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How I Stopped Eating Food : Mostly Harmless

How I Stopped Eating Food : Mostly Harmless
Food is the fossil fuel of human energy. It is an enormous market full of waste, regulation, and biased allocation with serious geo-political implications. And we’re deeply dependent on it. In some countries people are dying of obesity, others starvation. In my own life I resented the time, money, and effort the purchase, preparation, consumption, and clean-up of food was consuming. I am pretty young, generally in good health, and remain physically and mentally active. I hypothesized that the body doesn’t need food itself, merely the chemicals and elements it contains. I haven’t eaten a bite of food in 30 days, and it’s changed my life. The Experiment There are no meats, fruits, vegetables, or breads here. It was delicious! On day 4 I noticed how much healthier my skin was. My cravings and tastes closely matched with my needs. Week 2 was rough since I started experimenting with the proportions, trying to find the optimum amount of everything. The rest of the month went smoothly. Results

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