Those of you that know me know that i am a big HEATH NUT!! I love eating healthy and working out. i feel so much better about myself and i have so much more energy. I used to try hard to eat the way i thought was healthy but was never sure that it was the right way to eat. people think Im crazy to never crave junk food. i LOVE fruit and Veggies so much!! i cant wait to have a garden. Anyways, my brother, Spencer, got me this book called "Eat to live" and i have been doing the diet ever since! i basically eat beans, nuts, vegetables, fruit and lots of water. I stay away from anything with preservatives, gluten, dairy (Im lactose intolerant anyways), bread=the devil, and any unnatural sugars. i eat things in their most natural untouched state! i feel AMAZING!! it is the best way to live and everyone should be living this way. our society is messed up these days! we have come up with so many "filler foods"!! these are foods that were made to fill us up and are very low in nutrients. i have always been super into counting calories and watching what goes in my body. but when i stick to this diet i can eat as much of this as i want. i never feel bloated, swollen, or have "i feel fat days" since i started the diet. I did have two mess up days and i was sick to my stomach and it took awhile for my body to get back on track. in the book is says that everything you eat becomes part of you. it said that they could dissect your leg and tell what you ate!!!!! YUCKKK!! I DONT want to be made of chips, greasy foods and junk.i know that man people can eat this way and feel great. that is totally fine with me. i dont judge and sometimes i wish that i could be that way, but i just dont feel great when i do. i have chosen this lifestyle and i hope it helps me live a healthy and long life! my brother Spencer has converted me and has some awesome recipes and things to make. Whenever i have a sweet tooth, i crave fruit now! gotta love natural sugar. some of you might get annoyed by my post but i needed to post this. im usually pretty secretive about it. whenever we go places and they offer food i never say i am lactose intolerant or tell them i dont eat certain foods. I dont want them to think i am wierd for eating the way i do. i also dont want to sound snobbish or rude. i just keep my diet to myself and if someone offers me a meal that i wouldnt normally eat then i just have a little bit. i feel like its time i embrace my differences. i LOVE eating only healthy foods. i do like an occational treat, but i feel better when i stick to the Eat to live. i hope to always live by this book. Moderation in all things for sure!! i dont want to go crazy on it but i will do my best to live it and love it! i just love this diet and book! READ IT!!