My experiment to go without meat yesterday was a raging success. I did not eat breakfast, basically because I wasn't hungry, but I did have a banana around 9:30. Then at 11:30 I had lunch which consisted of a large salad with beans and beets and all kinds of good stuffs. Then around 2 I started to get hungry so at 2:30 I ate my apple. Finally for dinner I had burritos made with ground chicken. Actually, I had one with ground chicken and the other with refried beans. That was it, oh wait, I did have a handful of Fritos and some peanuts, but that was it. I felt pretty darn good and I was in bed by 9:30. Woke up at 4 when the alarm went off and realized I was awake so by 4:15 I was up and I feel good this morning.
The realizations? I think I've been eating way too much food. In spite of the fact that I eat pretty well, I think I've just been eating too much. Also, not eating meat during the day is a good thing. There are all kinds of other things that provide protein, and I'll have to look around to get back up to speed, so eating a little meat just at dinner is fine. I always try to imagine what life was like for the caveman since that's where our bodies come from. I just don't think animals were all that common in his diet. Neither were things like milk. I'm sure they "domesticated" some goats and cows and such, but prior to that animal products were probably pretty scarce. I imagine they even used mud soap since they really had no access to fat to make regular soap. So trying to think like that leads me to little animals products in most days. Of course, they might have access to things like eggs since those were left behind and didn't require hunting down an animal. But things like milk and meat were kind of scarce - at least I would think so. So I'm going to try and focus on eating like that. Meat only one meal a day and lots of fruits and veggies. When I did that before I felt awesome. I had tons of energy and hit my lowest weight, so it's time to give it a go again.
06 May 2011
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