Alright I am finally going to do it! I have been considering making this change for a few years now, and I have finally made a decision to see it through. I knew at some point I would finally go through with it, and I have to say I am very excited about it, yet I know it will be a major challenge. It will be a process, but I am committed to it.
Creating a New Me
So what is this MAJOR lifestyle change that I have committed to? I will be changing what I eat until I am on a completely plant-based diet. Slowly, but surely I am making the shift. I truly believe that when God created us, He created the perfect body (of course a perfect God would create perfect bodies). Our bodies are created in such a way that they heal and regenerate themselves on their own, if we care for them properly. The better we take care of our bodies, the better they do this. Over the years this belief has led me to research health, fitness, nutrition, etc. to learn more about how to care for my body.
Many of the books that I read pointed to plant-based and raw food diets as the best possible diet for our “perfect” bodies. The more I learned about the benefits received from plant-based eating (plus regular exercising of course), the more I desired to change. And now I am ready to go through with it.
Create New Habits
During the month of April I will be practicing what I am learning from Brendan Brazier’s Thrive books and his Thrive in 30 program. My focus will be more on inclusion, not exclusion. I am starting 5 habits this month that will create the foundation to a permanent change: eat a big green salad every day, eat throughout the day (at least 6 meals), drink a nutritious smoothie every day, eat a raw energy bar every day, and eat a balanced afternoon snack. Throughout the month I will be sharing what I am experiencing on my Facebook page, on Twitter, and occasionally blogging about it.
I encourage you to take a look at what you eat and how it affects your body, and begin to make changes that will have a positive affect. Don’t take your body and your health for granted.
Question: What one change to your diet can you make to improve your physical health?