Now I know what you are thinking. This is totally NOT sustainable. After all, who in their right mind will NEVER eat chocolate again?! I may venture out in a few months and try some DARK chocolate, but no more milk chocolate for me. And I am not totally crazy (at least about this ;-), I have been eating sweet things. I LOVE dates! I add raw honey to my cooked cereal and a tiny bit of real maple syrup on my pancakes. So no, I am not giving up sweet things, just those nasty processed poisons...er white sugar and corn syrup.
Why you ask would I do something so extreme? I have known for a LONG time that white sugar and especially corn syrup is bad - evil really, but I LIKE sweet things! I guess thinking that I was having a heart attack was a strong motivation for me to change my behavior.
Now before anyone panics...I wasn't really having a heart attack; I was having a gallbladder attack - just as scary and painful. And when I did the research - guess what causes gallstones? - yep...SUGAR! But doesn't the gallbladder help digest fat? Isn't it fat that causes gallstones? Why would sugar be a problem? I am not really sure why, but diets high in sugar (in my case chocolate!) often lead to stones - kidney stones, liver stones, and gallstones. It is a POISON after all, and my body can't handle it. I no longer have a gallbladder - *sigh* And if sugar can cause that...what other organs will I lose? And guess what else...CANCER (yes, that scary C word!)...guess what it feeds on. Yes, (you are so smart!) it eats SUGAR!
I know I can't live forever. But I want to be around to hold my grandchildren some day and I want to feel good - not old!
It has only been 23 days and I am amazed at the results. My skin is no longer dry. I have more energy. I don't have any cravings for junk food (amazing - I must admit!). I feel so much better (well except for the surgical wounds ;-).
I CAN do this! - Want to join me? I will share my dates and maple syrup ;-)