Salad Overdose

Salad Overdose
Salad Overdose

“Eat your fruits and vegetables.”

-Dad

“But Dad! I want ice cream.”

-Me when I was 10 

Like the kids of so many health-conscious parents, I lived in a home where fruits and vegetables were always plentiful. In fact, I ate so many salads as a child that I made a promise to myself:

“When I grow up, I’ll get to decide everything I eat — and salads won’t be on the list!” 

Eventually, of course, I did grow up and move out on my own. And true to my word, I honored my vow to the sundae-craving little boy I had been.

I filled up on junk food to my heart’s content — and paid the price for my impunity. What I didn’t understand as a child was that eating unhealthy foods has unhealthy consequences.

The punishment, in my case, came in the form of frequent, severe headaches. They were much worse and longer-lasting than the brain-freeze, ice cream-induced headaches of my childhood!

Still, it took me many years to accept that what I choose to eat or drink has immediate effects on my physical condition, energy level, and long-term health.

It was a long time coming, but I’ve finally broken the promise my younger self made to his grown-up counterpart. I’m now committed to following my Dad’s advice and eating salads galore — and I feel better than I ever have!

This blog is about returning to my roots and encouraging everyone to experience the extraordinary wisdom of a plant-based lifestyle!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Related Posts

arsenic in rice

Arsenic in Rice Linked to Chicken Litter

In 2016 epidemiologist Tamar Lasky, Ph.D., published Arsenic in chicken: a tale of data and policy in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. It’s a fascinating

Vegan Reset By Kim-Julie Hanson

Vegan Reset By Kim-Julie Hanson

Vegan Reset By Kim-Julie Hanson Your Internet connection fails.  You turn off your router, wait 10 seconds and restart it. It’s called a reset —

Thrive By Brendan Brazier

Thrive By Brendan Brazier

Thrive By Brendan Brazier At the age of just 15, Brendan Brazier made the life-changing decision to become a professional athlete. And not just any