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It was the Soy; Legal Smackdowns have Started

How soy makes me feel.


Fatigue, puffiness, hunger--these have been keeping me from getting much done the past few weeks. It was discouraging after I felt so well at the end of August. But when I took a look at what I was eating (Atkins bars), I saw they were full of soy protein. Soy is a thyroid inhibitor--just what I don't need. So I quit the Atkins bars and ate more real food, but got a few things from the deli. Hey, more fatty food is good, right? Not when it gives you...more fatigue, puffiness and hunger. The broccoli cheese soup and cole slaw were made with soybean oil. Into the trash they went. I was careful about what I ate today, and I'm feeling better.

One good thing about COVID has been working from, and eating at, home. I had scrambled eggs and coffee for breakfast, leftover coconut curry chicken and a green salad for lunch, and the same chicken, some homemade lentil salad and homemade low-carb chocolate chip cookies for dinner. Coincidentally, someone on a chat site I belong to posted a local restaurant receipt. I have no idea what half the items are. What are zombie dust, scooby snacks, liquid marijuana and diesel fuel? I honestly don't know whether they had lunch at a gas station, dispensary or veterinarian's office--only that the check looked as ghastly as the meal.

So it's only on principle that I care that several of Indy's bars and restaurants are suing the city for being forced to close while other businesses and schools are open. If today's decision by a federal court judge smacking down Pennsylvania's arbitrary and ongoing shutdowns is any indication, bon vivants here can soon go back to paying through the nose to abuse their stomachs.

Where I won't be running off to when this is over.
Photos from Pixabay.


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