I’m not a vegetarian, but I eat like one…

This is the answer I give to most who ask me the question…

On January 18th, I started eating to live instead of eating to lose weight and I can honestly say that it was the best decision I have made.

The details may shock some and most of my friends have given me their defensive rebuttals but I understand why.  Everything we know about food in this country has been “spoon fed” to us by a corrupt government and the mis-informed media.
Why do I love the way I eat?  Here’s why:

  • It’s inexpensive
  • I feel fulfilled most of the time
  • I forgive myself if I slip (aka eat meat or processed food)
  • I have a lot more energy
  • I bond with my kid (the vegetarian) through food
  • I look great!

The last bullet wasn’t meant to brag.  Realistically, I’ve lost a few pounds, but the combination of having more energy, more freedom, and more “glow”, gives me a certain level of confidence no scale ever could.

I’ll keep you posted in future posts; revealing more and more, but first let me make the following food reading recommendations:

Eat to Live (thank you Jackie!)
Food Politics
Vegetarian Perspectives: Is Something Really Missing?

Soulfood Junkies – Dangerously in Love

Soulfood Junkies Teaser from Byron Hurt on Vimeo.

I am eagerly anticipating the release of this indie film that finally addresses the issues surrounding food choices and how these choices impact the health of the Black community.  I just watched the trailer for Soulfood Junkies.  As most of you know, this is a topic very near and dear to my heart as I continue on my challenging quest to keep it healthy.

Food advocacy is critical in the battle to educate our people about how they are being manipulated by the diabolic relationship between food processors and the USDA.

Please visit the Facebook page for this movie and “like it” in show of your support.

To be continued…