So it’s the end of day 3 and I’m officially starting to feel like a fully functioning person! The headaches stayed away all day, I drank more water than the previous 2 days, I haven’t felt hungry and my head is a bit clearer than it was this morning! Tomorrow I’m going on the boat teaching a Discover Scuba Dive to an Indian family, and because my juices are already in my fridge, I’ll bring them on the boat and throw them in the cooler to enjoy throughout the day! Easy peasy.
I was at the office all day today and since it was slow I decided to watch a documentary that I’ve been hearing so much buzz about lately. It’s called “Forks Over Knives”, a movie that “examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled or even, reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods” (film producers).
Let me tell you, current dietary choices aside, bias aside, it is 96 minutes of jaw dropping information. If you aren’t a documentary person (which is really too bad) or are already rejecting that this “information” isn’t something you would like to listen to because “we need meat” and “where else does one get protein” and “dairy isn’t bad for you” yada yada yada blah blah blah, well then don’t watch it. But if you’re willing to open up your mind a bit and at least listen to the studies (yes STUDIES) conducted your mind will be blown.
I’m not saying that I’m going to completely cut out meat, I’m just going to be much more aware of what I’m eating from now on. Now, I was raised with parents who have always encouraged green veggies and plenty of water among other healthy eating habits that I still practice to this day; I’ve dabbled with gluten free, Paleo, raw food and vegan diets but I think putting myself in a category has always set me up to fail. What I need to do is start paying attention to the portions and make sure that I eat less meat and more veggies instead of the other way around. Less grains and less dairy. More alkaline foods versus acidic foods. More green stuff!
Alright, my rant is over. But watch the documentary, really… you can watch it online for $3.99 on amazon.com or go out and rent it from the local movie theater or Netflix. You’ll be glad you did.
And even if you don’t agree, well they always say… knowledge is power 🙂