38. eat healthy

Most of the junk food available out there is so far off my radar – if I’m not allergic to it (MSG-laden products give me hives, migraines, a numb tongue and all kinds of weirdo symptoms), or can’t digest it as a vegetarian it’s probably just one of two things:

  1. popcorn
  2. chocolate

Today’s challenge:

38. Eat healthy. It might not be obvious how eating healthy relates to simplicity, but think about the opposite: if you eat fatty, greasy, salty, sugary, fried foods all the time, you are sure to have higher medical needs over the long term. We could be talking years from now, but imagine frequent doctor visits, hospitalization, going to the pharmacist, getting therapy, having surgery, taking insulin shots … you get the idea. Being unhealthy is complicated. Eating healthy simplifies all of that greatly, over the long term. Read about how to simplify your eating habits.

My weakness is when food is really, really good. Like roasted potatoes with truffle oil good. Or vegetable curry crack good. Oh, and I skip breakfast. A lot. That’s been my biggest dietary downfall of my lifetime – not being interested in breakfast. I’m obsessed with the theory of an amazing breakfast, it just never plays out that I have the energy or stomach for food before 1pm.

My breakfast crisis is that I don’t like eggs, or sweet things in the morning unless it’s the sugar in my coffee. When my brain is function at 2% all I can come up with is:

  • cold cereal (BORING!)
  • oatmeal (WAAY BORING!)
  • crazy good breakfast burrito that I don’t have time to make because I didn’t cook the hashbrowns last night or there isn’t a tortilla in the house

Excuses, excuses, excuses. Tomorrow I will eat breakfast. Promise.

[Please track me down on Facebook and ask me if I’ve had breakfast in the morning!]


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