Let's just put it out there. I'm not in my 20s anymore. And I don't try to act like I'm in my 20s anymore either.
There are, of course, a LOT of ways to interprate that, but I am going to talk about health! Probably not surprising, right?
When I was in my 20s I did all kinds of ridiculous things. Most of those I'm not going to embarrass myself by sharing them with you! Haha!
But I will share with you the ridiculous things I did in the name of health!
Hmm... where to start...
Well, there was the fasting. Yup. I used to fast with the full moon. Once every 28 days I would go all day without eating. I did it to detoxify. And while, interestingly, I really never felt deprived or hungry on those days back then, I can tell you with certainty it would be AWFUL to try to do that today.
And, then there was the time I tried to do a 5 day (or was it 7 day?) fast on what was essentially spicy lemonade.
Yup, lemon juice, water, maple syrup, and cayenne. While that sounds like a fun and interesting drink to sip on occasion THAT concoction did NOT sustain me for whatever approximately week long "detox" I was trying to do. Nope. I called my friend crying on day three or so because I felt too weak to do anything, so she came and made me some millet to resuscitate me. Now that's a good friend. And, yes, we are still friends to this day!
I also quit eating mushrooms, garlic, and onions for a while, because they were bad for meditation.
And I was vegan for a while, which I'm STILL all about a plant based diet, but these days I also know it's important to
1) not alienate yourself from friends and family, which restrictive diets of any kind absolutely do, and
2) enjoy the foods you enjoy without guilt or restriction, such as cheese or meat or honey or whatever it is that you like.
So why do I share these absolutely ridiculous stunts I tried? Because you know what. I was in my early 20s, and the early 20s are kind of made for experimental endeavors. I learned a lot doing weird health things. Like I learned that lemonade is really not sustenance designed for more than a hot afternoon.
And I also share this because I feel like the world of health is still pushing programs and approaches that are really just for young people in their early 20s.
While the idea of eating simple foods is awesome, even being strict about "clean eating" is not always realistic in our modern world.
And while it's admirable to try to avoid the dismays of modern processed food, you really don't need to go "paleo" to get the benefits.
And, one of my favorite things to say:
Carbohydrates are GOOD for you!!!!!!!
So if you have been bouncing around these crazy approaches to health, or if you know someone who has, and if you find that you STILL struggle with a desire to lose weight, an ambition to eat less sugar, a disappointment in your lack of energy, or just generally feeling LOUSY, then my health coaching program is for you!!!!
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