Tip of the Day: Have a safe and happy fourth of July weekend!
Books change lives.
We've heard it before, right? But how many REALLY have the power to do that?
I recently read a book that has changed mine.
Yep. FAT CAT by Robin Brande.
In the book, the main character, Cat, decides to take on a really difficult science experiment. She decides she'll try to live, and eat, like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors.
Through the research the experiment requires, and in her meetings with a nutritionist, she learns about the things she's been putting in her body so easily, without thinking. Like diet soda and junk food.
I have tried on and off for a year to kick diet soda. Now, I wasn't a huge addict, but I was drinking one to two cans a day and I didn't like that feeling of - I NEED my diet soda. When I tried to quit before, I gave myself the permission to drink it "sometimes." Like with popcorn at the movies. Or when we went out to eat. The problem was then I'd just want it even more. So one time would turn into another time, and before I knew it, I was back to drinking it every day again.
There was something powerful about reading about Cat just going cold turkey and giving it up. And not just giving it up, but being committed to going without it for a long period of time. I liked Cat, and I thought, okay, if this girl can do it, so can I.
It's been about two months now and I HAVE NOT HAD EVEN ONE GLASS OF DIET SODA!! And I finally, FINALLY don't crave it anymore. When we go out to eat, I get lemonade or iced tea, and it's just fine.
The book also has me trying to eat healthier. In writing this book, Robin did a nice job of relaying the benefits of eating a healthy diet and avoiding artificial sweeteners without being too preachy. It really spoke to me.
My husband says my skin looks better. I feel better. And, I am sleeping SO MUCH better!
I'm hoping, over time, in trying to be more conscious of what I'm putting in my mouth, I'll see the extra ten pounds I've gained the past year slip off. We'll see.
Anyway - I'm glad I read the book. It wasn't just a good read, it was a life changing read! How often can we say that about a book, huh?
~Lisa, Miss Crafting a Career