I have had a lot of issues with my health for as long as I can remember.
My diet has to be extremely strict and highly regulated or else I am non-functional. This is a challenge when you have a busy life and try to live on pre-made convenient foods. However it turns out that things get even more difficult when you don’t have the ability to cook for yourself. Recently, I noticed that our energy bills were getting way too high throughout the summer. I couldn’t figure out why our air conditioning system was using so much extra energy until I realized that I had been filling the home with a lot of extra heat. In fact, roughly three times a day I was counteracting the powerful air conditioning unit by turning up a bunch of heat in the kitchen to prepare my meals. Every time I turned on the stove or oven I was pumping warm air into our temperature controlled environment. This was causing the thermostat which was located nearby the stove to turn on the AC unit and turn up the air conditioning power. Over and over again, I was shooting the cooling system in the foot with my attempts to eat healthily. Now, I have developed a new rule for myself… I only eat cold, raw foods in the summertime so that our Central heating, cooling, and air quality control system is not being overworked. In the winter I can cook all of the warm delights that I crave, because my kitchen efforts will actually be assisting the forced air furnace in keeping our home toasty warm. But until the temperature drops outside, I am not going to be pumping heat into our carefully climate-controlled home.