So much is going on in the world today, but as for me, I have finally decided to take a tighter hold on my eating habits.
As of 48 hours ago, I have subsisted almost solely on raw food. My only exceptions have been yogurt and peanut butter, because who has time to make those items from scratch unless you live on a farm.
I’ve always been of the opinion that a healthy diet consists of moderation. Protein, carbs, sugars, fats, all in harmony, just never too much of one thing. Carbs are not the enemy; well, not all carbs (hey, maybe that can be the next Facebook/Twitter movement, NotAllCarbs) but the majority – potato chips, white bread, sugar cookies – are just empty calories.
But now, I think it’s become time to purify my system, and maybe this raw food thing is the way to go. So far, my meals have consisted of:
- Breakfasts: Yogurt and banana (the only fruit with more protein than sugar)
- Lunches: Egg whites, salmon, tuna and lettuce
- Snacks: Salad (sigh), chicken soup, post-workout green smoothie
- Dinners: Chicken, some sort of veggies to pretend to enjoy
- Drinks: Water, coffee, tea, water with sugar-free lemonade powder
I spent most of my day looking forward to my post-workout smoothie so I could have something sweet in my system. So, as you can see, my life is terribly exciting. Yeah…not so much. In fact, I’m miserable. I feel like I can’t eat anything. How do people live like this for days and months on end? Maybe, just maybe, if I make a list of foods I’m craving here, it’ll help me stop thinking about them all the damn time.
List of foods I miss:
- Sushi. (I wonder if I could get away with nigri or sashimi and still be on the wagon)
- Chocolate-covered almonds/bridge mix.
- Caramel Macchiato.
- Diet Coke.
I guess that’s not too bad or long of a list.
Here’s to Day 3, I guess.
But I don’t have the rawest deal of the day.
After Donald Trump’s crazy rant about Mexicans being drug lords and rapists, he’s been losing traction. First, Univision canceled the airing of Miss USA and Miss Universe, which, by the way, is two weeks away. Then, individuals started dropping like flies: judges including former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, the entertainment, the Spanish-language commentators, and Farouk Systems (the hair and makeup stylists). Today, NBC officially announced that they are dropping Miss USA from its airing schedule. So, basically, 51 women who have already traveled varying distances to the pageant (well, I guess Miss Louisiana didn’t have to go too far, given that it’s in Baton Rouge this year) will either a) not get to participate in something they’ve been preparing for for the better part of a year, or b) be denied the privilege of having their non-present family members watching them getting crowned. Either way, it’s most likely that these poor ladies wasted thousands of dollars on travel, gowns, and other preparation-type-things.
Prepare for some epic backlash. Meanwhile, I will prepare some vegetables.