I love food, I’ve always loved food, although unfortunately I haven’t always chosen the food that loves me back. There are far too many photos from my past to prove this, where I was either porky or sickly skinny, neither of which was much fun. It’s taken me the best part of 30 years to develop a healthy relationship with food and figure out what and how to eat. Of course getting to this point has taken a lot of trial and error with what and how not to eat.
The short story is that eating shit doesn’t work for me. If I eat shit, my body feels like shit and that has a knock on effect to my mental state which means I’m really just walking around feeling like a shitty bag of shit. I’m not happy and consequently no one around me is happy.
Now I’ve finally found a place where I’m comfortable with what I’m putting in my body and confident that it’s giving me the right nourishment for health and energy. My dietary approach is what some people would call clean, others primal or paleo-ish; I’m a fucker for adapting the rules to suit myself whatever I do so it’s a bit difficult to put a label on it. The fact is, you can call it whatever the hell you want but what it really comes down to is just eating real goddam food. Forget about the processed crap, e-numbers and unpronounceable ingredients (what the fuck is a disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate for fuck’s sake?). I kind of think if you can’t say it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it, the fewer modifications and molestations your food has to go through before it hits your plate the better. If you base your diet around real, fresh food as a starting point you can’t really go too far wrong.
I should add a disclaimer here that I make no claims at dietary qualifications or expertise. I make my nutrition choices based on information I’ve collected through reading, osmosis and self-experimentation but I don’t think I’ve found the holy grail and I’m always trying to learn more. All I aim to do here is share what I enjoy which is damn good food and to provide a bit of light hearted entertainment seasoned with a healthy dose of profanity along the way. So please, raise a fork to real food and a middle finger to shit with me, and enjoy!