All living beings abide by this rule: Take something in, move something out.
You can get all esoteric about this rule (trust me, given the opportunity, I will), but today I’d like you to take it literally. It’s another way of saying that you are going to have to eat, so you might as well plan for that.
Planning to eat looks like this: Breakfast happens around this time. Lunch happens a few hours later. Dinner, the meal we eat a few hours before going to sleep.
Adzuki beans, turmeric rice, braised beets, and collard greens with turnips.
Grazing is a tempting way to avoid this reality, but it sucks up far more time than eating three solid meals. A few bites of this leads to dissatisfaction because we are never truly hugged from inside the way a solid meal does. More mental energy is lost feeling unfulfilled than will ever be used in the process of cooking something warm and nourishing that gives back. (It also leads to big digestive upsets, because it dances off beat to the rule of the first line.)
We’ve made something that is quite simple far too complicated. Untie the knot and suddenly life loosens up.