I’m now close to the end of the diet, but I keep forgetting. For example, yesterday, I made chili, and used up the last of the dairy-free tomato soup. My first thought was, “Oh, I better get some more for next week.” Only next week, of course, I don’t have to be scrupulous about making sure the tomato soup is dairy-free.
I’m still going to stick with a lot of the recipes, though, so it’s good that I’m programmed. My goal is to reintroduce foods slowly, so I can see if I have any problems with the stuff I’ve been avoiding. Except for corn syrup and soy. I’d be happy to avoid those forever.
I was talking to my dad about the diet plan the other day, and he pointed out that the obesity epidemic in this country started right around the time we swapped out sugar for corn syrup, and then put it in everything. I have no idea if this is true, because that would require research, and frankly, I’m so busy with work right now, I’d have to pay myself to do that, or I’d feel like I was putting one over on me.
Still, it makes sense to me. Dad says that when he was a kid, soy and corn silage were what they fed the cows to fatten them up. If it works on a cow, it should work on us. Maybe we should keep corn for cookouts and corn palaces.
What foods are permanently on your no-eat list now?