*Test - One Week Of Nothing But Beans And Rice*
I started out to test myself to see what itís like to just eat rice and beans (yes I know itís not really a complete protein) with no seasonings at first, just plain Jane. Well that was the plan anyway.
My plan was to eat a different bean every day and on the last day I planned to mix all the beans together in a bean soup. Things that needed to be soaked were soaked at night time on the day before. I then used the water to water the house plants. Then I refilled the crock pot and cooked the beans.
Day 1: Bland and kind of boring.
Day 2: Kind of already dreading it. (Food aversion starting to kick in after 5th time eating it ). At dinner time I added beef bouillon cubes.
Day 3: Starting to think "This is stupid and no point.". Kind of dreading eating. Starting to put off meals till I get really hungry. I started just eating as quick as I could just to get it over with.
Day 4: This is where it started to really go downhill (10th time in a row). Adding all kinds of spices to the mix. Starting to really dread meal time. Wife is noticing a change in my behavior ( I'm getting grouchy). Noticed a lot more energy. Could be that Iím just ticked off all the time now.
Day 5: I skipped breakfast. Just don't really want to eat. I go into the kitchen and then the "bean smell" hits me. Around dinner time an onion committed suicide on my chopping board and all the pieces jumped into my beans.
Day 6: Angry and rationalizing my way out. I went into the pantry many times and said to myself, "It will not really be like this, so the test is all crap.". McDonald's for breakfast. I quit. I have lots of food put away so I donít have to do this crap. If there was no food in the world, then fine. But as of right now? No way! I don't mind adding beans and rice to my food. But every day just beans and rice? That's just not going to happen.
What did I learn from this?
Things that could have been done better?
I might try this again one day with full spices and adding things to the beans and rice to make it the best that I can.
But... Don't think that just because you have rice and beans you're good to go (at least not in my case). This just goes to prove... ďStore what you eatĒ.
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