I like to eat raw oats with rice milk. If I am in a dessert mood I add honey or agave.
I like to eat salads, the greener the better.
I like to eat beans. Hardly a day goes by I don’t eat the “magical fruit, the more you eat…”
I like salsa, specifically Pico de Gallo. I make one every Sunday.
So on Monday, in my office at work, I combined all of them. The epitome of raw, wholesome food. I thought it was a very efficient delivery system for my essential nutrients. I am not guilty of “food porn” and rarely take pictures of my meals, but I did send a shot to my brother-in-law. His response got me thinking….
I think that has to fall more in the direction of fuel as opposed to food. I mean…I like all of those things, but I am not sure I would like them together.”
Looks good on you though! – Caddyshack
At what point does Food become Fuel?
I am two years into my plant-based diet. I flipped my food pyramid upside down after my bypass surgery at the age of 40. Early on, I recall, feeling overwhelmed every time I looked at my plate. A quarter of the plate was missing, what on earth could fill that void? Early on I used some wean products; tofu, vegan cheese, hot dogs. But I always came back to my basics, beans, oats, salad.
As my taste buds lost their thirst for fat and sugar, I began to crave simple foods. My body began to run really clean. You could set a swiss train schedule on my bowel movements.
Recently, the progression has moved to Fuel. I love to cook on the weekends for fun but during the week, I eat for energy.