If this reads a little weird it's because this is a response to Tim's comment this morning and not actually a blog post. But with some sleight-of-hand on my part spurred on by extreme laziness I've attempted to turn it into a blog post.
My problem with every diet I've ever tried is the first few months are fine, I'm motivated and gung ho, but sooner or later, for one reason or another I start backslideing into my old ways.
I see two things that would cause me problems with the diet called the Keto diet. A big one is I either can't, won't, or I'm too lazy to cook. That may sound strange coming from a guy who owned two restaurants. But somewhere along the line I never developed the skills, the desire, or the knowledge to cook a meal for myself. I guess I've always had people around me that were great cooks so there was no reason for me to learn.
Another reason would be, in a way I live two lives. A winter life on the road traveling around and feeding myself mostly preprepared food. And in the summer boondocking at my daughter's house where I eat 90% of my meals with my family, and have little or no control over what is prepared, but whatever it is if it's put in front of me I eat it. [Refer back to the previous reference to The children in China].
Now it's not like I've never tried to cook. When I first moved into the Arctic Fox I had every intention of cooking some of my meals. I bought a Mini Crockpot, a food saver thingy that you use to seal up plastic bags of food, Tupperware to store leftovers, and even a food chopper that I could throw a handful of vegetables or fruit in and make a really disgusting drink.
I cooked a couple of meals early on in my full timing life and discovered things that made me not want to go through that again. It messed up an amazing amount of pots, pans, and cooking utensils that needed to be washed. Washing and rinsing all the stuff that it took to make that meal for one person used up a lot of water, especially the rinsing. Water is precious to a boondocker living in the desert, and even though I caught that soapy water in a dishpan and used it to flush the toilet it's still a lot of drinking water going to waste.
The other problem is, and this is a serious one ....... I'm lazy. Cooking meals takes time, preparation, a cabinet full of various spices, sauces, and cooking doodads that have to be acquired and used before they go bad, which is hard to do when you're cooking for one. So when I'm sitting in my easy chair thinking about making something for lunch, the thought of doing anything that takes more time than opening a can of soup has little chance of ever getting done.
When you're staying in RV parks cooking a meal its a lot easier. You've got an unlimited water supply, your plugged into shore power so your Crockpot, and your toaster oven work. You can wash greasy pots and pans all day if you want to knowing the dishwater's going straight out into the RV Park's sewer line and not into your holding tanks. And there's probably a grocery store right down the street if you need another ingredient.
But boondocking in the desert areas is different from most other places. For one thing It's hard to find free water. Water is expensive in the desert, not always readily available, and often not very tasty. So if you want to enjoy boondocking without having to run into town every week or so to buy water and pay to dump the tanks where all that water goes when you're done with it, you learn to conserve. And two of the best ways to conserve the most water is don't take long showers, and don't wash many dishes.
So anyway like I said before I'll dive a little deeper into the Keto diet and see if I can find a way to make it work for me because I know I need to eat healthier but eating healthier is a lot of work, and work is not something I get involved in if at all possible.
my camera set up behind the Arctic Fox taking some video of the sunset. believe it or not, I call this fun.