It has been years since my diet underwent a radical change. It took months to adjust to eating a more healthy diet. I changed it because of the many relatives that I witnessed dying prematurely because of not eating healthy food. I am glad that I did. It was not easy having to answer to so many people who believed I was doing the wrong thing, people who chose to eat whatever they liked, regardless of how it made them feel.
Initially, I lost weight, although, that was not my goal. I felt more energetic. I was eating organically grown food. It was expensive, but I shopped at a healthfood store for several years. I tried new recipes and finally acquired a taste for the vegetables, fruits and grains which I added to my diet, eliminating red meats. I still crave vegetables, I am happy to say. But, maintaining this lifestyle has been a choice for me, because I choose to live. I feel I have a lot to share with others. I would not be able to influence others unless I was exhibiting wise lifesyle choices. For me, it has been spiritual and physical. The two seemed to go hand in hand, which I thought was interesting.
So, it has been over twenty years that I have been eating this way. Oh, yes, I made mistakes along the way, but I feel better overall. I created this blog so that I can share what I have learned about weight loss. Come back for the next posting in which I will discuss weight loss.