|My Bell Pepper all vegi "pizza" versus my kids homemade pizza, |
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When you are young, you may get away with the neglecting but as you get older your body won't lie. I already had health issues and I was just on a very long antibiotic regimen. So coupled with the neglect, the disease, and the antibiotics, I was feeling awful. I have pain in my stomach & pelvic, pain in my legs, tingling in fingers and toes, dry eyes and mouth 24 hours a day. I started to cut back meat to once a week as a respected Scholar advised in. I was motivated by the movie, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead to begin drinking Kale smoothies. Although, it felt good to eat this way, I am still in alot of pain. So, I decided to do this challenge of only feeding my body whole natural foods that are plant based only. Starting with 30 days of fruits & vegetables, because of the antibiotics my cheat is yoghurt, I need the yoghurt for the acidophilus and the stomach coating.
People have been asking why I am doing this and although I have explained many times, this is one explanation I gave on facebook:
I am trying to get rid of some of the pain that I am feeling in my stomach for being on antibiotics for a long time. I am trying to get rid of yeast and I am trying to stifle some of my lower desires when it comes to food. It's not purely for Allah, that is why I don't call it a fast. However, some of the benefits of fasting like disciplining my body is also apparent. And unlike Ramadan, I am drinking alot of water, smoothies, & lemon stuff and staying away from sugars (that don't come from fruit) & starches. Just trying to get healthy and increase vitamin intake and decrease junk intake.
Another group is doing a great Challenge for the month on October, I think it is a great way to get on the road of healthy eating. You can sign up for it here.