Jen & I recently had a conversation regarding how drastically our eating habits have changed and will continue to change over time. When reflecting back on what we used to eat every day compared to now it is almost comical. I was afraid of green vegetables and would run the other way. If I did eat them I was on guard for the gag reflex and washed them down with liquids. Therefore, we rarely had any fresh produce in the house. Our old routine of standard meals included: pizza (lots of it…both frozen and carry out), mac & cheese (Kraft), Hamburger Helper with ground beef, Hot Pockets, microwave meals, sugar cereals (Peanut Butter Captain Crunch & Cinnamon Toast Crunch were my favorite) and lots of soda (Diet Coke for Jen, Dr. Pepper for me). Those are just a few of the low vibration foods we ate back then which doesn’t include eating out at restaurants or takeout foods.
In 2002 I was employed at a senior care facility where they periodically had Health Awareness Day for employees and patients which provided free blood pressure readings. I joined the line to get mine checked and heard others chattering about their anticipated results. My turn finally arrived and as the nurse checked my blood pressure his facial expression changed as if he had just saw a ghost. He nudged me to lean in so that he could whisper the results into my ear and share his concern of my extremely high blood pressure. I was 25 years old at that time.
My regular consumption of highly processed foods filled with sodium and other preservatives were having a serious impact on my health. That was about the time I started having arthritic and gout flare-ups in my feet. At that time I knew I had to make some changes but I didn’t know what else to eat so I kept on eating the same way for a while. Shortly thereafter, Jen started working diligently on eliminating processed foods, soda, takeout, sugar, dairy and gluten out of her diet for her own health reasons. She researched and tested new ingredients, products and food preparation methods. As I saw and tasted how delicious her food was and how much better she was feeling I started to become curious. Slowly I transitioned one step at a time. Heck, even today I’m still making changes just as life is ever evolving. It has been an insightful introspection looking back at my journey and seeing how far I have come since those old days.
I really enjoy studying metaphysics so I have been reflecting back on my eating patterns in conjunction with metaphysical concepts. For me, it has become very evident that one eats the equivalent frequency that matches their individual self. Everything, I mean everything is a vibrational frequency. If our bodies have been fed primarily processed foods over the years it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to jump to a 100% raw, vegan, and sugar-free diet without completely shocking our bodies. I visualize a melody being played on the far lower left side of the piano that has had a consistent rhythm for a long time. Then, suddenly there is a high pitch note played on the higher octaves. Hear the clash? That is why diets fail…it is intolerable. Slowly transition one step, one note at a time, and soon the high pitch notes will sound beautiful.
My latest goal is to gradually cut cheese out my diet and I have to say it is going really well. I didn’t realize the mass amounts of cheese I was consuming on a daily basis and the effect it was having on my health and vibration. Stay tuned to hear about how I did so and what I’m eating today instead of cheesy filled omelets, cheesy filled quesadillas and smothered cheese nachos.