Spiritual Awareness Or Quick Fix Diet?
Recently, Oprah and three people she works with from Harpo, decided to embark on a 21 day detox plan. Her reasoning for following this strict vegan regimen which allows no caffeine, animal products, sugar, gluten, or anything else that tastes good, is to help her reach a more spiritual level of conscience with regard to her food choices. She says that it is not enough to just be aware of the amount of food she is eating, her choices or reasoning for eating (she admits to being an emotional eater, but who isn't?), but this strict detox diet will surely bring about enormous weight loss. Having said that, one has to wonder as to her public reasoning given the fact that she has gained a great deal of weight recently. In her defense, she is not unlike many other people, including myself, who have used food as a coping skill and she has been very generous in sharing her strong desire to be thinner. She even went on a very dangerous liquid diet that could have potentially caused permanent harm. Of course, eating healthier would include a diet rich in fruits in vegetables, but even strict vegans don't always eat healthy. I suppose we will all have to wait and see how this all turns out, but even if her loyal fans wanted to follow along, they would be hard pressed. One would need a personal chef (like the one Oprah is now using) to prepare these gourmet vegan meals and who can afford that? If you at all curious as to how she's doing, you can read all about it on her blog at herwebsite.