We often wait until the light on our gas gauge turns red before putting gas in the car. Studies have shown that if we fill up before we get below 1/4 tank we won't be exposing our engine to the dregs living in the tank...but we wait.
We drive our cars way beyond the life of the tires, often waiting until we get a blowout before replacing the tires, putting ourselves and others in the car and on the road in danger.
We worry ridiculously about how we look on the outside. "How's my hair?", "Do I look fat in this?",
"Oh I can't possibly do that..I'd be too embarrassed!" We never care about what's really important...how do we look on the inside.
We hear about someone dying young of a heart attack and we think "very sad" when it could have easily been avoided. We attend their funeral and promise ourselves to make changes in our lives, but that thought only lasts a couple of days.
We are so complacent about things we can control and lackadaisical about things we can't, that it's no wonder that the number one killer of men and women in the world is heart related disease.
Want to outlive your parents? Eat plants!
Want to see your grands kids grow up...and attend their wedding? Eat right!
Why is eating a steak more alluring than avoiding high cholesterol? How often do you refer back to "that was the best steak I ever ate?"
I don't care if you only eat white meat chicken....it'll still impact your health.
I was watching the Today show today and they were highlighting 5 low fat, healthy meals that you could eat during the week and all of them centered on the protein (meat, fish, poultry) and not the part that's good for you, THE PLANTS! We need to change our Food Pyramid. Just go to my Eating Out link at the top of my blog and eat at one of those restaurants everyday for lunch and order what I recommend and you're at least putting up a good fight.
The people that actually make the recipes I write on this blog tell me "that was easy and delicious." I imagine easy is the important word in that statement...but delicious is important because then you'll do it again.
Stop thinking that this is so hard and start adopting the attitude that this is not how I'm going to live...no exceptions. Cheese? Pure fat with cancer feeding casein! Oil? No nutritional value and pure fat. Completely unnecessary for cooking!
Some of the animals that eat plant based diets: cows, sheep, horses, hippos, elephants, goats, deer, rabbits, giraffes, kangaroos, llamas, pandas and many more! These animals aren't weak!
Studies are now showing that a plant based diet is the healthiest way to avoid heart related disease...period. The ad campaigns you watched during the Superbowl lead you in a different direction, but read "Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease", "The China Study", "Forks Over Knives" and many other indisputable studies and draw your own conclusion.
MAKE THE CHANGE AND YOU'LL BE THE CHANGE!
But I'm just thinking!