Week 8 – In Appreciation of the Grill
Most healthy diets suck. Keto is passable for a while, but the lack of potato chips is a limiting factor. Low fat is just.. Ugh, not thanks. Vegan? Vegetarian? I don’t even want to think about the mental contortions you have to go through to tell yourself “This seitan is really good. I enjoy seitan. Seitan is a think I wish to eat more of.”
The problem with diets is that they are all negative. You can’t eat meat. You can’t eat chips. You can’t eat outside of a particular time window.
That shit don’t work. You can’t even not think about a pink elephant.
So instead, I propose you think about it as an active thing. You need to get certain things into your body. How will you actively go about doing it.
On thing your body needs, no matter what the diet, is high-quality protein and fiber. It would be nice to do that in as few calories as possible, so you can spend your calories on other stuff. Did you know an entire Hershey has only 210 calories. That’s like 2 tablespoons of olive oil. If you could cut out that oil from your meat prep, you could go and actively have a Hershey’s bar. Or three ounces of Scotch. Pick your poison.
Fortunately, like every Red Blooded American, you own a grill. Or if not GTFO and go get one.
Grills are great. They cover your meat with smoke and cook it without having to add any oil. That means you are saving calories that you can actively go spend on chocolate or Scotch or whatever your poison is.
There are lots of vegetable that are great on the grill too. Up here on Ice Station Hoth, we only get about 19 days of nice weather a year, but I spend as many as possible with as much on the grill as possible.
Meats a no brainer, but meat should grill next to bait. That is, grilled vegetables. Onions, peppers, asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes. Hell, it’s the summer. Get whatevers cheap and throw it on.
And yeah, it was just one of those holidays where everyone grills and tries to remember what patriotic thing we are supposed to care about that day. But that’s not why I love my grill. I love my grill for the Tuesday night where I come home from a long, stressful day at work and I need an excuse to stand around and not be bothered by my wife or kids for a half hour. So I can come home, throw some meat on the grill, and stand around and decompress for a bit while the grill does its magic.
Bonus 1 week challenge
Put something on the grill that never walked on two our four feet.