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This Healthy Torment

I’m sure the few friends I talk to on a regular basis are already sick of hearing about this new diet I’m on. I’m trying to eat according to the recommendations by the nutritional therapist I saw some time ago. My main gripe is with the ridiculous idea of eating five meals a day. Five meals! Nobody does that. Nobody but people who live in institutions where someone else does the cooking and the schedules, anyway…

Most days I get to late evening  — 9, 10 PM or so — until I realise that, oh shit, I’m supposed to have two more meals today (or, just as often, three)! The problem related to this whole eating every few hours thing is that I’m used to eating about a half of the amount I’m supposed to, according to the recommendations. So, I eat a healthy breakfast, and, few hours later, I eat a nutritional lunch* with all the bells and whistles… and that’s me for the day. Sure, I might be up for a cup of tea later on, but not a “snack break” and “dinner” and “evening snack”. It’s madness, I tell you.

And the cost! I’ve been trying this diet only since Wednesday (that’s five days, now), and I think I’ve eaten at least two weeks’ groceries worth, which means I’ve spent at least two weeks’ groceries worth… in five days. And I’ve been cheating. I haven’t been able to eat nearly as many veggies as I’m supposed to, and entire Wednesday was paid for by someone else (Oh yes, thank you Iz and the Karlsson clan <3!), and I’ve had lots of ice cream and a binge session with sweets. I’m going to have to stop using money on anything else if I’m going to keep this up…

I wouldn’t really care, but I went to see the nutrition lady for a reason. I honestly don’t care if I’m malnutriotioned (I survived this far), but the whole idea is that I’m trying to lose weight. Yes. By eating more. Feel free to throw bricks at me now. (I’ll explain the science of it under the cut, for those of you who are interested.)

All this eating has caused me an almost non-stop tummyache (and no wonder), and I can’t sleep! I think my… inner machine thing… is working overtime to figure out what to do with all this food, and as a result I’m dead tired. And I can’t sleep. Sleeping pills did no good. On a positive note, when I was finally exhausted enough to sleep, my brain was so wired that I got not only the usual action movie dreams, but also the making of and blooper reels!

I’m not even kidding. :D

Aside from eating… And eating… And eating… my other big obstacle is sugar. Oh, the blessed, wonderful sweet stuff. I know from experience that I’ll actually feel healthier if I avoid sugar and starches, but the addiction is so hard to kick. It was far easier to quit smoking than it is for me to quit sugar! I get awfully cranky and unhappy and fidgety when I get the urge for the sweet stuff — it’s doing my head in. I’m stuffed to the brim with my, uh, midnight dinner, but I’m still having to glue my butt to the seat to keep from raiding the kitchen for something sweet to nibble on. Sure, we could discuss the benefits of moderation in everything. But we won’t, because moderation sucks.

And I love sugar.

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