Tuesday, November 20, 2018

RSB check in with James Clear Atomic Habits tie in


Currently I am not completely surrendered to BLE. Today I worked at it some.

Breakfast was 2 oz of ham (supposed to be 4 but I can't eat that much) and 6 oz canned peaches. Skip the grain.

Lunch had some violations. I  had nachos. The tortilla chip ingredients were corn, lime and oil so I don't feel to bad about that. I didn't measure or weigh them. I  ate the 2ozs left from breakfast protein as leftover crockpot pork and a serving of protein as 2 oz shredded cheese. I did not weigh the peppers because I knew I could not eat a full serving. I topped it off with unmeasured too much sour cream. I could only eat about 3/4 of the meal. Notice no fruit.

The nachos remind me of a modern day food industry thing that I have fallen prey to that makes me mad.

Bloody damn food scientists who are making their money helping the food industry sell their products even though they know damn well it is making us a fat unhealthy society have many sneaky mean tactics - one of which is called 'dynamic contrasts'.

Paraphrasing James Clear foods with dynamic contrasts are foods with combinations of sensations like crunchy and creamy. With natural unprocessed food you get the same sensation over and over. The tenth bite of green beans tastes the same as the first. Your brain loses interest and you feel full. Foods with a lot of dynamic contrasts keep you eating beyond full because they are interesting.

Reminds me of the idea -keep your food boring black and white so you can live your life in glorious color.

Anywho-supper was 4 oz grilled hamburger steak. I grilled peppers and mushrooms beside. 6 oz of green beans is too much so I weighed 3. Had 1/2 baked  sweet potato which was 6 ozs with unmeasured too much butter. Too much for me to eat. Threw away half. Note no salad and still haven't finished fruit.

I am sort of using a technique James Clear talks about; Pointing  and - Calling.

Today's BLE infractions were: tortilla chips; too many grains; not enough vegetables; too much butter and sour cream; not eating all my food and therefore not enough protein. Eating a fourth meal of 6 oz of fruit.

When I reach willingness to completely surrender to BLE - due to my weight loss surgery - my BLE may have to be the 4 meal version. I hate that. It feels like my BLE will not be legit.

I am going to try the 'nachos' again tomorrow EXCEPT no chips -a measured amount of corn instead; and my base will be a full amount of peppers; and a measured amount of sour cream. Take that you sold out immoral food scientists. Off to Venus* to fry for all of you.

*Don't believe in hell and Venus is the hottest planet.

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