Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I just read a review of "Food Rules: An Eater's Manual" and I like the basic notion of the book.

I've seen people who eat this way, people who are vegans or strict vegetarians, who seem to radiate health. I don't radiate health eating the way I do. It's just something I've been really thinking about recently, so this book resonates with me.

I saw a friend stop drinking, then struggle with her weight, and eventually become quite healthy over a 10 year period.  It was difficult, but she did it.

Also, I read an interview with Ellen Degeneres, and have watched the show when I work from home. she's gone totally vegan, cut out sugar and caffeine, and she's just this radiant ball of energy. She talks about stopping eating animal products after seeing how animals are mistreated, then cutting out sugar. She talks about eating fruit and vegetables and some basic grains, and how amazing she feels. It seems so..... right.

But I love cheeseburgers, chicken, Mentos and wine! Then I think, how is "loving" that stuff doing me any good?

Ah, the struggle...

1 comment:

LDAlvarez said...

I found you via Andrew's blog.
I've been a vegetarian for 5 years. I drink wine on my sabbath sometimes (I'm Jewish), use raw sugar. Drink entirely too much caffeine. When I first gave up meat I found myself eating too many sweets, doctor suggested I eat fish, so I do, at least twice a week. I don't miss the meat at all. Am I healthier? I'd like to think so.