Before two months ago, I never appreciated eating a green salad. I must have meat and lots of the stuff. A man eating meat was a real man in my opinion and one eating a lot of green salad or “grass” as I used to style it, was closer to a goat.
But you know sometimes some dramatic change happens in your life that can cause you to turn around in the middle of the road. I am a prostate cancer survivor, and you would think that that would be the dramatic change that caused me to start eating more green leafy vegetables. You would be wrong, as I continued to eat a lot of meat albeit organic. Grass fed was better and I made sure that my fish wasn’t farm raised either.
However a trip to the doctor recently confirmed a high blood pressure reading that was supposed to give me either a heart attack or a stroke. The doctor was so concerned and wanted to give me medications (which I refused). My doctor had given me a list of things to avoid while I naturally treat the problem, one of which was animal fats.
That was over two months ago.
That was when I summarily stop eating meats like beef, pork and chicken. I still eat fish and especially enjoy those I catch myself from their natural environments being a lake or the sea. Two months ago I weighed 197lbs. Today I weighed 182lbs., a drop of 15lbs. so far. My blood pressure has improved tremendously and bordering on the threshold of 120/80. My wife commends me daily on the almost flat stomach I have, and I do not feel like I am carrying twins anymore. She has even said I almost look like the person she first met.
It was a drastic step indeed from eating so much meat every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner, to no meat at all. I have certainly cut out the meat middle-man and now get my proteins from peas and beans and other legumes, which form a side dish to my dinner.
I have no regrets as my renewed energy enables me to move faster; even my head seems to be clearer. I eat all varieties of vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, onions, mushrooms, chives, broccoli, celery tomatoes, and cucumbers. A significant part of this combination is tofu and avocado. I spice it up with garlic and other herb spices, and throw in a handful of Quaker Natural Granola. I would then drizzle a tablespoon or two of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and dinner is served. Just like that.
So “Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye!” Good health does not come naturally on this side of Armageddon! It is elusive and hidden. However you have the power to effect any change you want or have to enjoy a better standard of health. A big shout out to all those who have done so! And whether you like it or not I am welcoming myself to the vegetarian club.
Quite frankly I DO NOT MISS MEAT.
I proved that in a most conclusive way when I tried to eat a piece of my once favorite Jerk Pork. I twirled it around in my mouth for an unusually long time for me and finally had to force it down my throat.
I do not even have a problem with my meat-eating, barbequing, grill-jerking and campfire-roasting buddies. You see I am the pit master at most events if not all and I always have a couple salmon steak or tuna steak that I would flick out for myself. At the rate of which I have to fand them off like flies from tasting mine to the finish, I might even be able to convert most of them. I can see one though from Philly who might say not a chance of a snow ball in hell, or not even when he has false teeth.
So why am I sharing this?
It is with the hope I may strengthen another one to step up to the podium of good health.
Please read my survival story in Prostate Cancer And Me…Or You, The Two Stages (Man To Man) and other thoughts in Its On Now And The Face Of Faces available at this link Amazon Author Central.
Next time I will reveal my juicing technique I used to fight blood pressure and the one that work so beautifully for me, and many others including my sister. If you need that info now you can contact me on my contact page. Until then friends, walk good and pack light.