Here is a randomish list of things I do and do not do put in my body (explanation of sorts to follow):
- I don’t eat beef
- I don’t eat pork
- I try to eat free-range organic chicken
- I only eat scrambled eggs
- I don’t do dairy
- I consume a lot of fish
- I frequently eat salad
- I LOVE hot sauce
- I shy away from dessert
- I probably eat too much fruit
- Sort of by accident, I haven’t had alcohol in almost a year
PLEASE: do not try this at home. It has been a long and circuitous journey to arrive here. It was, to say the least, the road less traveled. Perhaps the meal not eaten.
- No beef because my dad ate a lot of it and had heart problems
- No pork because my dad ate a lot of it and had heart problems
- Cuz free-range and organic are better…right?
- I don’t know why scrambled eggs. Only way I can eat them…
- No dairy: A guy told me he lost that last “stubborn” weight by quitting dairy. I tried it. It worked.
- Fish is yummy. Omega 3s. Blah, blah, blah
- Salad includes: tomatoes, carrots, olive oil, spinach, kale, edamame, etc (“good” foods)
- Everything is better with hot sauce
- Dessert = sugar; sugar = bad (or so I’ve been reading)
- Fruit has a ton of sugar. Is there such a thing as “good” sugar? I don’t know, but I love fruit.
- No alcohol? Yeah, it just sorta happened…
I am the first to admit that much of this wouldn’t stand up to peer review. It seems somewhat random even to me. But here I am.
One of the reasons I do not advocate trying this at home: when you travel you will either stray and risk feeling guilty or you will starve. I just tried spending three days in Las Vegas…yeah, hilarious.
Oh, and your family and friends will start referring to you as “one of THOSE people.”
Run on, Sisters and Brothers!