What does /lit/ consume to fuel their Balzacian reading/writing marathons?
"Obesity is thought to be the primary cause of type 2 diabetes in people who are genetically predisposed to the disease (although this is not the case in people of East-Asian ancestry).
Type 2 diabetes is managed by increasing exercise and dietary changes. If blood sugar levels are not adequately lowered by these measures, medications such as metformin or insulin may be needed. In those on insulin, there is typically the requirement to routinely check blood sugar levels.
Rates of type 2 diabetes have increased markedly since 1960 in parallel with obesity."
I drink coffee, water, tea while reading and writing. I never eat, it's distracting. I also never marathon, because I have other things to do.
I'm an alcoholic so I can't drink and write anymore. I also can't smoke cigs or weed because my life will go down the toilet if I start that shit again. My writing has gotten a lot better since I got clean, too.
I have cut sugar out of my diet since New Years.
I feel great.
What I thought was a caffeine cycle was actually a blood sugar cycle. My brain would only function for a short while after a meal. Other than that, I was easily distracted and achy.
No added sugar, no processed foods (which always include sugar to make up for the Low Fat label on the front), no dairy, next to no fruit. Fruit is okay since you get fiber and vitamins with your sugar, but I still try to aim for vegetables.
I urge anyone to analyze their diet and look for the sugar. You will almost assuredly find it. You could eat 'healthily' and still find yourself eating copious amounts of sugar.
Bought two pounds of summer sausage, a loaf of fresh French bread and some smoked cheddar. Got white wine and coffee too. If it wasn't for having to go to work I'd be in heaven for the next few days.
Did the same thing, works great.
Although such diet might be pretty dangerous for you, even more than veganism.
Mine has some dairy in it because I can read labels and get the almost sugar-free products.
Not to mention that the sugars contained in fruit are usually decent and your body can't function without some anyway.
I drink a cup of coffee in the morning and a cup of tea on the evening, maybe a bit more if I haven't had sufficient sleep. Maybe I'll drink a beer while reading, but generally I keep intoxication separate from my reading habits.
My usual routine is a bran muffin, piece of fruit and double espresso before class each morning
If I have an essay to write or plan on reading for more than a couple of hours I'll follow it up with a few cigarettes and a few more espressos over the course of the day
Just because it's a meme liquor it doesn't mean it's not worth drinking.
Sometimes when I host events at my house we get out the absinthe, drizzle it over a sugar cube and eat the cube.
It's not a "drinking alone" spirit though - stick to gin or whisky for that.
>hurr durr how can I defend myself from ever sacrifice my identity towards some meaningful activity, being forever trapped in my empirical pathetic body
>but doig X is u-unhealthy
Chewing and snuff tobacco is about so I think dip has no legal status in the UK.
All three are basically never used (along with smoking tobacco nowadays) - and snuff certainly is considered to be 'being alternative for alternative's sake'.
It sounds interesting enough to try at least once, but the whole sugar cube thing seems like the kind of gimmick that'd get really old after doing it a couple of times, even with friends.
I was just being a pain, but I totally agree. Check out abebooks and ebay; I've seen the "classic" Burton 3 volume set, almost brand new with slipcases, for like $50 pretty recently.
Then again my local used book store had it leather bound in 12 oversized volumes for about $450. Can you imagine? Fuck.
>Not to mention that the sugars contained in fruit are usually decent and your body can't function without some anyway.
I'm not sure what medical literature you have read, but your body cant function perfectly well without any sugars. Even fruit.