I'm a very healthy person but I often make some mistakes-- I'm prone to snacks and the lure of processed foods-- something I've always been struggling against. At my physical last year my doctor remarked that I'm about 15 years younger than my actual age but then he told me about another patient of his that is 30 years younger-- so it's go time.
Beginning of the year I got sick with the Flu-- and I don't mean a flu I mean The Flu-- this one knocked me down, kicked me around, spat on me and then started over again. It took me 24 days to actually start to feel better and even now moving towards 30 days I'm still only 90% back to myself.
A funny thing happened over the course of this; I completely lost my taste for coffee and alcohol. Not sure how to describe it, but I no longer get yup excited to have that first piping hot cup of joe in the morning-- and while I've always been a pretty casual drinker my Native American and Irish heritage meant I could drink a LOT with little to no result. My drink of choice has always been either Gin, Whiskey or Bourbon in that order. I seldom mixed them but now I just have no interest at all.
It's very strange-- I made a half a cup of coffee the other day, drank about half of that and dumped the rest down the sink. I grabbed a cup at Cumberland Farms because it was free and did the same thing. So while I'm not giving up coffee it's clear that I'm going to an extreme moderation.
Alcohol I have no objection to-- but the interest is gone. I'm not making a statement with not drinking I'm just not drinking. I did have a shot of whiskey when a friend asked me to taste a new brand he'd discovered, but I stopped at that and went no further. Bananas have also been added to the no-go list and after I read a report of how we digest them I'm glad their gone.
I'm giving up Processed food completely and we're going to try a focus on a more protein laden diet so we'll see how that goes. But regardless of the why the end result is I do feel a lot better and now I'm pushing to get that 30 year advantage at my next physical.