Today I made a bold move.
A really bold, in-your-face move.
I threw out all of my chocolate.
I have been saving bars of chocolate since the cleanse started. Those chocolate squares sat lonely in my cupboard for the last month all wrapped in foil just waiting for me to finish this little experiment and unwrap them.
I decided it was time.
It’s a new day over here.
Today is the first day of my life, post cleanse, that I am in control of my diet.
So, I threw it all out.
Ironically, it is also the day that a man named Don Gorske ate his 25,000th Big Mac.
25,000 Big Macs?
It made me stop and think: how many Big Macs have I eaten in my lifetime?
10? 100? 1,000?
I have no idea.
(I mean, all those elementary school t-ball games through high school basketball pre-game grazing parties add up, you know?)
I do know that I haven’t eaten a Big Mac in years.
However, when I start thinking about how much SUGAR I have ingested over the years, I get a little queasy. Between all the soda, brownies, cookies and sweets I could probably sink a battleship, if not just my diet.
Good news. A new movie is out to show diet is the answer.
It’s from the research of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the author of The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health.
The movie? Forks Over Knives.
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
I’m still waiting for the movie to hit a theater near me.
In the meantime, sugar is out, and the chocolate is gone.
Believe me, I still have a sweet tooth, I am just learning to control it (and rummaging through the garbage doesn’t count!).
Plus, I know SOMEDAY my body will thank me.
All this makes me wonder: what could you throw out?
Here’s a preview of Forks over Knives if you would like to learn more: