Monday, December 7, 2009

Cleaning house

The brownies were from Friday. The Lebanese schawarma platter was from Sunday night. Honest. It was my last delicious, tasty, high calorie, best'est meal ever before my "cleanse".
Did you see the movie Super Size Me? Who didn't?! And if you didn't you should - you'll never want to eat McDonald's again. I don't eat fast food as it is. I eat food fast, but not fast food. I eat a lot of food, but not the fast variety. The main dude's (Morgan) wife apparently wrote a book after the movie was made about detoxing and shit.
After three months away eating collegiate cafeteria style food, I feel like a big fat pig-o. So, in an effort at regaining some of the fat-battleground lost over the last ninety or so days, I'm attempting a shortened version of The Great American Diet.
Jamieson does a noble job of spelling out the detrimental effects on the body of sugar, caffeine, and an overload of fat, carbs, and protein, all of which are present in your typical fast-food meal, let alone a "super-sized" one. (Spurlock's diet included a repulsive 30 pounds of added sugar and added sweeteners over the course of the month.)[p22] Those horrified by Fast-Food Nation will find familiar territory here, but will also receive constructive advice on how to alter one's diet for the better. Jamieson also spurns wheat, corn, and dairy products [WTF?!?] citing them as potential allergens (interestingly, she points out they're all heavily subsidized by the government), and she recommends viable sugar and caffeine substitutes [No coffee?!?! WTF!?!?] . Nearly 90 recipes round out her treatise on healthy eating, and although some are not unusual (revamped versions of Guacamole, for example, and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies), a few others like Miso Tofu Cheese Spread will be a bit of an acquired taste for those so accustomed to burgers and fries.
Sounds like a lot of fun . . . . . . . . . . fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggg. I guess I'm going to find out what the Vegan Vagabond eats on a daily basis. Blah.
*Tomorrow find out what other house cleaning I did this weekend - weeeeeeeeeeee!

**Late edit: I had a dentist appointment this afternoon and was speaking to the receptionist there telling her of my plans for this diet. She said that she saw a show once, on some channel, with some people speaking about something, that proved that detox diets didn't really do a lot for you and your body has it's own way of getting rid of all the crud in our systems. Sounds good enough for me. I'm off the diet.

**late edit part two: as of 7pm this evening (that's redundant saying it's evening after typing 'PM') life without getting on the trainer goes on. I'm not surprised that I'm not on the bike. In the back of my head I told myself that I was too tired and had way too much stuff to do after getting home. Meh. Mah. Bleh. Blah.


Big Bikes said...

I always nod along with these tirades against all the crap "we" eat, until they get to the part about how caffeine is BAD. At that point I clutch my coffee cup to my chest and shout: "from my cold (well not so cold, because it's holding a hot cup of coffee)dead hand!"

I was Vegan for eleven years, veggie for twenty. The fattest I've ever gotten as an adult (over twenty lbs. heavier than I am now, which is ten lbs. over summer race weight) was while I was vegan. Go figure.

Golonghardman said...

Hmmmmm...Shawarmaaa....have you tried the lamb/beef combo meat dude? Beets, banana peppers, and extra garlic butter and sesame sauce... I'm right there with ya, on the scale too! Still hoping to drop a few before csm though.

The Vegan Vagabond said...

Not sure if you should call how I eat detoxing. Today my supper was nachos, two cookies and a soy chai latte. I'm sooooo deprived. Poor little vegan! Life is so hard.

Welcome back to the homeland!
Forget about your trainer. Get your skis ready, 20cm on Wed!!!