Dude, I used to avoid restaurants like the plague. The thought of eating out would fill me with anxiety (cos' of the reasons you listed) and most of the time I'd just tell friends I was broke and suggest going for a drink with them instead. But I've eased up on it a lot.
Last night I was meeting a friend at 6pm, and she's one of those people who always suggests eating out, so even though we didn't discuss it (possibly cos she knows I'm weird about it), logically I knew that she'd want to eat, so for once, I didn't eat before meeting up. She actually did a double take when we met up and I suggested we go for food! We got burgers (without the bun), and I had salad and... walnuts!!! So I got PUFAed, and I bet I won't be able to go to the toilet today (salad does that) but whatever. It feels good to be less neurotic! I can sacrifice a few things for that
I still think you can consider eating more. THAT would end your night time cravings! And you're welcome for the book! What do you think of it so far?
Originally Posted by CiKi90
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat