Nothing tastes as good as health feels!
No brand of chocolate.
No make of ice cream.
And certainly no greasy fast food meal or takeaway pizza.
As a life-long foodie, sugar addict, meat eater and all-round glutton it took me a lonnnng time to learn the above.
This goes far beyond discovering that, for the first time in years, we actually have the energy to effortlessly do everything we need to do and more.
We have banished all processed junk, synthetic substances that masquerade as “food”, from our diets and lives, and have come to realise that fantastic though the physical rewards are, they pale in comparison to the mental and emotional ones.
Sadly, most people don’t understand that because nothing tastes as good as health feels this is not about self-denial but about self-fulfilment, it is not about just another fad diet but a complete lifestyle change.
Every one of us in western society was raised on either small, medium or super-sized amounts of drug-like foods so we all have to go through a period of mind-body adjustment before we discover how good true health actually feels, but the good news is that if you stick with it and deal with whatever comes up you reach a point where you no longer need stimulants to pick you up nor depressants to numb you out.
How could anything that merely excites your taste buds before temporarily scrambling your brain chemistry only to leave you craving more and ever enslaved to the need for it possibly be a patch on that?
The best news is that once you stop consuming synthetic substances and animal products and return to what’s real, this becomes effortless.
It seems very likely that this all means that we are minimising our risk of the diseases of affluence: cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. A great side effect of this new lifestyle is our weight loss with no hunger or dieting, instead of loosing and gaining the same 10 kilos.
When people tell us they can't imaging living without bacon or cheese, We think we can't imagine going back to the aches and pains that comes with the brief pleasures of the meal. That would be the case even if we missed certain foods, but the truth is that we've found a healthy way to satisfy every food craving.