New Ess

It's never easy to change how you eat, but I think the easiest time for me is in that short window following New Years.

I mean, in the last couple years something has always derailed a good effort. To really make a shift, to change your health and the habits around how and when and what you eat, it takes months of rejigging everything. Cutting out snacks and sweets and seconds is something that is easy for a few days or a week, but a stretch of holiday treats, summer barbecues, birthday parties, or a global pandemic... any of it can throw off a plan.

That COVID-15

I'll admit that after being diverted from the humdrum-everyday-work-life-balance that I'd found after a decade of routine, diverted into a work-from-home, ten steps from a fridge, with no structure or plan but pure survival, after that, I'm put on some weight. Shit. The popular, viral (bad) term for this has become everyone's covid-15, a reference to the freshman-15 than new college students, away from home and routine for the first time in their lives, drinking too much, eating garbage, and focusing on school convert into an average of 15 pounds of body weight in their first year.