Here are the notes I read from for this episode:
- I recently recorded conversations with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Eat to Live
- Rewatched The End of Dieting and a part captured me
- About stopping a habit, the stages one goes through
- Though he talks about food and diet, the same stages and challenges appear in living by your environmental habits.
- He starts by talking about how when you start — eating in his case or avoiding packaged food, not flying, etc if you act on the environment.
- He describes everything I went through, from feeling like I couldn’t, like I made my way harder or worse, like others could do this, not me
- All the way to how I came to love it, find the old ways disgusting
- What he talks about the joys, he’s speaking from experience that anyone can have, of more of what you love at less cost, more convenience, and so on.
- He says taste buds change. They do. You will find packaged food disgusting and fresh fruit unbelievable.
- That change will happen in other areas. You’ll see buying packaged food unpleasant, same with unnecessary clothes
- You’ll replace those things with spending time with people you care about, building projects, connecting with people.
After the conversation. . .
- I don’t know how it sounded when he said you would stop loving the ribs or cheesecake a la mode, or when he mentioned how people say I want to live fully, but that the SAD made your life worse
- When you identify your deep motivations and act on them, you’ll go through that experience too and you’ll love that you did.
- I recommend trying. Nothing is motivating me to influence you except that I think you’ll enjoy life more after the change
- I believe you’ll wish you had earlier.
- Why not start now? Sit with someone to help you follow the steps in my first TEDx talk and start improving your life.