Natalie’s Eat to Live Journey- Week 4

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Week 4

I hesitate to use the “f” word, but I “failed” this week. I ate SAD more than happy (nutritarian)! I have avoided posting in the accountability group due to the pathetic choices I have been making. I know where I went wrong. I had no plan. I was uninterested in the chopped veggies in the fridge. I haven’t been fully committed. I believe that I really had no intention of being fully in because I was swamped this week, and it is easier and more comfortable to eat addictively. I watched a Fatman Rants video on Facebook. The gentleman quoted The Pleasure Trap. It went something like, “Be willing to be comfortable with being uncomfortable.” This connected with me. It is easier to not try. But, it is deadly. I am playing with fire when I jeopardize my health by “giving in” to the easier and comforting SAD.

You know, we are so lucky to have ETL knowledge. That came to me this week when I was at the store. I saw a couple in their sixties shopping. The wife was pushing the cart and cheerfully asking her husband what he wanted since he was riding in the mobile wheel chair type cart. He was considerably over weight and grumpy. I smiled at him, but he was obviously unhappy. My heart went out to him. I lost track of the couple until check out. This gentleman’s wife was serving him a fluffy pretzel with cheese to eat. I noticed he had a bladder bag hanging from his pant leg. They probably do not know that food can heal or hurt. I realized how fortunate I am to have found Dr. Fuhrman’s books. I do not want to find myself in this sweet man’s place at that age. I CAN CHANGE!

Action plan for the week: Eat absolutely on plan for 3 days in a row with no excuses. Then go one more day, etc.

About the Author:

Elisha is the founder of the Eat to Live Support Group on Facebook, a community of 30k plus whole-food, plant-based eaters. Elisha began blogging about this lifestyle in 2010 after discovering that it was a treatment for years of yo-yo dieting and disordered eating. Today she is a mentor to thousands who are striving to adopt this lifestyle.

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