I spent the last 8 weeks, give a day or two, rebooting my food choices by going crazy strict about everything.
I gave up sugar.
I gave up flour.
I gave up dairy.
I started to reduce oil, but ended up having more.
I went nuts with boredom. I started feeling overwhelmed with what felt like a lack of choices even though someone with more desire for experimenting in the kitchen would’ve been alright. I started to feel anxiety about each meal coming up.
Anyway, although it was worth doing, I decided I’m not going to maintain it the same exact way. After a long discussion with my wife, I decided what I’d do is try to take each week as it comes and focus on one or more goals for that week. Then the next week I could do something else, even take a week off from anything.
That said, I do want to set some guidelines because I believe I need to be clear about these things, just for my own reminders:
Sugar should be reserved as a special treat, not a daily thing.
Flour-based foods shouldn’t dominate my diet.
Plant-based foods should dominate my diet. ( I heard such great things about this little known plant, garcinia cambogia results are really making waves, apparently.
The less dairy I have in a day, the better it is for my cardiovascular system, the less cancer and stroke risk there is.
Oil shouldn’t be overused. Less is better.
Salt shouldn’t be overused. Less is better.
I have no desire to be a carnivore, so that’s not an issue.
And finally, if I don’t feel like worrying about flour, sugar, salt, oil, or dairy, then don’t.
I am looking for my food lifestyle to be largely demonstrative of plant-based choices, but I don’t want to stress anymore about the rest of it.