I just recently finished reading a book called The Pleasure Trap by Douglas Lisle, Ph.D. and Alan Goldhamer, D.C. and it was about mastering the hidden forces that undermine our health and happiness.  Which has always been an interesting topic to me.
Why are there are there all these easy and pleasurable things that exist today that are not good for health?  Fast food, drugs, alcohol, coffee, refined carbohydrates, and sugar.  On top of that even if we are eating healthy, such a lean meats and veggies.  Much of our meat today is laden with hormones and synthetics.  Our vegetables have 1/12 of the nutritional value that they had 30 years ago. Modern foods are tastier that ever before, as the chemicals that cause pleasure activation have been isolated and artificially concentrated.  Meats that were once wild game, with perhaps 15 percent fat are now genetically engineered and growth hormone controlled that they routinely carry as much as 50 percent or more fat.
Similar to drugs, people that consume a diet high in fat, sugar and processed foods generally are addicted to the flavor and fat in many of these foods.  Feel as though if they move toward a diet of whole and unprocessed foods they will somehow suffer and deprive themselves.  Over time consuming these addictive foods are killing our society slowing through obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol and much more.
Like any addiction, if you have been eating high fat, highly processed, fast, and sugary foods for many years it will take some work, self displine and a support system to recalibrate your body.  Amazingly with commitment, desire and the right tools you can be on your way to better health within 30 days.  Generally I find that it takes at least 30 days to break a bad habit.  I generally tell my clients commit to eating right or doing a cleanse for 30 days.  This will re-set your system, convert your body from a sugar burner to a fat burner and reduce or eliminate your cravings.
I would definitely recommend this book for anyone that is interested in making a lifestyle change and taking control of their own health and well-being.  If you are interested in learning more about the liver cleansing system that I recommend to our clients go to: http://www.readytocleansenow.com/sharon_hwang.html to watch a great video or go to www.wellnessdenver.isagenix.com.
Until Next Time.
To your health,
Sharon