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It is amazing how much we can get done without being preoccupied by the thought of eating every 3 hours. Like going out for a nice walk (yes, even on this cloudy morning).
I skipped breakfast this morning and went for a walk instead. Then I went to work. I had a hunger ping around 10:15 AM, but I ignored it and it went away 3 minutes later.
I came home at “lunch time” (weird how we call it a name based around food) and my wife and I shared a good espresso (with heavy cream!). Then I consulted with my stomach to see if it had hunger. It didn’t, so I decided not to eat and went back to work a little earlier to get some emailing done (instead of waiting until tonight).
I’m at work now and I feel great, liberated, and suddenly have so much more time.
AND, being in an unfed state, my body is enjoying more fat-burning hormones. A from a continuous flow of fuel from stored fat, I’m completely focused and clear-headed.
Tonight my wife and I had duck confit — it was marinaded over the weekend, cooked on Sunday, preserved in its fat until today, and heated skin-side down in a skillet tonight until crispy and heated through. (Incredible!) We had the duck confit with stir-fried leeks in butter and bacon (delicious). For dessert, we had fresh blueberries mixed in homemade whipped cream, along with an espresso (heaven!).
We truly enjoyed our dinner to complete gustatory satisfaction — and the best part was that we enjoyed it with each other while talking about our day.
The point of this post is that I don’t have to obsess over eating, yet still enjoy my food immensely… when it really counts.