Change Your Water... Change Your Life - Part 1

by BlogKing - Date: 2007-01-29 - Word Count: 679 Share This!

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to lose weight by going on a diet? Do you plan to keep that diet only until you've lost the requisite weight and then go back to your old eating habits?
Why? What's the point?

For many of us, the word "diet" brings a hungry feeling before we even start. It evokes deprivation and unhappiness that you cannot eat what you really like. But at the finish line, you can reward yourself by going back to the old - only to begin again in a few months. My dad told me he is going on a low-carb diet because he needs to lose weight. I told him that I don't need to diet because I eat that way normally.

Why not just change your lifestyle so that you don't have to diet anymore? Easier said than done, right? Not really.
Here's my personal experience.

I started drinking Kangen Water in August 2006. For the first week, I couldn't get enough. As an avid beer drinker, I was amazed that I had no desire to drink beer, because it didn't make me feel as good as the water did. (In fact, my body actually hurt from drinking alcohol). I actually felt my body rehydrating with every glass of water. My body was thirsty - boy was it thirsty! The more I drank the more I wanted, and the better I felt.

Here's the crazy thing that doesn't seem so crazy to me anymore.
I began to pay attention to what my body was telling me and asking for. When making food choices, I began to think about how my body would feel if I ate this or that. The water was making me feel so good that I wanted to eat things that made it feel just as good.

For example, I ignored my little voice the first time, and ate a burger with Swiss cheese and mushrooms - my favorite. Afterwards though, my body wasn't terribly happy with me. Why not? Every other time I felt great. But did I really, or was I simply not listening? Or deliberately ignoring so that I could still eat my favorite food?
I found that the water was making my body feel so good, that I was happy. And I wanted to eat food that would keep making me happy and feel good about myself.

Slowly, I began eating raw vegetables. And more raw vegetables. I used to call this happy food. A large salad with different colored vegetables (more colors means more antioxidants - plus all the colors look like a fiesta on your plate), some garbanzo beans for protein, and maybe a few croutons for extra crunch. I stopped using dressings, as well.

Now I use salt and pepper, and olive oil. I find that these simple spices just bring out the natural deliciousness (is that a word?) of all these vegetables. I do not need to cover up the taste of my happy food. I also call it my rabbit salad.

Rabbit Salad (aka Happy Food)
1 cucumber, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1/2 yellow pepper diced (if you have it)
1/2 orange or red pepper, diced (if you have it)
1 bunch radishes, cut up any way you like
1 handful of fresh green beans, cut into bite size pieces
1 or two carrots, cut into bite size pieces
2 or 3 stalks of celery, cut into bite size pieces
1 can Garbanzo beans (chick peas). [I prefer Goya, myself]
Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
Mix well

Whenever possible, I buy organic fruits and vegetables. They cost a bit more, but the pennies I would save on non-organic produce may be saved towards possible future medical bills because non-organic foods lack the proper nutrients. Something I'd rather take care of myself, thank you.

Basically, any combination of raw vegetables will do. These are just what I happen to buy most often.

It's now January, and I'm about 20 pounds lighter, suffer less from depression, feel better about myself, and have and maintain a much more positive outlook.

And it all started by simply drinking the right kind of water.
Kangen Water.

By Marketa Garces

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