About two months ago, I started a new diet plan. Very simply I substituted my normal breakfast for a high-protein, low-carb, no-dairy meal. In other words, I'm eating A LOT of eggs. The idea was to get a healthy start to the day and see how that effects the rest of my health.
On the plus side: it's been really very little suffering on my part. I have enjoyed learning the mojo of making a basic omelette, which is a combination of well-prepared fillings, a low-heat pan, well beaten eggs and some careful nudging in the pan to get all the eggy bits cooked nicely. Preparing and eating more kimchi has also been fun with my new Krautsource device. I typically feel full well into the lunch time hour.
That said, I haven't seen any dramatic changes in my body or weight since starting this. Perhaps I was too optimistic that this one intervention would have any real noticeable effect. After all, I am still eating basically the same semi-healthy, semi-junky meals during the rest of the day, including heavy, oily foods and sweets.
So for my next intervention, I'm going to experiment with cutting out all processed sugar from my diet for a couple of weeks and see how that goes. I'll still have the occasional bit of fruit. But no muffins, no cookies, no ice cream, etc. I think that's going to be harder than changing my breakfast diet. But if it leads to more dramatic health gains, I'll know that sugar is the main thing I need to watch out for.