So today may be the day when I throw my hands in the air in frustration and give up when it comes to food. Yesterday I confirmed that my attempts to drink the occasional "healthy" latte precluded rBGH from my diet but yielded no nutritional value. Today I spot, from the Serious Eats blog, a link to this item about the value of eating oily fish for its Omega-3s only to discover "tuna counts only if it's fresh, so no points for that tuna mayo sandwich." What?! I've been eating so much more tuna these days because of everything I've read about tuna and Omega-3s.
Following the current nutritional dictates is confusing and no guarantee of success, regardless of whether they seem silly ("no carbs") or reasonable ("Yay Omega-3s"). So that's it. I'm done. I'm tired of over-thinking everything I eat. It's exhausting and it doesn't seem to do much good. I'm going to follow Michael Pollan's Nine Key Points and "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."