Part Two Of Karen's Story About Ending Overeating

by Karen
(United States)

I'm very happy and to be honest, completely surprised that my first effort at writing a letter to the editor at had such a positive effect. So I'm feeling like I really need to write something in this next letter that will not diminish those positive feelings.

I'll start with a brief review. Maybe you remember that I was having a problem with avoiding high fat, high salt and high sugar foods, especially in our group settings. I followed the advice from this website and read Dr.David Kessler's book, "The End Of Overeating." To say it was an eye opener would be a major understatement.

So I took that advice from his book to heart. I noticed more clearly the signs and "cues" as they were described in his book. I began to realize why I was pulled away from what I knew I needed to eat and toward what may have been slowly killing me.

As I mentioned in that first page, some more people in our group listened to what I learned. We still all go out together, but the majority now have moved over to our way of thinking. For myself, I'm moving closer and closer to that Mediterranean diet. Maybe not 100%, but well over half way.

I feel so much better. I have more energy and am reading as much about food choices as I can now. The recent blog at about becoming an expert on diseases that directly affect us was so true. I am taking the path of becoming more knowledgeable so I am not a victim of something I have the ability to avoid.

Which leads me to the book I told you I would read next. That book was called "Fix It." Dr. Chauncey Crandall is the author. I agree with the review that described it as an easy read. And I learned so much. Once again I never knew how much I didn't know. I hope that makes sense.

Dr. Crandall revealed how important thinking through the food choice process is to our health. I feel like such a student of better nutrition now. When I read the recent pages from this website about additives and sweeteners, it just reinforced my belief in our responsibility. "Fix It" also gave me an understanding of how diseases can grow and very clear action steps to reverse the conditions.

We know what dangers exist in processed food. We know about what happens when we consume too much sugar. I guess I should use that phrase, "the three white poisons."

In conclusion I would ask this of you. Become better educated about what is in the food you eat. Become more aware of what causes the diseases facing our nation everyday. So many can be reduced or eliminated by picking natural foods instead of altered junk.

And then spread the word. Tell people where you were and how far you've come from that point. I've been told before that we never know if our voice might be the only one to reach a certain person. I don't know if I believed it before. I do now.

You might be the one voice someone is waiting to hear.

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Just below is a quote from "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson.  The chapter title is "Open Your Heart To Compassion." 

"Every day we are given hundreds of opportunities to practice compassion in action.  We can learn to be less reactive and live with more patience.

We can smile when others are serious.  We can drive our cars more carefully, pick up litter on the streets, recycle, and reduce our consumption.

We can resolve conflicts rather than create them, and we can become less judgemental and more inclusive.  When someone is aggressive, we can teach them to be more peaceful.  Instead of waiting for an example, we can be the example.

The more compassion that enters your heart, the happier and more peaceful you will become.  By knowing that you are doing your part to create a better world-whatever form that takes-you will fill any void that exists in your life, and you will begin to find the peace you are looking for."

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