Thank you, Amber! I feel better about my love of beef, now. I don’t tolerate chicken well, especially since the gastrectomy. If it’s not a chicken thigh the stomach rebels. I cannot eat anything lean any more without broth or added fat - just too uncomfortable.
Actually it doesn’t sound nuts at all. I thought about what you said, and when I lost my first 200lbs or so it was with zero variety, eating mostly ground beef and beef heart, with veggies. This was done out of necessity, as at the time I was unemployed and very disabled, however I had the best results. I try for tendon and stuff because I have joint issues more for variety. I notice it compliments the low-inflammation of the diet well.
Seafood is definitely hit or miss here. Fresh raw squid would be a no-brainer, but we just don’t have the availability here, sadly. Frozen fish I just never eat. I…have no idea why. Just don’t eat it. Mind shuts off, don’t cook it. No clue, since I never have the issue with meat.
A lack of variety is actually the best thing for someone with food addiction. Variety is dangerous, I’d argue, for us.
In therapy, I call it “analysis paralysis” because when we have too many choices we cannot make good decisions. Like for kids, you should always just give them one of maybe 3 choices tops. Too many choices is counterproductive. I often forget to apply that to myself So. Not crazy at all. If anything, sound psychology on your part, Amber.