100-mile dieters — One woman’s making your locavoring efforts look weak! That female’s Vicki Robin, who’s hyperlocavoring and sharing the details about her uber-green meals at My 10-Mile Diet.
Now to be fair, Vicki’s got it easier than most — The lucky Whidbey Island, Wa. resident has a neighbor who runs a CSA program! And Vicki’s given herself a little wiggle room, allowing herself some exceptions from outside the 10-mile radius. Vicki’s managed to shape those four exceptions into rather broad categories: oil (any kind, I’m assuming), salt (plus five other spices), caffeine (which makes coffee and tea fair game, but for some reason, not cacao), and lemons.
Still, the 10-mile diet restrictions are pretty tight — and Vicki seems to be eating well nonetheless. She’s enjoying homemade butter and cheese — even a local beef stir fry. Of course, she gets cravings for non 10-mile foods too:
Yesterday i was stressed to the max and when I’m stressed I need CRUNCH. I chowed down on an asian pear and zuke chips and green beans and would have given anything for some crackers and nuts.
Lest 100-mile dieters feel annoyed that their efforts aren’t “good enough,” rest assured that Vicki isn’t saying that a 10-mile diet is a goal everyone should be pursuing. After all, Vicki herself only plans to stay on this diet for a month. “I am not parading this as virtue. Or for hyper local bragging rights,” she writes in her inaugural post. “It’s simply being fascinating to set a tight constraint and see what shows up in my mind about it.”