Mon, Jan-20-20, 14:26
Some thoughts on boredom/variety
Iím now a year in on the most restrictive, and yet the most freeing, eating plan Iíve ever tried. As Maxwell Smart used to say, ďAnd... loving it.Ē
How can this be? When so many lowcarbers fall by the wayside because of the monotony and boredom? On the other hand, many find success by eating the same things, day after day.
And I think thatís what makes the difference. I love how I eat. Itís delicious, and so so satisfying. I was trying to be ďperfectĒ and that would lead me into more buying and cooking I didnít want to do. My cooking now couldnít be simpler unless I stuck it on a stick over a bonfire.
I basically grill meat and eat it. Sometimes I put extras on the meat, like this morningís pound of ground Italian sausage got a topping of tomato sauce and romano cheese. Now thatís pizza for breakfast!
And yet, it works.
So maybe thatís the same solution for other people. I had it so ingrained that ďmeat and two vegĒ had to rule my plate that it took going Carnivore for a month to find out what nutrition tasted like. What real satisfaction felt like. And what real hunger was. (Could I eat a pound of ground beef right now? No? Then Iím not hungry.)
Iíve expanded some, but this elimination diet transformed the whole picture. Instead of dropping things and seeing if I could tell a difference, I scaled back to the most basic. Then, when I added one thing, I discovered how that thing did, against a background of what absolutely worked for me.
Thatís how I found my body loved high fat dairy, hated beans no matter how small the quantity, and let me eat berries and cherries but not pineapple and grapes.
And that vegetables in more than condiment levels made me want to eat more! Who could have seen that one coming?
Now, I only buy what I want to eat soon, and throwing out spoiled food has dwindled to almost nothing. Most amazing is that I am never bored. It never seems monotonous. One week itís bacon cheeseburgers and right now Iím on a BBQ pork with coleslaw sprinkle spree.
So maybe this is a tip for others. If the food seems boring... maybe you are eating boring food? When I ďsplurgeĒ on a ribeye with blue cheese dressing, itís the same price as a sandwich with a side of deli salad.
But the difference is amazing.