Do you challenge conventional wisdom?
July 31, 2018

“You won’t live any longer,” people often tell me when they hear about the way I eat. “It’ll just feel that way.”

I smile. I shrug. Then we talk about whatever they want to talk about. I’m not saying they should live this way, after all. I’m saying they could.

It’s like what I heard about meditation, enlightment, transcendence: “This cannot be taught.” How can you know, after all, what it would feel like without artificial sweeteners and whatever else running through your system -- unless you’ve had them out of your system for a while?

When I gave up junk food it was only going to be for a year. That’s what powered me through two months of it, which was long enough to realize how I felt living that way. Amazing.

It doesn’t matter whether giving up junk food has extended my life. Giving it up has transformed my life. Don’t let anyone tell you it has to be one or the other.