Sugar Blues by William DuffyIn January of 2001 I arrived on the path of health through nutrition by reading the book Sugar Blues. I immediately began my transition by eliminating refined sugar from my diet. Within six months I had eliminated all whites (milk, sugar, rice, flour). Within a year I was 100% vegan. My total transition time to raw food was eighteen months.

Looking back on my journey to this point, I do not know that I ever had in mind that I would be a raw or living foodist, or a vegan or vegetarian. I have eaten a 100% raw food diet for almost four years yet I am still transitioning. For me, it has been important to place my emphasis on the journey instead of the destination. My rule of thumb is to pay attention to the signals my body is constantly sending me in determining what I feed it. This takes place as I learn the difference between cravings and true hunger. By listening to those signals, I refuse to label myself, instead my goal is to be the healthiest person I can possibly be. I achieve this goal through constant education and daily meditation.

I would like to emphasize that it has, at times, taken my entire store of self discipline to stay on this path. If I have succeeded, it is because I have discovered a higher purpose along the way. God bless you, and may you find happiness in YOUR journey.