In stark contrast to my six year on and off relationship with variations of the Atkins diet, today started off with fruit, and coffee lightened with almond milk. I was immediately forced to face the fact that all the good intentions in the world do not change carnivorous habits automatically. Obstacle one of the morning was a perfectly grilled ten dollar steak, sitting on a plate in the fridge begging to be cut up and cooked with cheese and an egg or three. I only mention that it is a ten dollar steak to illustrate how tempting it was and to point out how much money we will be saving with a plant based diet as opposed to the uber-carnivorous Raptor diet.
It was a day of bananas, almonds, tangerines, all natural peanut butter and vegetable brown rice. I didn’t mind the food at all, but I was reaching for a diet cola all day that was never there. Tea and I are going to become very good friends.