The eating-well-and-taking-care-of-my-body wagon that is.
At the beginning of the year i wrote about how I was already a couple of months into shedding some pounds and getting healthier. But like most people with New Year’s resolutions and high hopes, it didn’t last all year nor did it last very long.
For the past month I’ve been eating like crap. Too much to do and not enough time to do it has spun me into the 99cent heart attack diet and my body is letting me know about it. I just feel like… yuck.
This morning I talked with my adopted big sis, Lillet, and she said that is most certainly what is causing my “yuck” feeling. She said I’m not eating any foods with any lifeforce in them.
Lillet is a little more new agey than me (actually I don’t consider myself new agey at all) but I think she might have a point here.
On the WordPress home page I saw a blogger’s post that pointed to this article. It’s an interview with Michael Pollan by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Really interesting interview on the food industry and the business of food. Here’s one of my favorite exchanges from the interview.
Goodman: I was a whole grain baker in Maine, and I would consider the coup to be to get our whole grain organic breads in the schools of Maine for the kids, but we just couldn’t compete with Wonder Bread which could stay on the shelf — I don’t know if it was a year.
Pollan: That’s amazing.
Goodman: Ours, after a few days, of course, would get moldy, because it was alive.
Pollan: Right. And, in fact, one of my tips is, don’t eat any food that’s incapable of rotting. If the food can’t rot eventually, there’s something wrong.
Although, I’ve been exposed to a number of vegetarians and the veggie lifestyle over the past several years because of my UU church it never really resonated with me. But a little while back I met a girl who is a raw foods vegetarian. Our conversation really got me to thinking and stuck in my head. And now talking with Lillet just this morning and then stumbling on this interview with Michael Pollan this afternoon….
Hmmm…. maybe The Universe is trying to tell me something.