rather than start a new thread, thought it would be better to report a few things here.
Over the last year, I have gradually striven to get control
over eating, in the sense of knowing when I've had enough, and trying to stop at that
moment, rather than continuing on due to enjoying the taste. With that gradual preparation, over the last week I'm once again attempting the extra step of basically eating breakfast, then lunch, but no dinner.
(If I do have something at night, if the process is unsettling me too much, I have something very light and easily digestible, so that the anxiety is quelled, but the digestion is not taxed.) Here's what I am noticing, real observations: I sleep better,
without the usual interruptions due to food fermenting away in my gut while the rest of the body tries to get some rest; mindfulness is a little easier to establish and maintain,
as well as being a bit clearer; and sexual lust is easier to keep under control. (Note, I said 'easier
' and not easy
- but any help is better than none!
I'm finding so far that on two meals a day - having a decent breakfast, then lunch, and avoiding junk
like sugary foods (getting there), and instead having balanced and healthy meals
as much as possible - that I'm not feeling weak (I did in the first few days, but that's almost gone now); rather I'm feeling normal but just more calm,
and so far, I like this.
(And by the way, I advise everyone to get a decent water purifier, so that one can make oneself herbal teas, and other sustaining drinks, or even just enjoy water without the toxic substance sodium flouride
that many governments now put into it - your body will thank you.