This is all about self-care.
I started a new diet this week -- really a new mode of eating than a diet I intend to abandon when I get to a more desirable weight. It is one of those glycemic index plans: effectively low fat, high fiber and very little refined carbohydrate and sugar. Since diabetes runs in the family, and since this is very close to a diabetes management diet known outside the United States, I figured I could adopt this diet now -- and preserve my health -- or adopt it later . . . .
Too early to see any results of course, but I like this idea because
- it matches much of what I already eat, especially oats and legumes
- it can easily match my low-cost and agricultural sustainability preferences
- with one small exception, I've not been hungry
- it does demand all-meat or no-meat, but so far I've been effectively vegetarian
- it respect that I have to read what my body's telling me and not just look up food on charts
On the other hand, it will be a bear to eat out.
I'll keep you posted.