As Lent comes around once again, I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do for it. It's not that I'm religious, far from it, but it does no harm to practice going without or trying something new for 6 weeks. There are 'fast days' in Lent and last year I did a fast day for the whole of Lent. A fast day is 1 large meal and 2 small meals. But I kept it up after Lent and I don't eat in the evening anymore once I've had my tea. Some days, I don't even eat 3 meals and can get by on 2.
We all eat far too much and our stomachs never seem to get a rest. When you break it down, we are eating about 7 meals a day - we get up and have breakfast, then something around mid-morning and then lunch/dinner. Then we have a mid-afternoon snack before our evening dinner or tea. Then we'll be eating again mid-evening before finishing up with supper, and that's not even counting the in-between snacking. It's no wonder we have an obesity crisis.
I've made other changes to my diet in the last year as well. I've cut out cereals as much as possible and when I eat bread now, I usually eat white bread. I've come to the conclusion, we are not really supposed to eat wheat and other cereals, they cause me digestive problems and I feel much better without them so I'm on a high protein/fat, low carb diet now. I am genetically predisposed to having type 2 diabetes and I've found that wheat and other wholegrain cereals just seem to turn to fat around the waist line and I don't rock the 'weeble' look.
I've also come to the conclusion that all the dietary advice we've been given for the last 30 years is wrong and it can't be a coincidence that when other countries adopt the western diet they see rises in cancer, heart problems and obesity.
BTW - If you don't know what a 'weeble' is, follow the link -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0OQBdIhsc