Hello and Good Morning. It's sunny so I won't spend a long time on this. Questions keep popping into my box, here's one, and another along the same lines. I'll bash out a few words.
CAN you do a video on a days eating as your meals look lovely but I want to know the whole day/ week etc as I’m a cake/chocolate picker and want to stop that and stop eating meat - you seem to do very well and don't suffer cravings and overweight- I would be very interested - thank you
Yes I would be interested on your diet advice please. I wonder if you are so cheerful all the time is because you are strong willed?
Sorry I don't have time to write up a full days eating list, or make a video on it. It seems to me Anon, that you should be more interested in what you are eating and why you are eating it. I wouldn't expect you to follow my diet because your body will react to it differently to mine.
The way I see it is that I eat because my body needs fuel to survive. I try and put the best food I can afford into my meals. They don't have to look pretty, they don't all have to be nutritionally perfect, as long as they are varied. I like a bit of naughty food, and the key here is OCCASIONALLY and not every day or even every week. Sometimes I will fancy an ice cream, a piece of cake, a packet of crisps, and a can of cider. These are TREATS and I see no reason why I should deprive myself of life's little pleasures.
I love vegetables so much that when I am away from home for a few days I do crave them, and look forward to getting back to my steamer. I haven't eaten meat for yonks, many years, no fish for the last few years. To me, these are not necessary to make a healthy and tasty meal.
I think Anon, you have to look at your life as a whole, what is causing you to crave chocolate/cake. We all know that sugar is highly addictive and to wean yourself off it is very difficult. Ask yourself when you next reach for the choccy, why are you doing this? What is your mood like, fed up, sad, angry, will this sugar hit make the mood go away and make you feel any better? The chocolate in your mouth might taste glorious for a few minutes, but the inches on your waist are going to make you even more fed up.
Simple answer. DON'T BUY ANY CHOCOLATE OR CAKE. Do not put them in your trolley, do not slip one in your bag at the checkout. It is about being strong willed. If food is controlling you, you have to ask yourself why. What is it that's missing that you need a chocolate substitute for?
Try diverting your attention away from short term fixes, to long term gains. Picture yourself in ten years time, where do you want to be? Now I'm going to be harsh here. Your choice, overweight, aches and pains, depressed because you can't move about very much. Not saying all this can be cured by eating correctly, but what you put in your mouth does have some bearing on how your life might turn out.
Regarding eating meat. Go to an abattoir, watch the animals being herded into the slaughter area, they know death is coming, they are panic stricken. If you can watch this you will vomit. If you can't visit in person, watch videos for the same effect.
OK, as mentioned, so why am I so cheerful? Because I can't think of anything to be miserable about. I don't have anyone to answer to, (except the cats, ha ha), I don't crave anything, can take it or leave it. I can be flexible, able to make changes if something isn't right. I don't expect anything, and my needs are simple. I am not responsible for anyone other than myself, might sound selfish, but there is no point in worrying about things I have no control over.
The way I am now is down to the fact that I took control when I was 27 and started working in transport. I had to fight my corner to survive. There was a belief in myself that I was entitled to do any job I chose to do, no matter what anyone else thought. I suffered a lot of bullying, I could have given up, but I didn't I hung on in there. And I won.
So Anon and Anon, you take control of your lives, it belongs to you and no one else. You be responsible for yourself. If you need support with any changes, join a support group, seek help from medics. Ask for advice if you need it.
Thank you for reading. I am now going to get off my backside and do something else. Thank you for popping in, enjoy your Sunday.
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