If anyone ever tells you they get it right the first time…they are lying. No one gets every attempt they make at something right the first time. Let me repeat this…No one gets every attempt they make at something right the first time. We are human and while we often make hard choices and choices that we know are better for us, we don’t always hit the mark. This of course means we don’t give up. We push forward and strive to try again and get it right.
The Nutritarian lifestyle is not a diet, it is a way of life. It is not about just changing the way we eat, it is choosing to change the way we look at food and understanding why our society eats they way they do. When I did my bariatric surgery back in 2012, I had to make some serious life changing choices in that prior year before the doctors would even consider this an option. One of those things was to quit smoking. If you are not a smoker you may not be able to understand this, but for a smoker the desire to have that cigarette between your two fingers or at your lips is very strong. Much of this I feel (as a former smoker) is in my mind, but that need and desire to have a cigarette when you are doing certain things like driving in the car is there.
I quit smoking and discovered that I was a stress smoker, but conquered that. I rode the roller coaster of eating the right foods after bariatric surgery and maintained my weight, but have not lost more and certainly not attained my ultimate goal. I climbed on board with my spouse to move toward the Nutritarian way of life. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis, so this was a means of reducing inflamation for her and for me to move away from meat.
This by no means has been difficult and yes people, I’ve had setbacks, but I will conquer this also. The good out of this even though I’ve had a couple of setbacks is sod has been completely eliminated. While I didn’t drink a lot, I was drinking it, so I’m thankful that I no longer do that. And I was able to successfully kick caffeine. Back to the one vice…I still drink coffee, but it is decaf (smiles).