by Erin Chamerlik, MS MT(ASCP)
The Real Food Revivalist
I love a good story that involves the power of real food to change lives. Here are two stories that will encourage you no matter where you are on the path to Get Better.
At 300 pounds Dave Parsons referred to himself as "the living dead" in Fall 2009.
At age 52 Dave started eating whole food.
He stopped eating processed and refined food. No sugar, bread, bagels, cereal, crackers, chips, or soda.
"If I can't kill it, find it, or gather it...I don't eat it. So, it's real easy to eat well." Dave reported to Mark Sisson of MarksDailyapple.com
Initially Dave lost about a pound a week. He started doing mild exercise, and lost 40 pounds in the first 6 months. He followed Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint eating and exercise plan and by the end of the first year was down 80 pounds.
February 8, 2011 Dave turned 54 years old. Weighing 100 pounds less than when he started.
The sugar and MSG are addicting, but here's what a few people say about their beloved Coffee-mate:
"I decided to try putting flavored creamer in my coffee and it was AMAZING. Not only did it completely change my stance on coffee from, “eh, that’s all right, I guess” status to “OMG, I need this stuff” status, but now my husband – the non coffee consumer – actually requests that I make coffee."
"I found the very last cinnamon bun kind of coffee creamer at Wal-Mart and the coffee truly tastes like cinnamon buns. Needless to say, we both went from drinking zippo cups of coffee to several cups a day. The best part about the creamer is that if you have a sweet tooth like me or are struggling with your cappuccino addiction, it is a much lower calorie way to satisfy that craving as the creamer runs about 30 to 35 calories a tablespoon."
(like poor menonite farmers) when they should be arresting Nestle and other food manufacturers for selling unsuspecting consumers this addicting, harmful, MSG-loaded cinnamon bun-flavored, non-separating, artificially-sweetened, trans fat-laden coffee additive.
See the video - FDA with guns drawn to confiscate the illegal milk from Amish farmers.
I'm fine with people choosing to drink Coffee-mate in their coffee, but don't arrest farmers for selling raw milk to people who choose to drink raw milk instead of pasteurized dairy.
Maybe it is just me, but it ain't right.
You are free to choose your actions.
Are you willing to accept the consequences?
Published by GetBetterWellness.com - Erin Chamerlik -Get Better Wellness