As any regular reader of the blog well knows, I’ve been struggling with my weight my whole life. Well, since I was in high school. So, nearly 20 years now. People who see me might be surprised to find that I don’t eat or drink what overweight people either usually or stereotypically eat and drink. For example, all I drink all day is water. At least 1.5 L per day. Sometimes I’ll have half or a third of a small bottle of Caffeine-Free Diet Pepsi, but that’s a rare instance. I don’t drink coffee, I don’t drink milk, I don’t drink alcohol (I’ve never drank that), I don’t drink milkshakes or malteds or anything else of the like, no matter how delicious I know they are. On the rare, rare, rare occasions I go out to breakfast with my family, I have a big glass of orange juice with it, but we’re talking about a once-a-year occurrence.
As for what I eat, I don’t eat fast food, I don’t eat junk food of any kind, I don’t eat a lot of salt/sugar/fat. Most of that is because I don’t have the money to buy it as much as it is the fact it’s not good for me, but still. It’s a great diet. Every day for breakfast, except on Fridays when I have to plain cake donuts, I eat a bowl of Raisin Bran. I can’t remember the last time I ate a hamburger, a taco, or a slice of pizza. When I see overweight people, whether they’re smaller than I am or bigger, standing in line at fast food restaurants, I just cringe. Have they any concept of how stupid they look? You’re fat! Eat a salad! Hell, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is cheap and healthier than McDonalds/Burger King/Taco Bell/Wendy’s/etc. I’d personally love to eat more fruits and vegetables than I currently do, but they’re expensive, and I can only eat what I can afford, and I try to buy the healthiest stuff I can despite my budgetary limitations.