My Mother: (scanning front page of Daily Telegraph) Who's this?
One of Us: Donald Trump.
MM: (searching her memory banks) Donald Trump.....?
OOU: The next President of the United States.
MM: He needs a haircut.
1. New eating pattern:
Breakfast as usual.
Evening meal- not so hearty and very early- say 4 o'clock.
Ailz is keen on fasting. She's been going several days at a time without serious eating. I'm not tempted to do that but if I eat at 4.00 and then not again until 9.00 the following morning that's a mini-fast. And I'll lose weight.
Also if I eat a very early evening meal I'll have got any indigestion/heartburn/reflux out of the way before I go to bed.
2. I'm trying to avoid sugar. It's impossible, of course, because sugar is bloody everywhere- including in things where it has no business being- like curries but one can dodge its more obvious incarnations. It helps that I'm craving sweet things less and less. I poured myself a glass of ginger wine the other evening- I used to like ginger wine- and found it so syrupy I was tempted to wazz it down the sink.