March 27, 2009
Extreme Eating: Kicking the Habit
No more of this! But if you're interesting, this is a really good half sausage, half meatball pizza from Brownstone Pizzeria in Eagle Rock
My girlfriend is starting to tell me that she's concerned about what I eat on a daily basis. Okay, that's understandable. I need to be healthy. I want to live long. I don't want to be overweight and unable to move by the time I'm 30.
So, I'm contemplating a number of options, mostly in an effort to dispel either their efficacy or their purported enjoyment. First up, vegetarian food. I don't want to call this a diet. I'm calling it a "period of consuming only that which does not have legs or breathes oxygen." It's an experiment to see if I can truly enjoy what I'm eating without eating meat.
Next up will be veganism. This evil twin brother of vegetarianism suggests that it's morally wrong to be eating not only animals, but any products from animals like cheese or honey (Occam's razor suggests that the simple notion is idiotic). This is much more difficult to keep because only a small handful of places really adhere to serving true vegan food.
Third would be a low-carb diet. Easily the most influential diet fad in the last decade, I'll be kicking out all carbs (or at least carb-rich foods). This might be more difficult than the vegan effort because I love my bread, pasta, pizza, and burgers.
Fourth, the "Jared" diet. Basically eat as much Subway as humanly possible and see how long I can go. A nice benefit to this would be that I can save "buckets" of money because these puppies are a mere $5 a footlong sandwich. Of course, I would only consume a 6 inch sandwich at a time (with at least four hours in between each).
Lastly, the Lean Cuisine diet. You may know that more than anything, I am completely against frozen food and especially frozen TV dinners (frozen peas and corn is great!). My friend Napkin seems to think that these things are actuall delicious and nutritous so I would try eating these meals every day. This is REALLY cheap, as most of the major supermarkets are selling these for a few bucks a piece.
I'm wondering which one of these I should do and how long I would last with each one. I would pair all this with working out and running of course, because that's all part of being healthy. Also, very minimal drinking, maybe one drink every few nights - that's it. They don't call 'em beer bellies for nothing!
What do you think? (I know I'm going to get an earfull from Josh)
Posted by mattatouille at 5:25 PM