the dieting industry. But I know darn well I didn't become morbidly obese (really, my BMI was 37) by not having an appetite. I also learned the hard way that years of starvation did not help my weight loss journey (I made up the calories elsewhere).
When I found NutriMirror, I threw caution to the wind. I began eating high fat, high caloric items that didn't seem to do a whole lot for my food logs like chia, hemp seed, flaxseed oil, raw nuts. I stuffed myself with fresh, bright, colorful fruits and veggies and began to really find pleasure in foods that love me back. I am convinced, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that those high-fat seeds and nuts have added years to my life AND life to my years.
Sure, Jenny Craig meals are quick. Lean Cuisines are easy. But they do not love us back, I'd bet my tiny hiney on it. If you think you do not have time to eat real food, I urge you to peek at my TIME Series from the past three weeks of SERVING up a SMILE. The handy-dandy chart in this week's alone should speed up healthy eating, even if you do not have time to read the column.
Do you have to eat fresh foods to be nutritionally balanced or lose weight? No. You don’t have to happy and vibrant and full of super-human energy either. It’s a matter of choice, really. We can choose to feel OK or we can choose to feel FANTASTIC. I choose fantastic. I choose water. I choose foods that love me so much it hurts.
Have some faith in fresh food. Take the leap, bring a jug of water to work and leave the Crystal Light at home. Give yourself one week of eating minimally processed foods. Just one week, for the sake of your body, I beg you to give it a try! Take my drug, ingest my drug, take a walk in the fresh, Spring air.
You, too, will be high as a kite! Really, it is SO possible to love the foods that love you back. I hope you give it a try. You’ll be hopelessly addicted & I will be one happy pusher.