My Body Has a Voice: It’s G-R-E-E-N

Simple broth, is all

This is what I had for lunch today. Homemade vegetarian broth with organic broccoli and organic lima beans. It was both beautiful and delicious.

For the past two months I’ve been on a super detox diet. It’s a way for me to beg forgiveness from a body that I’ve fed a lifetime of junkity junk.

I’ve been moving for years toward better eating. But this diet takes the cake. Literally. The diet is extreme in its goodness and purity. My brain feels better thinking about this kind of food. My eyes feel better looking at this kind of food. And my body is forgiving me.

I’ve had to cut every “run” from my life. Coffee, pizza, ice cream, junkity junk. For a vegetarian who ate lots of good food at home, I still managed to plug in a bunch of junk. I gunked up my body, and now I’m un-gunking.

I eat lots of greens—lots and lots of organic greens—that I’d never heard of before. And seeds and beans, and fruits and vegetables. It’s such a simple diet that to many people would seem completely foreign. It did to me at first. That’s because the food tastes natural. It doesn’t taste like salt or sugar or oil.

It seems it was only my head that was looking for cheese or chocolate or beer. My poor body had just learned to go along with the shenanigans. My body had become the Cinderella in my world—ignored, overworked, and ridiculed (please tell me you don’t say unkind things to your naked self). Until I started serving her broth with organic beans and greens out of a glass slipper. Now my body loves me. And I love her, too.

My body has a voice. She told me to go green. I did. And we’re both happier.

Is there a Cinderella in your world? She may not lead you down my path, but she just might tell you about a fine and simple next step that might do you both a bit of good.

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