The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat. Albert Einstein

I couldn’t have said it better myself, Mr. Einstein!

Intermittent fasting was going really well. Not anymore! I’m not sure when it happened, but I dropped the ball or rather, I picked up the pork chop! It has to be the curse of 2020!

Seriously though, it has been difficult to focus, the unusual has become typical and the outlandish is mundane. Amidst all the virus news, the upcoming election, the economy, the open displays of mental instability among citizens and celebrity….I feel compelled to eat. And it’s not the junk food cravings. It’s prime rib and mashed potatoes, barbecue chicken with macaroni and cheese or Haitian griot with black rice. Yum. Help!

Aha! I have found the culprit and connected the dots with the meals described. Mashed potatoes. Macaroni and cheese. Rice. Serotonin! This hormone is released in the body while eating carbohydrates like those found in the foods I’ve described. Serotonin is known as the feel good hormone and it is triggered to release in the body when taking antidepressants. Big Pharma and Big Food have done it again! We’re on drugs even when we’re not actually on drugs!

Very well. I will continue Intermittent Fasting. It has been successful in the past, I had great energy and I wasn’t hungry all the time like other diets. That is until I messed up and needed my carb fix.

My next attempt at returning to my previously healthy weight will be through clean eating. Sounds absolutely boring and tasteless.

So much for “Feel Good Friday” huh?

If you’re lucky enough to have gotten rid of your Quarantine weight or you’re naturally slim, go play in traffic! Sorry, I’m only kidding ( I’m a little touchy). No, really, do me a favor this weekend. Have an exceedingly sinful meal or dessert for my sake. I’ll be having.. whatever gruel they serve on the Clean Eating Menu. There’s still a chance for me to have a Hot Girl Summer. It’s 2020. Who knows what September will bring?

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