So I was wrong: Myplate.com has already helped one person lose weight! Seeing that website made me feel like a complete fat chump. Closing in on one dead chump. I know better, but what does that matter if I actually do sort of eat like that? So I engaged in some serious de-chumpage and got back to eating properly. My body is happy, my mind is happy, and I feel much less chump-like.
Except that I still am. The "shop the perimeter of grocery store" bit doesn't work any more. I already know about the nutrient deprived eggs and meats (omega-3 "enriched" eggs still have less omega-3 than the eggs your great-grandma ate... the food looks the same but it is not). Now I'm learning a bit more about the vegetable insanity, like the sugar-enriched onions. So, I'm being as non-chump as possible but agribusiness is still out to kill the rich (while saving the poor with increased crop yields, darn them). In so many ways the fattage is stacked against me...
And there is also the matter of standing on the head of my food addiction. Anyone with these issues knows that it is exactly as the Bible described it: you stand on the head of the serpant, and you better not move your foot or that snake will kill you! After almost two years with the beloved watching me lose it over "just the once" or "this is a special treat/moment/event" he seems to actually get that now. Which is very, very, very nice. Now he can look on sympathetically each time I re-wrestle that snake into captivity instead of just looking puzzled.
And yes, I know I wrote a blog post a while about wanting to have a normal relationship with food. Sure. I want to have a relationship with something that is trying to kill me. Sometimes people talk nonsense; there's an example.
And! I found the primal people, who are a bit more goofy but a bit less shrill than the scientific honestly people. I like them! Found here: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/. I like these graphics: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/how-to-succeed-with-the-primal-blueprint/. I'm not even that primal with my Diet Sierra Mist (has handily replaced Starbucks, may they rot in hell), my cheese (um, and more cheese people!) and my olives (OMG give me salt!). But I am free of addiction foods and the poison found on a myplate, and losing weigh. So, as the inventor of Grok would say, bite me Myplate.com.