The more I read, the more frustrated I become.
Wheat is poison! Avoid whole grains!
Cow milk is for baby cows! Humans are not meant to digest lactose beyond infancy! Stay away from all dairy!
Fruit is too high in sugar and causes cravings!
Corn is bad for you! Avoid all corn!
Sugar causes heart disease and inflammation!
Agave nectar and honey are bad!
Artificial sweeteners are evil!
Soda is bad! Coffee is bad! Anything with caffeine is bad! Therefore, even green tea is bad!
Avocados are high in calories! Avoid them!
Beans are no good! Humans are not meant to eat legumes! This means peanuts, too!
Smoked meats cause cancer! No ham, pepperoni, bacon, or smoked sausage!
Farmed salmon is bad for you! Canned tuna is full of mercury! Red meat is bad for your heart and hard to digest! Commerially processed poultry is just wrong on so many levels!
Egg Beaters are too processed!
All processed food is evil!
I mean really, what's left? Just vegetables? Okay, I know to eat vegetables.
It really SHOULDN'T be so complicated.
I am just logging my food, counting my calories, trying to get all the stuff in that I should for Week 3 of Transition, trusting the program, figuring there is no perfect diet and eventually I will figure out what agrees with my body and what doesn't.
And biking? I hurt my knee. So discouraging. Back to PT for the time being. The therapist told me if I stick with PT until my knee and hip joints are stabilized by the muscles around them, I will have fewer injuries. Right now they are so weak that even moderate exertion ends up pulling something. I can still walk the dog, though, if I am careful.
I just really wish scientists could agree on what the *ideal* human diet is.
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