A doctor told me earlier this week that I should be eating the following things: fruit, vegetables, lean meats, and eggs. That's it, dudes. No bread, no rice, no pasta, no cheese, no chocolate, no cereal, no fun, no sin.
There's a good reason for it, and I could tell you a long story about my ovaries, but let's save the vagina-speak for another time, eh?
So this is essentially a low-carb diet, but I can eat fruit, so thank goodness for that. Anyone who's ever tried this type of diet knows two things: 1. It works really, really well. 2. It's really, really hard.
Because: bread, beer, wine, cake, pie, chocolate, cookies, ice cream, bacon .... Adieu, my old friends.
But thankfully, the universe has been affirming my doctor's command in the following ways:
1. At least one friend is joining me in this here dieting adventure. There's nothing quite like the support of likewise miserable dieting friends!
2. A news report this morning stating that this type of diet is the best diet for kicking metabolism into gear. Done and done.
3. Yet another news report I heard today stating that over-consumption of sugar can lead to memory loss and possible brain damage. The study focused specifically on high fructose corn syrup. And by the way, to the corn syrup defenders: The issue is not that corn syrup is that much different from sugar, the issue is that it's in almost every packaged food out there, resulting in the average American eating about 40 pounds of the stuff every year. This is one of the reasons we are a fat nation, and arguments against that fact are lies.
Anyway, misery does love company, so you've probably not heard the last of this from me. I'll be back with a mean ice-cream craving in tow.