Mooch, I feel you on the pasta and how frustrating/discouraging it is — although I love it with cream sauces like alfredo, which is basically like eating lard. It is disheartening to see family/friends eat “junk” or whatever they please without any repercussions. However, the one thing I’ve learned is that’s not the case for me. I’ve been watching what I ate for years now (being a 25 year old female), and I’ve accepted that I can’t pig out or eat unhealthy foods/treats without some sort of [mild] consequence.
Through this process, I’ve learned that I DO care about what I am putting into my body on a daily basis, and I desire a healthier lifestyle through making the right food choices with an occasional treat in moderation. After all, 30 is right around the corner!
One day I hope to eat brown rice pasta at least with some meatballs and light gravy. I ate like a monster for 30 years lol. Now my lifestyle has caught up to me, I see people doing the same thing but worse and they aren’t suffering like me. However the millions of antibiotics I took has something to do with it lol. Its just a day by day marathon and not a sprint but one day we will all be cured