I'm not putting this in the Health & Wellness forum as it's not something I've researched, tested, or advise.
I caught myself in a big mirror today out in public (all the mirrors in my apartment are covered with posters of Kurt Russel
I realized I've become a large sack of potatoes. 2 years ago I was 190 lbs (standing at 6 foot even,) and I was feeling really great about myself
inside and out.
Things happened: women first, booze second, apathy third. Recently I stepped on the scale and the scale said "get off me!" I weighed in at a whopping
Well, I thought about what I was doing 2 years ago--it's pretty much what I'm doing today. The only thing that has changed is my attitude and outlook
I'm determined to get back to where I was before the ship crashed.
Increasing activity in my non-working hours will help, but I also burn a lot of calories while working so I'm not super concerned.
I think the most important change I can make right now is diet. I'm going to have to say goodbye to all the things I love, and I'm going (almost)
total produce aisle. That means no more pasta, lasagna, pizza. I'm getting rid of the starchy rice and potatoes. I'm cutting out the quick fixes like
cheeseburgers and chicken wings. I am giving up elaborate meals that involve cooking multiple ingredients.
This isn't about health. This isn't about vegetarianism. This is about replacing binging with minimalism.
Fruits for breakfast, vegetables for dinner. Perhaps a salad here and there with lemon juice and olive oil. I also bought a couple ears of corn as a
dinner option. Although it's a grain, it's something that requires no cooking or processing and it grows out of the good Earth so I'm good with
I will soak fresh things in water + vinegar to clean and help flush out some of the toxins that can't be avoided.
I am also going to make a few exceptions for a smaller food group that will include nuts, seeds, cheeses, and perhaps beef jerky. Basically, this
group consists of snacking items I can eat while on the run (aka working.) I'm keeping meat to a minimum, but not throwing it out because I want to
lose weight and feel good, not become sickly and anemic!
I love cheap beer. That's out! I'm not giving up alcohol though. I'd only give that up if someone I love asked me to. So yeah, switching to gin and
wine only. Other than that I pretty much only drink water and iced tea anyway so I don't get many liquid calories to begin with.
I'll either feel good again or die trying! Got any tips or advice on this minimalist's produce diet?
edit on 22-5-2017 by NarcolepticBuddha because: (no reason given)