A few days ago I posted that starting January 1st I would be eating only organic foods. Do you know what niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid make? Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. My favorite.
Ideally I will be eating only organic food for the rest of my life.
I am a realist, though, and so in order to curb my temptations my challenge has an end date of June 1st. On June 1st I will re-evaluate how my challenge went and if I will continue.
I’m doing this for other reasons.
- Health: The science is in, folks. Food or poison (responsible for the insane amount of cancer and disease we have in America)? I want real food.
- Vanity: I told you I want a six-pack. The reason that I carry around an extra 10lbs of weight is because of my snacking. This will stop if I go cold turkey and only can eat what I purchase at the store.
- Money: It’s cheaper. Eating only organic food for five months will in fact save me money. I can’t eat fast food or drink three beers every Friday at the bar anymore. The long-term savings of health costs are also beneficial.
I am convinced that fat people eat because they are hungry. The food they eat is not actually feeding them, because there is no nutrition in it.
The What-If’s and Foreseeable Challenges
I’ve been getting a lot of feedback from folks over the past few weeks about the challenge. It’s amazing to see how emotional and defeated people get when talking about it. The most common responses are ”I could never do that” and “It’s too expensive.”
Here are my challenges and solutions:
- It’s Rude To Turn Down Dinner Invitations. My solution: Respectfully inform the host that for health and personal reasons, I only eat organic food. I can bring my own, or help pay for organic ingredients. If nothing can be worked out, then the dinner invitation can wait until after June 1.
- Dating. The most popular place to go on a date is the restaurant. My solutions: cook at home (girls like a guy who cooks, right?) Find organic restaurants. Do something other then eat.
- This Will Kill My Social Life. Solutions: Not true. Drinking beer and eating crappy fried food does not mean I will loose my friends. I can invite people over to have a drink (where I can drink organic drinks). Or I can actually forego drinking that night, which is even the better deal.
- I’m Not A Great Cook…Yet. Solution: This book.
I can’t wait for summer when I’m in the full swing of clean food, healthy mind and body. I signed up for the Warrior Dash for the summer. By that time, I should be feeling ready to take it on!