Are you afraid of change? If you found out you had stage 1 cancer would you do something about it? Most people don't want to go through chemotherapy and take tons of drugs. If you catch cancer soon enough then one can cure it through food. It's been done over and over again. When something dramatic happens to human beings they do something. They make a change.
When an overweight individual finds out that they are pre-diabetic or already diabetic they are more likely to change their habits. So many of us think it's near impossible to make a change but when reality hits us, all of a sudden change becomes easy.
If someone told you that you were going to die in 1 year if you did not change your poor lifestyle habits starting today then what would you do? Would you educate yourself? Would you begin to play more? Would you laugh more? Would you eat less junk food? Maybe some of us should think this way. Most of us need a change but most of us won't change unless we have a desperate reason to.
I used to be afraid of change. I still am somewhat but am getting better and better every single day. There are no tricks. You just have to take action. To kick a habit you have to replace it with another habit. If you have a poor habit of drinking pop everyday then start to drink more water. Add a few splashes of lemon or lime juice if you want for some zesty flavor.
What is one change that could save billions of lives?
Ditching wheat. I would love to go even further and encourage you to ditch all grains but I think an easier and more appealing approach is to ditch wheat. I am not going to write a 1500 word essay on why you should ditch wheat. I am not a nutritionist, or anything close to it. I am a normal guy whose mission is to save millions of lives. Taking this one step, making this one change of ditching wheat, may save your life.
It's not difficult. You have a habit of eating wheat on a daily basis. You must replace those calories with something else. I recommend you eat more meat and vegetables. If you are skeptical of this recommendation then why not try it out? Why not go 30 to 60 days without eating a single gram of wheat. Replace those calories with meat and veggies. Record how you look, feel and perform and be honest with yourself.
You may not want to give up bread, cereal, pasta and pizza but would you rather be a happy, healthy, vibrant human being or eat wheat? If you currently eat wheat then you may think this choice sucks but I am here to tell you that the world opens up to you when you go wheat (or completely grain) free. You discover more vegetables. Your relationship with food improves. It becomes an enjoyment. A time to be grateful for everything that you have. You begin to go to the farmers market to buy local produce and meat and even grow a plant or two of your own.
Ditching wheat is a major change. It's a simple change to your dietary habits that will significantly change you. You will feel better. If your bloated today then that sick feeling will more than likely go away within 30 days. If you are constipated then that will go away. Your energy levels will soar. If you have an autoimmune condition then that will improve. You will lose fat.
You will feel alive again.
I don't eat any grains. Please understand that this is a general statement. I won't be avoiding grains 100% of the time for the rest of my life. When eating out at an Italian restaurant I sometimes eat a piece or 2 of white bread dipped in olive oil. If I eat more than a bite or 2 then I regret it. I ate cake at a wedding I went to back in May. I'll eat white rice here and there, when it's free. Think Chipotle and Moe's burrito bowls. I love sushi too and don't mind the rice in sushi rolls.
However, at least 95%, probably closer to 99% of my caloric intake is grain free. I went primal, as I like to call it, on April 5, 2010. It was by far the best decision I have made in my entire life. Food is the main focus because it's, well, food. But it's more about going back to the beginning while still living in the modern world. Play more, sleep more, rest more, workout less, move more, eat more meat and vegetables, eat less junk.
If you want to take one step today towards a happier, healthier, more vibrant you, then do one thing: ditch wheat. Do what you feel is best for you, but take a close look at your life. Ask yourself how you feel at this very moment. More than likely, ditching wheat will be a simple, yet major step towards a new you. Are you ready?
If you are confused and want to learn more about the problems of wheat then consider reading Wheat Belly. It's the newest book on on this subject and is beyond enlightening.
Do you still eat wheat? Why or why not? If you have ditched it then please leave a comment with your story. Let readers know what ditching wheat has done to you. You could quite possibly save someones life!