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Diet [Jun. 14th, 2006|12:00 am]
darkskywatcher
I realized sometime in he last day or so that the last few weeks have probably involved the healthiest diet of my life, although by no means complete. Of course, I don't eat enough vegetables, yadda yadda. But Really, I've been eating things like soups, yogurt, applesauce, cereal, and other things that are rather healthy, and I've had basically no luxury foods. I've also had relatively little meat, which some people may consider odd given my enthusiasm for it.
Well, I consciously altered that with my trip to the grocery store tonight. You see, I'm rather worried that my diet was probably deficient in some important things, including the good kinds of fat, so I bought things to help deal with that, including some luxuries.
Of additional concern, and why I started thinking about diet, is that I was craving things like ice cream in ways that are not typical. Sure, I like ice cream, but don't really get sudden visions while sitting in front of the computer that this is exactly what I want/need right now. Usually it's more along the lines of wanting something crunchy, or sweet, or fruit sweet, etc. So yogurt should have been able to satisfy an ice cream craving. But it didn't.
Oh, shit. Just thought to check the cookies I bought. Trans Fat. Upset. Don't want to eat them for health, don't want to throw them out for the value. Must remember to check this on everything. Got lazy because businesses are getting much better about eliminating it. *sigh*
Had my first gaming in the Cities tonight, which was...mixed. Suffice to say, if the mission I was on had been run by a Beloit GM, I would have been the sole survivor.
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[User Picture]From: abmann
2006-06-14 02:18 pm (UTC)
I don't think you,of all people, need to worry about the occasional trans fat. Mr. Skinny Bastard.
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[User Picture]From: darkskywatcher
2006-06-14 03:41 pm (UTC)
you understand what it is, right?
The reason I care is because trans fat is usually a preservative, not like other kinds of fat. The reason it was included in many foods is because it allows the food a longer shelf life. The thing is, your body can't break it down either. It builds up in the system to a greater degree than other fats.
Furthermore, I'd prefer to get my trans fats naturally from animal products (where they do occur in small quantities) than out of some random cookie. Also, one of the principle culprits for excessive trans fats is hard margarine: my family's spread of choice the entire time I was growing up. I'd like some time without additional buildup in case there is some way for my body to deal with it.
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