I'm a 55 year old man with a history of heart disease. About 6 weeks ago I had hit the wall with regards to losing the weight I gained after my heart attacks.
I began to research once again for a way to win this battle. What began to make sense to me was that I had lost touch with my body and all understanding of what real hunger felt like, so how was I to reconnect, was my next question.
My decision was to fast and give my body a chance to clean things up inside me. Today I am on day 17 of a 21 day water only fast. My success is assured and as it comes to a close I believe I am entering into a state of natural hunger for the first time since I was 19 years old.
With that I have decided that I will begin a whole foods lifestyle. No more meat, of any kind. I've spent the last few days buying vegan and vegetarian cookbooks as well as a book on food combining. I've been to our local health food store that has continued doing business for 3 years now, even though the population of our town is just over 17,000 people. I guess a lot more people than I thought are beginning to eat healthy foods. I'm very excited about this.
Until now I just thought I was getting old. It turns out that the food I was eating was making me old and killing me slowly. Now with my body all cleaned out, I'd be a fool to go back to eating the way I use too.
I really appreciate this community and hope to learn a lot from you veterans. If you'd like to see my daily progress on my 21 day fast you can go to http://www.musicpuppet.com and watch my YouTube Video that I post each day.