For the record, I am not a “health nut”. My personal food pyramid is a solid block of grain products, topped off with pizza and ice cream. Leafy greens and vegetables are slipped into my diet by my wife, but I never give them much thought.
Give me bagels and doughnuts and pancakes and soda bread and biscuits and cookies…and a jar of peanut butter, and I am set!
But lately, being more holed-up during the winter and not able to exercise much, my diet of grains has been making some unwelcome changes. I guess I could blame it on my changing metabolism that comes with advancing age, but I am disappointed to find that I have gone beyond the age-old threshold test of healthy weight, “Can you Pinch an Inch?”
Yeah. I can probably even “pinch a handful” if I try.
When a rancher wants to fatten up his stock, he does what? Yep, he feeds ’em grain.
It is finally time for me to re-think my diet. But, never in my life having to resort to being “diet-disciplined”, I am not sure how well I will like having to do that!
So I have decided to try something new while staying on the same bad diet.
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