A good feel with this diet

This is all about self-care.

I started a new diet this week — really a new mode of eating than a diet I intend to abandon when I get to a more desirable weight. It is one of those glycemic index plans: effectively low fat, high fiber and very little refined carbohydrate and sugar. Since diabetes runs in the family, and since this is very close to a diabetes management diet known outside the United States, I figured I could adopt this diet now — and preserve my health — or adopt it later . . . .

Too early to see any results of course, but I like this idea because

  • it matches much of what I already eat, especially oats and legumes
  • it can easily match my low-cost and agricultural sustainability preferences
  • with one small exception, I’ve not been hungry
  • it does demand all-meat or no-meat, but so far I’ve been effectively vegetarian
  • it respect that I have to read what my body’s telling me and not just look up food on charts

On the other hand, it will be a bear to eat out.

I’ll keep you posted.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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