Stuck · 12 December 2012

I am stuck. It has only been a few months, but I feel like I have come to the end of writing about my health. Or maybe I am mostly done writing about eating almost vegan.

While the jury is still out on whether I eat a little fish and other meat every now and again, I am pretty sure eating almost vegan is the way to go.

I do know I need to stay away from sugar and processed foods, but I have been trying to do that for years. But somehow, as I eat closer to a whole food, plant-based diet, I can keep away from those foods without needing to exert as much will power as I did before. Oh, I can still binge on cookies and chips as I did the other day, but most of the time I do not feel inclined to do so. At least not as much as I used to.

The jury is also still out on how much I believe the findings from The China Study. I still need to read more of the critics of the numbers and methodologies of the book to get a balanced perspective, but the detractors will not change my mind any more than the book itself did. I was convinced before I read the book that mostly vegan was the way to go.

The statistics and numbers that I really need to know have to do with my own health. I will find out the critical numbers like cholesterol and liver enzymes at my next physical, but I feel like I am healthier and I know I have lost excess weight. Besides, I feel great. And when it come down to it, that is worth more than the numbers anyway.

I am not finished writing. Nor am I ready to stop blogging about my health. I am just ready to work on a different aspect of my health. Maybe this change is due to my body wanting to do more. Or maybe there is something else going on. But regardless of why I have felt it recently, as long as I continue to write, I am never really completely stuck.

© 2012 Michael T. Miyoshi

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