“It’s only a little bit.”, “It’s my birthday.”, “It’s a family gathering.”, “I am traveling.”. This list of excuses are endless.
I am whole food, plant based, sugar, oil and salt free 100% every day. My goal is to avoid all forms of cancer, dementia and other undesirable health related outcomes. Just because symptoms of diseases are not felt, does not mean they are not in our bodies. Smoking just one cigarette once in a while will probably not get me to be a habitual smoker. Drinking alcohol once in a while may not turn me into an alcoholic. At my optimal weight, eating non compliant food like chocolate Conquer Cravings: Chocolate, sweets The Cravings Beasty – Sweets, salt Conquer Cravings: Salty Things, cheese Conquer Cravings: Cheese , ice cream Conquer Cravings: Ice Cream once in a while will not make me overweight.
Adopting this lifestyle does not guarantee that I will not get cancer, dementia, etc. I choose not to play Russian Roulette with my body. I have committed myself to educating people about how to achieve optimal health. I feel that I am so fortunate to have stumbled upon this lifestyle.
My body had many years of exposure to the standard American diet. I may never reverse all of the damage from what I thought was a healthy diet of previous years. An unwanted medical diagnosis would never be guilt free for me if I chose to cheat once in a while. Cheat meals cheat you. Having occasional cheat meals will never feel as good as healthy does. “The body will not forget what the brain wants to neglect.”
How do you avoid falling into the “It’s just this once” trap? Read some of my tips Fell Off The Wagon? Ouch….
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