This is an unavoidable truth of my condition. I adore eating crap. Crap is delicious in its crappiness. Deep fried, cheesy, drenched in some kind of drool worthy sauce and washed down with diet soda. I love it. What crap IS is tasty. What crap isn't is conducive to you being alive very long.
I kinda like being alive.
I haven't tried the alternative, but I can almost certainly assure you that it can't be nearly as fun as being alive.
Clay and I were watching Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and all of the sudden a bell went off in my crap-eating head. I am killing myself. All of my B.S. excuses for not getting healthy (valid, invalid, and whatever) were all ending in the same result: me dying.
I'm 36, I am diabetic. I am on 3 different medications for diabetes, one for cholesterol, two for migraines. I am over 200lbs and I am dying. So tell me, crap...whatever shall we do?
Crap and I parted ways a week ago. Dairy, processed foods, bread, grain and meat...all gone. I have been wholly, unwaveringly vegan for a week. I am down 9lbs, already had to stop taking one of my blood sugar meds due to a pretty intense near-blackout hypoglycemia moment. One week, and I have dumped a medication.
That's pretty telling, if you ask me.
The vegan thing is partially a reboot green juice fast, partially a Standard Process purification cleanse (as suggested by my awesome business partner). It is also me eating whole, mostly raw fruits and vegetables and juices made from the same. I've only cooked two soups in the past week and ate this today for lunch:
That? Is a spinach, basil, carrot, mushroom, tomato salad with a squeeze of lemon and some Persian lime olive oil. And you want to know what?
I loved it.
It was washed down with green apple carrot juice. I loved that, too.
The vegan thing will not be a permanent life change. Partially because I love cheese and partially because chickens are abysmally stupid and delicious, which is the perfect storm for something meant to be food. Stupid + tasty= get in mah bellah.
But for now? It's me and my vegetable and fruit friends. We are getting familiar.
Green Apple Carrot Juice:
two large green apples
1/2 cup cold water
clean and prep appropriately, put into your juicer, juice, drink.
Next I shall regale you with my spinach mushroom soup. Dude, I finally had a reason to use my immersion blender. This vegan thing is alright.