To go in conjunction with my new exercise regimen, I’m also making a slightly more conscious effort to the foods that wont discount my efforts. In addition to trying at slightly smaller portions, I’m also trying to fill up on more of the right foods. I’m not becoming a health freak, or anything, but when I do anything unpleasant, I tend to justify it in terms of input efforts. If I’m buying a drink at a bar, I have to wonder if its really worth an hour at Jimmy John’s. If it manages to pass that test, and say the drink in question is a full flavored stout, then I have to ask myself if its really worth 30 minutes of hard swimming. If I wasn’t working, or doing anything about my health, then I wouldn’t have any basis point from which to evaluate the merits of decision. This isn’t to suggest that I’m dry, or that I don’t buy anything unnecessary, but it all helps to make the most out of resource demanding decisions.
Anyway, the long point is that this applies to my food consumption choices because I can have my exercise effects go much further with better decisions.
I went to the store the other day to buy food, as I tend to do, and hit the jackpot at the discount rack. I took a ton of stuff, since it was cheap, and being green I assumed that it was healthy. A correct assumption I’m sure, though a poor assumption was that I knew what all these things were. Generally for veggies I just eat them raw, or stir fried. This works great with things like peppers, onions, carrots, and broccoli. However, for some assorted green rabbit food, I really have no idea what potential preparations exists for it. Furthermore, some of these random shrubs didn’t taste good at all. I had to chase the food down with other full flavored nibbles, but even then I was pretty limited in my ability to eat it. Some went to waste, but at least I’ve done a bit more to understand what never to buy again, ever.