Beginning the New Year with a fast

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Started 2009 with a good 30-odd hour fast. Not eating is a lot easier for me than eating in moderation. But I will eat in moderation in 2009.

What's healthy and nutrient packed to start off with my first breakfast / lunch? No wonder I over-eat so much, I substitute quality (in the sense of figuring out what I need to eat) for quantity, and then just let the poor body process it all...

So: Soymilk and cereal (a small amount) and a banana.

An apple and a peach at some point.

Vegetables, and possibly corn tortilla chips, with the leftover salsa and hummus.

And that's all. For today, and for every day this year, no uncontrolled snacking and no huge portions at meals.

It's not about weight, it's about health, feeling healthy, not using overeating as a drug, and the fact that calorie restriction has some of the strongest evidence for longer life and that there's a lot of people, one younger than me in particular, and things to do that I want to stay alive a long time for.