Can any one be 90 percent health? I believe you can, but my point here is to make living a strict life style, such as vegan eating, easily attainable.
The art of the cheat
I never really liked the word “cheat”. It implies that you’ve done something wrong. In this case, lets do something right. Let’s call it the “10 percent solution”. For me, and I think, one of my failings in life, I have a strong need to keep my options open. I believe there are way too many rules in life already, why self-impose more. When I’m restricted I have a strong desire toward that restriction. Weird? What you resist you get?
So, I came up with a personal solution that might serve you as well. I use a “10 percent solution”. It’s easy doing something for a short period of time, am I right? I make available to me the possibility to eat anything and everything I want at any time. I can dream about the food, I can plan menus with it, I can even cook it. I know that if I really want to, I can partake of the forbidden. But I don’t 90 % of the time. I leave the door open to eating meat and/or dairy and eggs, one day per week. Funny thing is that by making it possible, I don’t want it as often. Only about 10 percent of the time, not even once per week.
Removing the NO-NO
If you remove the forbidden, amazingly the deep lingering desire also is gone. At least for me. Since starting this plan around mid December (yes I know that it’s only been a month) I have planned to eat meat every weekend only to find I didn’t really want it. In fact, I’ve exercised the 10% rule only twice this month.
Conclusions and recommendations
I concluded long ago that if I eat a 90% vegan diet, I will clean the plaque from my arteries and in turn lose the 100 pounds I’ve gained from having no testosterone in my body. I’m a two time testicular cancer survivor. The goal is to accomplish this in the year 2012.
I recommend that if you have dietary health issues that are causing you to be uncomfortable or to worry about your longevity, join the fun. We’ll work through it together, it really isn’t that hard. It can even be fun watching people squirm when you tell them you are a vegan. Tell them you are a member of Jughandle’s Fat Farm and start a conversation. What can it hurt? – Jughandle