Hey, Banquo, I do have some land passed on to me by my parents, dirt-poor Texas farmers/ranchers. They started out with a Jersey cow dairy until "safe" laws, i.e., pasteurization and the corporations took over the food of the country, i.e., Earl Butz, Secretary of Agriculture, "get big or get out!" Then they turned to raising beef cattle. So a lot of my childhood was listening to mother cows bawl for a week for their calves. I had good food as a child, but then went off to be a "city slicker" and ate SAD. Although the German-immigrant farming community ate better than city dwellers, all of the women in middle age grew obese and I am pretty sure it was the animals they ate. Most all of the women grew their own produce and ate the meat from grass-fed animals so that is what made me wonder about current thinking concerning back-to-the-land meat-eating!
Thinking I would just do 811 until I lost the weight since I needed to cut fat to lose weight, I am amazed at all its benefits besides losing weight. I just had to buy a new pair of slacks and found, to my complete, absolute delight from 3X to now, I can wear comfortably size 16!!! A size I last wore in my 40s. I now once again put in a full day's work and I accomplish so much. I am starting my spring garden early because of climate change hoping to have production in April.
I have found that there is no comparison between grocery store produce versus my garden produce in terms of taste, even organic produce from the store. I hope to grow all my produce so I have on order lots of melon and watermelon seeds as well as other fruit normally called vegetables.
I was out of bananas for 3 weeks and, when I went to the stores, I can tell my body really loves bananas because the first banana I tore into was so good.
I have no loss of strength only more and more of it.
There are lots of mini-gardens on wheels called grow boxes. They are 8 inches deep (minimum for most root systems) and can grow some serious vegetables. Then there is guerrilla gardening where you find an unused vacant lot and start growing! As shipping costs increase, it will be important to start building the knowledge to "grow your own!"
As my future supply of bananas, if the weather continues as warm here as it was this winter, it won't be long before I can grow bananas!