...or so my dad might say. :p The 60s and all decades on completely passed that man.
SO. There was this study.
Yes, it's a wholly rat-based study, but it really made me think about my habits ever since I moved back to Dallas.
You may have noticed that my writing has...disappeared. It slowly dwindled until I was doing nothing at all. The past two years was nothing but the odd drabble and my 100 Prompts 100 Words
self-challenge. It's not out of any laziness. I just...can't put words together anymore. I can't remember words. Sometimes I'll be talking and completely forget what I was talking about. At first I called them "brain farts" and laughed them off until they got really, really frequent. My attention span is just GONE.
So I read the article and I got to thinking about how my eating habits changed. Two Dr. Pepper a day habit, not including the fountain drinks I'd get with combo meals. COMBO MEALS. Almost EVERY DAY. I'll get fast food for lunch during the work week. The last few years I'd go get breakfast from the fast food places too. Supper would be stuff like frozen pizzas or spaghetti or those Pasta-Roni meals. No vegetables other than maybe sometimes I'd get some fried chicken and need some green beans to go with them. Maybe some corn on the cob. Or canned Popeyes spinach. And we're not even talking once a week on that.( So I'm doing an experiment. )
So yeah, I'm using the next 2 weeks to force myself to eat new vegetables. My plan is to go--well, not COMPLETELY vegetarian, but I am also cutting out the red meat. And chicken is such a pain to cook that I tend to stay away from it too. So fish. Pescatarian? It's all for health reasons.
Now here's a question for those of you (probably most of you) that eat better than I do. When using oil for healthy cooking, what are good ones to use? I don't have any allergies, so don't hold back. I've heard olive oil is good. Any others?
Anyone ever had the gluten-free rice bread? Rice pasta? Any good?
Anyone have any good recipes to share? :D
Wish me luck. ^__^ I really, REALLY need this eating change in my life.