27 January 2013
In college I spent a good amount of time defining what I didn't believe. I was filled with angst about the Church and society and music. I walked across campus one spring day with a friend who was (and is) much more introverted and quietly thoughtful than I. She said, "Sarah, we need to figure out what we believe."
The past four weeks I have been following the paleo diet for a little competition at my gym. Essentially you can eat meat and fruits and veggies and nuts. No carbs, no sugar, no beans. While I have felt generally better without the sugar it seems to be too much meat and eggs for my high cholesterol self. I find myself craving green smoothies with piles of kale. Last night a friend who has high cholesterol and a daughter with diabetes recommended I read this article.
This struck me.
"WHAT you eat is as important as what you exclude — your diet needs to be high in healthful carbs like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, soy products in natural, unrefined forms and some fish, like salmon. There are hundreds of thousands of health-enhancing substances in these foods. And what’s good for you is good for the planet."
We know what we need. We need good food. We need a good run or a walk around the block. We need a good friend. So it's not so much about not believing in chocolate chip cookies or the tv or facebook, but rather leaning into and getting more of what we believe.