Almost 6 weeks ago, a friend and I decided that everything hurt to bad, to not do something about it. I hit bottom in the terms of pain. I decided to do something about it. I started to eat healthy, and eliminate all processed foods, fast food, msg, artifical sweeteners. I added hemp seed and flax seed to my diet. I began to eat things like, greek yogurt, soy milk, tofu, eggs, vegetables, and fruits. I eat a full bag of spinach everyday, either for breakfast or dinner. I crave it. I don't eat much in the way of starches at all. I fix brown rice occasionally and have a wheat tortilla shell and wheat pasta, but not often. I have lost in 6 weeks 29 lbs. I have never been hungry and have been full. I am eating so much protein and fiber, it's keeping me full. Oh yes, I have also added fruits (I used to hate them). I cannot believe the change in how I feel and I am so happy to be feeling like this. I am not fatigued, or aching from fibromyalga, no chronic fatigue at all. I have more energy than I think I have ever had. Oh yes I used to drink a two liter of regular soda a day. I haven't had a soda in over a month. I think that has made a big difference. No high fructose corn syrup. I have lost weight before and gone right back to my old ways. This time it's different. it's a plus to lose the weight for sure, but it's not my focus. Being strong and not tired and feeling bad is. I find out what foods I need to combat what problems that I have and eat those things that will make me feel better. Food is Medicine. I think I've had an invasion of the Body Snatchers. About this time of the day, I'de be waiting till 11 am so I could go get my lunch, a big mac meal, fries, and a regular soda. Today, I am having beans wrapped in a wheat tortilla with spinach and salsa, and an apple for desert. Yum.