Let me be the first to aknowledge the following:

1. I do not need to diet for health reasons. It is pure vanity. I want to be able to wear the jeans I wore before I got a desk job.

2. I loath exercise. It is absolutly the last thing on my list to do, and if I have time to bake or take a walk, I will bake.

That being said, I am trying to lose a little weight (goodbye pastry). My partner, who can slim down to his nice trim mesomorph form after a month of pure gluttony in about, oh five minutes, has committed to dieting with me. He also is endeared to exercise and bio mechanics in a way that should be outlawed, so he is equally helpful and exasperating in this endeavor.

So what's on the diet you ask?
6 days a week we stick to beans, proteins, vegetables - and try to avoid foods that convert quickly into sugar (refined starches, milk, fruit, etc.) Do I cheat? Yes. Often? No. Stopgaps for me are a decaffeinated chocolate hazelnut tea (unsweetened of course), natural peanut butter, almonds and hard salami.We're getting creative with lentils, soups, and curry.

In addition - there is a big planned break on Saturday. On Saturday, everything is fair game. Without this opportunity to go a little pastry crazy, I probably couldn't stick to it.

We've been at it three weeks now and I've lost five-plus pounds. So I sojourn on. I think in time we can evolve into a gluten free diet, so I'm looking forward to meals of rice and buckwheat noodles.

Here's to making mindful adjustments and seeing where they lead us.

Dhal for lunch.


1 comment:

  1. K-Maki dude,

    Love the honesty woman. Anyone would feel better on that diet. And way to go on your taking Saturday off. That's the best way to do it. Lentil rule. Especially french ones. D'you have a good lentil soup recipe? I've got one for you if you don't. It's delicious.


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