August 10, 2004 was the day I changed how I ate – and a day that set so many things in motion for me. I commemorate the date each year and spend a few moments thinking about where I might be now if not for the desperation that led me to major life change. This year I also made pie.
It may seem strange to people who have never had a weight problem, but changing what I ate really did change my life! I was physically and emotionally sick back then – obese with wacky cholesterol numbers, depressed, aches & pains pretty much everywhere. I didn’t sleep well. I had no energy to do things with my kids.
Getting healthy has meant everything to me. And I try to share that with people because I want them to know how good they could feel; I want them to know there is nothing exceptional about me and they can regain their own health by cutting the crap out of their diets.
I want to share with those who have diabetes and/or obesity that the first step to reclaiming their health is to stop following the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the American Diabetes Associations’ advice to consume a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet.
LISTEN: If you’ve been following the “rules” and you are sick, obese, and/or diabetic YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BY DOING SOMETHING ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. What are you waiting for?
Think about the things you want to do that you cannot do in your current state of health.
- You want to keep up with your kids, grandkids, husband/wife?
- You want to go to school or move to another part of the country?
- You want to travel or do mission trips?
- You want to work more and makes lots of money?
- You want to retire in good health?
- You want to sleep well, spend less on prescription meds, and need your doctor/NP/PA less?
What are you waiting for?