My father was diagnosed with diabetes almost 14 years ago. He was severely overweight, undoubtedly obese. Honestly, that is how he was for the majority of my life. Diabetes is a scary diagnosis. It certainly isn’t what I would hope for for my father. But it changed his life in a good way. He has lost so much weight. He eats well and he walks miles (thanks quite a bit to his wife!) daily. Sure, he allows himself some treats but he doesn’t over indulge and he doesn’t have them daily. Here is the most amazing thing – he doesn’t take any medication for his diabetes! He has it controlled completely with diet and exercise. THAT is a beautiful thing.
Now back to those people I love who are sick. I love my dad and he DOES have diabetes but I don’t necessarily count him among the “sick” because of how well he takes care of himself. But there are several people who I care about greatly who have diabetes (and a few who certainly could be well on there way) and are not fighting for their lives the way they should be.
These people are taking their meds as necessary and then filling their bodies full of CRAP. Your life depends on what you put into yourself. You can only expect to get out of your body what you put in. And if you are putting crap in that is what your body is going to give you back. CRAP! (Yes, I get that no matter what you put into your body, technically you get “crap” back! hahaha)
The processed junk that passes for food today is loaded with sodium, sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and Hydrogenated oils. These foods are so overly “flavored” to taste even “better” to our palates. Our bodies crave more and more junk the more of it we consume. Did you know that HFCS actually tricks your body into thinking it is still hungry even when it should be sending full signals??
Soda/Pop, frozen pizza, crackers, chips, little debbies, and on and on….all of these processed foods are contributing to the ill health and slow demise of millions upon millions of people including those I care about.
So now what? Now we fight back. We stop buying the crap. Throw it out! We start visiting the farm market and making our own food. We fight for our lives and the lives of our children.
Now is the time to take food back. To make it what it once was. Real. Simple. Pure.