One aspect of eating better that isn’t mentioned enough: it doesn’t need to be either/or and there’s no rush to immediately abandon sugar and junk food. I’ll eat burgers and still consume more junk food than I should. But those cravings’ strength seems to diminish as my body drifts away from foods that don’t digest as well.

How about this for a rule of thumb: eat what you want, just be aware of the positives as well as the negatives. Is sugar’s energy burst worth the price we pay in unhappiness? Is that Taco Bell worth the 20 minutes spent in the bathroom the next morning?

And seriously: the homemade juice works.

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