PANIC 101 describes my food buying over the past month. Rather than following the basics of KETO, I grabbed off the grocery store shelves dried beans, sacks of wheat flour, cornmeal, and rice. Yeah, survival foods. If and when the meat counters emptied, cartons of eggs disappeared, and fresh produce became non-existent, I planned to survive with a bounteous supply of beans, rice, and cornbread.
But, here’s the problem – I don’t like the above mentioned survival foods. I bloat, I fart, and I am never satiated. The sugar addiction has returned and my arthritic pain has increased. Oh Lord, how I miss hamburgers and greasy pork chops!
It’s a brave new world we face challenged by a virus that could kill within a week and a questionable food supply. Yes, I weakened and stumbled, but I’m back. Those survival foods will sit on my pantry shelves as intended – when nothing but twigs and roots from the nearby woods are available, I may consider making a bean and rice casserole or frying pan cornbread. But, even then there are numerous videos on YouTube concerning foraging for food in the backwoods. Wild edibles are undoubtedly healthier than that white wheat flour just waiting to screw up my lipid profile and increase my inflammation. What’s that you say? Watch out for the mushrooms – they can be deadly.