My Recipes

Well, here’s the story: I have to eat, and you have to eat. Fact? (The answer is, “Yes!”)

Well, then we can choose to eat so as to fill us, or eat to satisfy us, or eat to nourish us, or eat to keep us healthy. These are not mutually exclusive in any way, if we choose to eat in a common-sense way. The choice is entirely ours. I have chosen all of them, and I want to pass along some of the things I have learned since I instituted certain changes.

Now, let’s look at the record, shall we?

On March 15, 2016, my body weight was 206 pounds, confirmed by my internist, and my bathroom scale, and the way I felt like absolute dirt all of the time. March 15 was the day I implemented some sweeping, some would say radical (or insane) changes in my eating lifestyle. I have known about ketogenic “diets” since 1975, and have practiced the discipline on and off through the time since. Oddly, I cannot honestly say that there have been varying degrees of success attributable to the eating lifestyle. All variance has arisen from my inability to avoid, shun, and ignore the “foods” that were killing me more than forty years ago, and were killing me until March 15.

On December 15, 2016, I visited my internist, where I learned that my Body Mass Index (sitting at 30 on March 15) was now 20. It would be dishonest of me to write that he was less than encouraging, and congratulatory toward this success. You see, my measured weight in his intake room was 144 pounds. (Never mind that my scale at home has showed that reading in the range of 134.8 pounds to 137.4 pounds for all of the last two or three weeks, for I was wearing clothing and carrying “stuff” in my pockets at the weigh-in, and decidedly not carrying and wearing in my bathroom.)

You can do the math, Gentle Reader. Yes, you can. But I’ll calculate my numbers for you, just to sharpen my point.

How much weight have I lost? It’s either 62 pounds (by the internist’s scale), or 66.6 to 71.2 pounds by my scale. How many days? That would be 276 days. And that would mean I have, on average, lost one pound in 3.88 to 4.14 days. That is neither insignificant nor unhealthy. By the way, the doctor’s scale reading puts that at one pound in 4.45 days. I don’t see a significant difference. Do you? By my best reading, that would be 0.26 pounds a day, by the high-end reading on my scale it would be 0.24 pounds a day, and by the internist’s scale 0.22 pounds a day. Not in the least significant. Face it, 0.04 pounds (or 0.64 ounces) is practically nothing in this context.

Okay, so how has this happened? “It” has not “happened” in some mysterious way, or by some magic, or because of anything except the fact that I decided in late February and early March to stop eating the poison! I decided to ignore the false “nutritional science” that has given us some government agency’s “food pyramid”. I will not argue the point that whatever “they” are telling us is a fabric of lies from end to end, for I do not need to do that. You see, I have empirical, verified results to prove my points and their validity. My results prove that my eating lifestyle is both workable and practical. “Practical” because I’ve done it successfully for more than eight months. “Workable” for the same reason.

Many will whine that this eating lifestyle is too expensive. My reply is: Too expensive as compared with what, precisely? Too expensive as compared with developing Type I or Type II diabetes in later life? Too expensive as compared with developing life-threatening illnesses and syndromes at a time when it is “inconvenient” for you? Too expensive as compared with feeling perfectly horrible all of the time now, and likely even worse later? Too expensive as compared with trusting the fast food joints and restaurants and even your family and friends not to poison you over an extended period of time? Too expensive as compared with becoming ever more unhealthy for no other reason than a stupidly chosen eating lifestyle?

Well, the answers to all of those questions are completely up to you. You are utterly free to choose to eat as you wish, regardless of the personal and public health outcomes, which I will remind you are either positive or negative. If you are depending upon “others” now for the time when you might become diseased or otherwise affected by your eating lifestyle, you are being most foolish indeed. (But it is your choice, you know, so maybe that will comfort you both now and in the indeterminate future.)

By which I mean to hammer home this point: Your choices are entirely yours, and you will live through the outcome of your choices. Or you will die with them. Do you understand?

Now, let’s get a few things straight, please.

First, there are entire classes of food you cannot eat. It is a short list:

  • Poly-unsaturated fats, vegetable oils, and the like
  • Carbohydrates:
    • Sugars
    • Sugar cognates (honey, sugar alcohols, molasses, and such)
    • Starches

That is the whole list. Sorry, but it’s that simple. If you “must have pasta”, and you “must have potatoes”, and you “must have bread”, and you “must have sugar”, then the conclusion is this: You have taken your choice!

On the other hand, should you have decided to be an actual adult, you probably have a very good chance to succeed in this kind of thing. The “adult thing” for you is to study it, and decide if you even want to try. If you want to try, you must decide both what “affording it” and “being able to afford it” are. Those are, likewise, your decisions to take, for no one is going to force the decision upon you, while you in fact have a decision to take, but only if you take it soon enough, such as now. The decisions will only be forced upon you when it is too late to take your own decisions. You will not like the decisions that will be taken on your behalf!

So. Do you want to take your own decisions? If you do, you must first study your problem. What is your mind thinking when you consume unhealthy food? Do you have a chance of understanding what “unhealthy food” even means, if you are depending upon a government agency to give you that information? The information is there, most certainly, on the Internet, in public libraries, on the Internet in public libraries(!), and elsewhere. It is up to you to inform yourself.

Suggestions: Look into the matter of nutrition as it applies in your case. Use your public library, or your Internet link, or talk with your doctor, or some health professional. You very well might receive conflicting information, and you still must decide what to hear, to what you will attend, and how your health will be affected by your decision. I don’t know what I’m going to write about next, but possibly it will be why I fry everything in pork lard, cold-pressed oils (coconut, almond, avocado, walnut, sesame, and olive). Or why I use a lot of salted creamery butter. They’re all awfully good!

I like good! Not only that, I might post a recipe or two.



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