Saturday, February 4, 2012

Yummy salad, and psychology

I took this picture in my car.  We're on a weekend road trip to go see friends:
I really liked this salad.  It has romaine lettuce, red cabbage, kale, broccolini, cauliflower, red bell pepper, grapefruit chunks, fennel, red onion, seed mixture, and vinegar.  Hard to believe such a healthy salad would taste good but it did.

We're visiting old friends.  The psychology part of the post is that yesterday I bought our favorite ice cream, beer, and bagels to bring to our friends.  I got jealous remembering enjoying these foods with them.  So I overate on fruit.  Could have been worse.  It gives me an appreciation for how hard it can be for people to follow this diet when you have many associations with good times with friends and family and eating.  It's a whole body and mind memory.  I just have to create new memories with these friends.    I'll get practice this weekend. My next moment this weekend was tonight watching them eat their cheesy bread and pizza and wishing I could join them.  Then I said to myself:  you can have it if you want.  then I thought:  oh, I'd feel awful if I ate that.  then the urge went away.  lesson learned:  it's a choice.   I'm sure there will be more moments as the weekend goes on.  They are having home-made belgian waffles for breakfast.  But I will wake up feeling great and hopefully go for a nice jog.  it's just a choice.  we are all happy with our choices and hopefully can live in harmony with each other.  :)


Kate said...

I don't always comment but always enjoy your posts. Thank you.

kneecap said...

thanks so much, Kate!

Anonymous said...

I notice that you put a lot of raw cruciferous vegetables in your salads. Do you worry about them having goitrogens?

kneecap said...

Great question, anonymous. Dr. fuhrman has been asked this a lot lately. He says it's only a problem if you don't get enough iodine, which you can get in a supplement if you don't eat salt. He also said that there have been no tests of this on human subjects, only on lab animals fed extremely high dosages. So it's not really proven. However, he also mentioned that an elderly lady who ate nothing (and I mean nothing) but bok choy had problems. I've been a little concerned about this myself. I hope Dr. Fuhrman is right!