Fear and Trembling

Hunger Plan

Fast between breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks.

You'll find after a couple days you won't overeat at dinner.  The calories you would usually consume at lunch can be added to breakfast and dinner so you are not running a caloric deficit.

Hunger allows you to stay focused.  Suddenly, you're not thinking about snacking all of the time.  Snacking is an obsessive and neurotic behavior that has no basis in human history because typically the history of humans was characterized by longer bouts of hunger punctuated by insufficient amounts of food.

If you feel a little lightheaded, cloudy, ditzy, in the afternoon, have something a little sweet, like a coffee, a juice, or a piece of biscotti.  Don't overdo it.

Otherwise just crush water all day when you feel hunger.

If you feel your electrolytes are running low in the afternoon (feeling of dragging, metabolic deficit, wooziness), try eating a dash of salt on the tongue.  It will perk you right up.


Smartphone Accidents

First there was the hazard of talking on the phone while driving.  I would say this may have apexed around 2002-05.  Next, there was texting while driving, say 2009-2013.  Now it seems that everyone has their head down at traffic lights.  I looked around at a traffic stop yesterday and saw three drivers surrounding me in three cars all doing the knowing tilt of the head to the lap.  There is so much to do and keep up on on the phones, it appears to be addictive and neurotic to the point of self-implosion.  Anecdotally, I would have to guess that accidents on I-40 are up 35% just in the last year based on the traffic and accidents I'm see on my weekly commute to Raleigh.