On Monday this week, I "underwent" (sounds dramatic, no?) eye surgery. Specifically, I had a cataract removed from my right eye and an acrylic lens put in the eye.

The results are astonishing; I can see so much better. I did not know what I was missing. In that eye, my vision improved from 20/50 to 20/20.

The story behind the surgery is simple enough. Two buddies and I were playing racquet ball on Thursday night a few weeks ago. Though I had typically been borrowing a pair of goggles from the gym' lost and found drawer, I was playing without eye protection that night.

During a game of cutthroat (a game of two on one) my teammate smacked a ball that I was moving back to hit. The ball hit me on the top of my left eye and flattened me.

Long story short: After a visit to the Emergency Room and a subsequent visit to the optician, it was found that the eye that got smacked with the racquetball was going to be okay, the other eye had a serious cataract on it.

"You are too young for cataracts,” you protest.

I want to agree, but apparently not. I knew my right eye was weak, but I didn't know the extent of my limitations.

After the cataract surgery and my new lens implant, I can't believe I put up with hazy vision for so long. What used to be a one dimensional world is now popping out in three dimensions all around me.

It is a miracle of medical technology that a 15-minute surgery can reset the eye to near perfection.

Wouldn't it be great if we could "reset" other parts of our body in the same way?

If we only could grasp how much better we would feel if we dropped 20 pounds and stopped eating junk, perhaps we would act differently about our choices.

Perhaps there is a message here for dietary behavior change. We won't be motivated to change our diets without realizing how much better our lives could be.

Selling the "good life" of a fruit and vegetable dominated diet should be easy. But too many of us are willing to muddle through just as we always have.

Until we get smacked in the eye. Or gut. Or heart.

Just as my friend Gary did with his errant shot, the industry needs to send a wake-up call to the consuming public.

It's time for a reset.