French Word of the Day: carême (car-em)- Lent
I’ve mentioned my new diet in the past. After getting my new diagnosis, I unleashed my inner journalist and researched everything I possibly could about food.
My diet now cuts out high sodium, white flour, white sugar, beef, and dairy (obviously). That’s right. I’m one of those annoying people who only eat whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein.
And dark chocolate. Which is totally a healthy food.
I’ll be eating mostly at home, because trying to find a low sodium, dairy free, whole grain option at restaurants is rather like trying to fit the Sears Tower through the eye of a needle: impossible.
As I’m already giving up most food, I’ve decided not to give anything up for Lent. I think this more than counts. In solidarity, my mom and sister Alyssa will be joining my diet. (There you go! I’ve called you both out, so now you have to follow through )
I also tried to guilt my dad into following it, but he has informed me that as he grew up as a Methodist, Catholic guilt won’t work on him.
If anyone wants to try to talk him off drinking 3 million sodas a day (how about just going down to one a day?), I already played the “sick daughter” card and failed. Good luck.