A few days after making the commitment to eat for health I faced a challenge. One of my children had an emergency that required immediate medical attention. Consequently, I ended up spending the majority of the next two months away from home.
From that experience I discovered that it is possible to be a nutritarian anytime, anywhere, under any circumstance.
First of all, I put the above red cooler in the trunk of my car and kept it stocked every couple of days with fresh ice and fruits and vegetables. I stored almonds, raw sunflower seeds and cans of beans in the car; along with some utensils and a gallon of water to wash the produce.
I parked near a drain in the hospital parking garage and “prepared” each meal as needed. I would fill a plastic sack with a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit, plus a handful of nuts or seeds; and open a can of beans and use a colander to rinse the salt off with water before dumping them into a zip lock bag.
I took my meals to the hospital cafeteria and ate well. (Now that Dr. Fuhrman’s Healthy Additions canned greens and beans have been created: Supreme Greens, Moroccan Chickpea and VitaBeanaVegaMin, I’d include them. They are convenient and delicious with absolutely no salt added!)
The results? After the crisis subsided and I returned home, I was forty pounds lighter than three months earlier.
Eating for health can be successfully achieved in any situation, under any circumstance.
When one is 100% committed, he/she will always find a way to make it work. No excuses.
How do you eat for health while away from home? Work? Do you have any tips to share?