Posted in EATING OUT, TIPS OR NOT

COWARDS EAT COWS. WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE?

People want you to do what they’re doing. It makes them feel more comfortable if you’re as fat as they are, or at least if you’re dining out together, that you eat as much as they do. Or eat the same kinds of food. Or drink the same drinks. Smoke the same cigarettes, wear the same clothes, watch the same movies. What no alcohol? A zillion stories flow and none of them are designed at that moment to make you feel good.

What, no meat? What’s an animal? You said you were animal-free, is that the same as vegan? I didn’t know milk and cheese were animals. Yeah, well if it contains the cells of an animal, it’s an animal. What’s a cell? Milk and cheese don’t have feelings. Cows can’t feel. Then why do you keep saying they’re happy? I don’t care if they’re happy or sad, I like cheese. Nobody cares, so why do you? Don’t you want a bite of my juicy steak? That’s not blood. No, it isn’t. It’s not the same thing. Cows can’t think.

What do you want a pat on the back? Pity? Everybody’s looking for pity these days, and they’re getting a shit load of it. That’s right a truckload of bull shit, human shit, chicken shit, who cares where it came from if it looks and smells like shit. It’s all a lie.

Non-vegan people say they admire vegans. No, they don’t. When you admire someone, you want to be them. You can’t, so you copy their behavior. Everybody tried to look like Marilyn Monroe. Why? Because they wanted to be like her, so they tried to look like her. People lie when they say they admire someone they don’t try to emulate. The two don’t fit.

Oh, I wish I could be a vegan, but I couldn’t.

What these people can’t do is be the outsider in the group, family, work, church, bar. When you walk in, others move away. You remind them of what they want to be but CAN’T? It’s the rejection YOU CAN’T TAKE. It’s not the food. Turn your nose up to a plant, but not to dismembering a cow and gorging on the flesh and blood?

At least be honest about it. You’ve heard what people say.

Why? You don’t care why. Because if you cared, you’d have to tell yourself the truth. And that great person you always thought you were disappears. Only for as long as it takes you to make a correction in your life, though. You can get that great person back, without cannibalizing anybody, and feel much better about confronting the WHY and acting on it.

Go ahead, give it a try, ask yourself WHY.

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Posted in EATING OUT

DON’S LIGHTHOUSE DAY 33

Okay, so I didn’t meet expectations regarding the AFC RAPID FAT-LOSS DIET, but Steve thought I put myself on a solid path to lose more and I agree. So that meant a dinner party for two for lunch. It was a surprise. All I knew was we had to take a bus  – a nice one that travels fast. I thought maybe we were going downtown for Impossible burgers, but we stopped midway at Don’s Lighthouse.

He knew they only served a vegan main dish for dinner, so called in advance and the chef said he’d be happy to make it for lunch. I was in animal-free heaven. I’m so accustomed to eating side dishes prepared by people who don’t want to prepare anything absent the animal. This was a joy. The service was beautiful. The wine excellent. It’s been a  while since I had a Vouvray. Even dessert. Vegan? Yea! Tripe orange sorbet. Once I discovered they had chocolate syrup by Hershey that was vegan I was all set. A shot of the Vouvray over the sorbet and chocolate was divine. A perfect meal that deserved a congratulatory comment to the chef face to face.






 

Posted in = DIET FOOD, EATING OUT

Refried Beans @El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurant = Diet food

Okay, we all like to eat out, probably more than eating in. Some were raised that way, others wished they were.

You don’t have to cook, clean dishes, argue with your family, everybody’s happy.

But it doesn’t even matter if sometimes we experience bad or rough or not so great times when eating out – we all still do it – sometimes putting the onus on ourselves, or we look for better places and they abound – they’re everywhere.

Who wants diet food when they eat out? Okay, some elitists skinnies do. But that’s not the rest of us.

As all vegans know, it’s not easy-going without the animal in the food when we eat out, because restaurateurs want to keep the animal in – everything if they had their way.

So, I found a place that not only keeps the animal fat out of the refried beans, but there’s no fat, which is right up my fat-reducing alley. Plus they’re creamy delicious! And they serve $2.50 bottled beer on designated days. Steve always gets Heineken, I get Modelo Negra.

They also on designated days have a taco bar, so I can load my refried beans up with cilantro, tomato, onion, lettuce, (Jalapeno peppers, not for me), green and red salsa.

I also get tortilla chips and salsa and I do limit myself to 8 chips to use as scoopers for the entire dish. I could in future request flour tortillas that would help with the total fat grams – we’ll see.

A glass of red wine, a plate of side dish refried beans, 8 chips and all the trimmings, which are free foods (negligible calories and fat) = 451 calories and 6.6 grams of fat. The Fat Calorie to Total Calorie Ratio = 13% (well below the 25%-35% recommendation by the government forces that set them.

Now, if I omit the chips and don’t sub in the plain flour tortillas, this becomes a fat-free animal-free meal. However, when eating out, it doesn’t make much sense to deprive myself to that extent. I’m doing everything else right and they deep fry in 100% vegetable oil.

For all these reasons, I’m placing El Jalapeno’s refried beans on the Fat-Free Chef = Diet Food list.






 

Posted in EATING OUT, TIPS OR NOT

CUTTING BACK ON SALAD DRESSING

When I eat out and order a salad, the salad dressing is usually placed on the side of the plate or bowl.

In the past I would pour the whole container of dressing over the salad, then ask for another one.

Now what I do is keep it to the side and dip the veggies from the salad, just the tip, into the dressing and eat the salad that way.

It cuts down on calories and fat. I eat slower and enjoy each veggie in the salad more.






 

Posted in EATING OUT, FROM THE NET

Tom Brady of New England Patriots backs vegan meal delivery

Tom Brady endorses meal subscription service

Plant-based meal company Purple Carrot of Massachusetts announced Tuesday a partnership with the New England Patriots quarterback, unveiling a line of TB12 meals that follow Brady’s rigid diet.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The company began selling the meals Tuesday morning at $78 per week (six meals), which is a $10 premium over the company’s regular meal plan.

Brady’s meals will differ from what Purple Carrot normally sells in that they will, per Brady’s stipulations, be higher-protein, gluten-free and limited in soy and refined sugar. None of the meals will contain recipes with dairy, eggs, seafood, meat or processed foods…

Finish reading: Tom Brady of New England Patriots endorses meal subscription business


FAT-FREE CHEF Comment: Could be a weight loss plan in the making.

Check out some of the Neanderthal ramblings and musings in the comment section of the linked article.

“Casey Beaver – “there must be a mistake Tom, you gave me the food my food eats” – Vince Wilforks”

 






 

Posted in EATING OUT, GOOD PLAIN STUFF, VEGGIES

EATING VEGGIES OUT

Usually if I eat out, I’m not going to diet. However, sometimes I’ll want to go out for a couple drinks during one of those times when I’m doing low-fat. Since I always eat when I drink alcohol, then I’ll go to a restaurant/lounge where I know I can get great tasting veggies and simply order them vegan style. This usually means sautéed with oil and fresh garlic, a little lemon or wine and maybe a drizzle of balsamic glaze. And it usually means green.

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