Some thoughts on food

Though i may not yet have found a diet that works for me, i am getting there.

Dog food intrigues me. Matilda does very well on a steady diet of it. It seems to provide her body everything it needs to live.

Through experimentation with meal replacement products i was hoping for a single source of source of nutrition that would provide all my sustenance needs – just as Matilda’s food provides all her needs. And food preparation would be a snap! I never enjoyed cooking.

Though the meal replacement products i have experimented with appear to be well thought out efforts to provide a well-balanced diet, the one-size-fits-all products that may be necessary to insure sales and profitability weren’t working for me. Diabetes and other health issues are the reasons. My body did not react well to some of the ingredients in these blends of foods.

With a year long preparation underway for a life of travel and living off the grid, i thought that this would be a good opportunity for moving towards a diet that works for me and would be consistent with my life on the road.

So here’s a couple of ways i’m doing this…

  • I don’t keep anything in the house that I shouldn’t eat.
  • I make it difficult to get to a store to buy the food i shouldn’t eat.

Both of these rules are not easy to follow. Each requires a certain amount of will power to be successful but by far a lot less than the will power i need to avoid a cinnamon bun sitting in the refrigerator.