Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 04: Quinoa

Four days in, and I'm following the diet very strictly, as instructed. I've eaten a lot of egg whites, and a lot of salad. I've eaten so much asparagus that my pee permanently has that obnoxious smell to it. Most of all though I've eaten a lot of quinoa. Endless bowls of fucking quinoa. Grainy, weirdly sprouting, mostly tasteless, oddly textured quinoa. Red quinoa. White quinoa. Quinoa cooked in water. Quinoa cooked in chicken broth. Quinoa with salmon. Quinoa with tuna. Quinoa with chicken.

Tonight, Mrs D asked if I wanted to take the kids out to dinner. And you know what? I do. But I don't want to have to study the menu really closely only to realize that the only thing I can probably order is yet another fucking salad. It's that, or suffer the lengthy negotiations required to ensure that meat or fish isn't cooked in butter, and that cheese isn't sprinkled on anything, or that something, somewhere in the meal might have gluten lurking in it.

I'm at a point today where I honestly have no idea what I want to eat, because I really don't want to put any real work into it right now. I've just spent all day at work working, and now I'd really rather just chill out and try to satiate the aching hunger that I feel every night.

And so far, no weight loss. Of course.

4 comments:

Josue Feliciano said...

Man, I can just feel the frustration coming through the page. I know I'm some random stranger on the internet, but I hope I can give you some encouragement and really hope you hang in there.

I'm starting my my diet after this weekend, and I hope we can both drop some pounds. Cheers my friend.

John Davison said...

I appreciate it. I try not to convey feeling sorry for myself, but the ongoing struggle with weightloss (or lack of) has been long and arduous this past year. Desperately hoping that SOMETHING starts to work soon. Thanks for the encouragement.

Susan said...

My husband is allergic to gluten, so I've had to learn to cook without it. It gets a lot easier, especially if you can find an Earth Fare or Whole Foods near you that has ready made products. If not, Bob's Red Mill is a great source of gluten free flour and mixes (like for cookies and pancakes and such).

Anonymous said...

I could eat quinoa every day... It cooks up great in our Zojirushi rice cooker (SO damn easy). Sometimes we add garlic butter when it's done. Or fresh zucchini/yellow squash (currently in season.) We mix one quarter red or black to three quarters plain quinoa. Also, you can treat it like fried rice... add shrimp or crab, etc. Don't have it the same way every day.

Super tip - it's even good cold. (as lunch leftovers!)