I started a health kick back in January with a 10 day juice fast. I drank vegetable and fruit juice exclusively for breakfast and lunch and then a meat free salad for supper. I bought a juicer using a gift card I had received for Christmas and was on my way to better health. In that 10 days, I lost 15 pounds and felt great at the end of it. The first 4 days were T-O-U-G-H because my body was detoxing...then the "better" set in. I will do it again, probably soon.
Since that time, I've been eating a lot of micro nutrient food. Micro nutrient foods are foods in their whole form, often raw. We already eat a whole lot less processed food then most people do. Processed foods aren't just the ones with weird ingredients with a lot of chemicals and unpronounceable ingredients. They also include ones made with flour and sugar- so breads, pastas, things like this. It would also include all natural ice cream, crackers and anything where the food has been put through a process to refine it in any way. This usually creates "dead" food, or food that won't breakdown because the living things in it are mostly gone. I've been feeling great with this new style of eating. I do eat some meat, but have increased my veg & fruit levels to about 6-8 servings a day. Because I'm eating the nutrients my body needs, my cravings have been greatly reduced.
I've become pretty passionate about the micro nutrient foods since I watched "Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead" (available to watch free on hulu.com). It opened my eyes about fresh food in general, but really taught me a lot about the true benefits of eating this lifestyle. Since I love veggies and fruits, this is no stretch for me to eat this way. It feels good, natural and common sense. I can't wait until the garden is in full swing and I can lower the produce bill again because with all the fresh foods I'm eating it's up a bit.
Wishing you body health,