The things that I've observed on this diet about our bodies is that the first few days water is essential as you have headaches from the withdrawal. The energy level is much higher as it's like putting pure gas into a car or gas with sugar in it. The car that tries to run on the gas with impurities in it doesn't work. My bloating and water retention went away immediately. So overall I think it's a good thing to do. However as Americans, we love our meat. I don't think we need to eliminate meat from our diets but I do think it's possible to adjust our intake of meat down to 2 or 3 times a week and our overall health as a nation would improve.
I for one don't like to think of the animals I'm eating and what it takes for this piece of meat to get to my plate. It is horrible. I watched a show the other night showing famous celebrities who have had heart surgery and their human heart valve was replaced with a cows heart valve. One of them said they just couldn't eat beef anymore. I understand. Think of what choices we can make in our food intake now that would be the right thing to do for each of us. Every person is different.
From what I can tell heart attacks can not be detected. Many people have had stress tests within the previous 4 weeks and ended up having emergency heart surgery. President Clinton, Barbara Walters and David Letterman are some of the famous people but there are plenty of non-famous people who are like you and me who have had the same experience. There simply is no way to detect when our hearts will just stop. A family member of mine is in the hospital as I write this due to heart problems. Upon release he is to go straight to, do-not-pass-go, straight to see a heart specialist. I'm sure he's going to get "the talk." Change your diet, exercise more. No more red meat, lower your cholesterol by eating food with less fat.
Joyce Meyers gives a great sermon about how her best friend who told her about this bread diet that worked so wonderfully for her. She kept telling everyone, "You have to do this, you should do this. I prayed for God to show me how to lose weight and he showed me." She did it so much that Joyce finally had to pull her aside and tell her what she felt God wanted her friend to hear. "Just because God has shared with you this wonderful way for you to lose weight, it may not be God's intention that this is the same way that God wants others to lose weight. Because it's good for you, doesn't mean it's good for everyone."
We get like this sometimes. We get so excited that something works for ourselves, we demand that others we know should do the same thing that worked for US. The right thing may be to give the information and understand that the choice is ultimately theirs. I've enjoyed the experience this week and I want to chose the right thing to do for me. I'm not quite sure what right is but I do know what I'm missing the most.... a salami and cheese sandwich and a side of nachos and cheese.
“A strong and secure man digests his experiences (deeds and misdeeds alike) just as he digests his meat, even when he has some bits to swallow.” Friedrich Nietzsche