God loves the brave. If you always just do “the right thing” by society’s standards, and never let go of control every once in a while and feel the rush of wind in your face that a calculated risk can bring, life becomes a numbing experience.
Not that you need to be a senseless risk taker. Only when it counts. You’ll be wiser for it. And next time, you’ll be better at it. You regret what you didn’t do, my mother once said. And that statement rings true.
Sometimes I almost say, we’re fat because we’re bored – bored and stressed. For goodness sake, ride a bike through Cambodia for a change, take a crack at that get-rich-scheme, trade partners if you like, do something. Burn some calories.
Here’s another unconventional suggestion. For food addicts, I say, drink. Just don’t eat. On that special occasion, eat or drink, but don’t do both. You’ll project a different energy. It’ll get your blood flowing. But don’t drive. And have one of my smoothies before going to bed, you won’t get a dehydration headache the next morning.
Please understand, you don’t have to be vegan. The Gault Diet isn’t fascist. You just do a little less. Not quit meat and dairy. And more of the staple recipes that are on my website.
It isn’t expensive. It doesn’t require a great deal of time to prepare. You don’t have to suffer through the prolonged agony of a diet that doesn’t work out in the end.
You eat piles of fruit. You shave off a few carrots and rinse them. Celery stocks. The right kind of nuts and trail mix for some extra protein. Every day you eat my chocolate bar which is a super-food and super delicious, protein and calcium packed.
And have yourself a glass of wine.