Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Change In Appetite


Never in my life did I ever think I could beat what I like to call my southern tongue. I call it that because I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. When it comes to food I was exposed to deep southern food for over 20 years: fried chicken, baked beans, rice, fried fish, corn bread, beignets, craw fish, gumbo etc. I have eaten a variety of soul, southern, and creole recipes.

When you are a raised around southern hospitality you are taught to eat in moderation. No matter if you are small or big, enjoy the body that you have. I had a friend in my hometown that used to brag about her muffin top.

So when I moved to New York, and later on using the services of Alkaline Guru and Eden on Earth, I found this dramatic change in my appetite. I knew I wanted to get a little healthier, but I had no idea that my entire appetite would change dramatically.

It all started with cutting sodas and flavored drinks. Then I switched to Fiji water full time. I stopped eating fried food religiously and only saved it for two times a week. I ate more fruits and vegetables. It took a complicated time for salad to come into my life but it did. I only picked up things that were highly organic. I changed my eating habits dramatically due to my desire in wanting a dramatic change.

Within weeks, I found myself not having an appetite for the food I used to love. I once looked at a plate of dirty rice and just the smell of it turned me off entirely. Particular fried foods like shrimp and fish made my stomach ill every time I ate one. Every time I tried to drink soda my body was speaking to me, wondering why was I drinking nothing but sugar.

Alkaline Guru taught me about what was going on in my body. Eden on Earth helped me compromise and still eat in a healthy direction.

I'm now in a position where I'm working on a balance. I still eat some of things but it's compromised with healthy solutions. The one thing to know about these companies is that they don't believe in dieting. It's not even about dieting. It's about compromise. It's alright to have that burger, but be sure to put lettuce and tomatoes in it.

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