[quote]Chris Shugart wrote:
V-Diet in Iraq… I always use you guys as examples when someone says that their lives are just too busy or unpredictable to do the V-Diet. If it can be done in Iraq, it can be done anywhere!
Keep us posted!
Thanks, Chris…and you’re right. This environment is not conducive to clean, consistent eating.
I have it better than some, though. The FOB (Forward Operating Base) that I live on has a DFAC (Dining Facility) with a “Healthy Bar” They usually manage to have a source of lean protein, like chicken breast, and steamed vegetables. Some times fish like Salmon or Trout. Not a lot of variety, but better than some places.
Some of the COP’s (Combat Outposts)that I travel to where I have systems have no choices at all. They eat one hot meal a day, dinner, off the MKT (Mobile Kitchen Trailer) The other two meals a day are literally junk food. They have a little hut where they have some picnic tables to eat on and in there are boxes of Otis Spukenmeyer muffins, cookies, pudding, M&M’s, etc. The grab up an armful and take it to a table…that’s breakfast and lunch.
So I don’t have any room complaining…it could be worse.
By the way, that’s one reason I liked this diet…it’s doable here because it’s all supplements. Since we don’t have unlimited sources of food like back home, we can’t do cutting diets like the Get Shredded Diet just because of lack of resources. It’s expensive, though. You all mention the offset of not having a grocery bill for a month, but it doesn’t shake out that way for us, since we eat for free anyway, over here. So it’s all extra cost. But I think it will be worth it…just looking at folk’s before and afters.
I’ll keep you guys posted.