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A Loved/Love/Hate Relationship With Food

Posted Mar 01 2010 9:15am

My blood and saliva has been taken off to the lab to be tested and I sort of feel like everything is on hold until I get the results, meet with my doctor, and get my marching orders.

So in the meantime I am taking an idea from Mary at A Merry Life (if you don’t read her blog, you should!) and I am going to take requests. Ask me anything related to any aspect of this journey to living lighter!! I’ve wanted my blog to become more interactive, so I figure this is a good way to do it!

Her first request to was name five foods she used to love, five foods she now loves, and five foods she still can’t stand. She suggested that others do the same, so without further ado…

FIVE FOODS I USED TO LOVE
Cold cereal: this isn’t something I hate now, but cold cereal seems like a pretty useless food.

Bread: don’t get me wrong, I still like bread but it’s not something I want to eat as much as I used to…I don’t love it. I don’t even have it everyday but there used to be a time when I couldn’t imagine not having it several times a day

Regular yogurt: compared to Greek-style yogurt, regular yogurt now tastes watery and bland to me.

Foods with “flavor” added: “cool ranch” or “chipotle barbeque” or “white chocolate raspberry.” I used to think foods like this were fun, but now I can’t stand the artificial/salty/chemically taste! It’s overwhelming to me. If I want the “flavor” I’ll eat the real thing!

Cheese: again, this isn’t something I hate now, but my desire for cheese has gone away. I used to want to add it to many dishes but a lot of the time I forget! I’ve had to throw out a lot of cheese lately because it went bad!

FIVE FOODS I LOVE NOW
Asparagus: I didn’t not like asparagus before, but for some reason I just can’t get enough of it now

Plain, non-fat Greek-style yogurt: mixed with berries or fresh peaches and a few chopped walnuts. Perfection!

Cabbage: cooked or raw, green or red, I love it all.

Avocado: I mix a little in with my protein shake and it adds some of the really good fat and makes the shake taste like chocolate or vanilla mousse!

Nut butters other than peanut butter: I still enjoy peanut butter (but only the natural kind with nothing added) but find that almond, walnut and cashew butters pack a nice nutritional punch and provide a nice alternative.

FIVE FOODS I STILL CAN’T STAND
Beans, peas (except for green string beans): I wish I could love all the beans and legumes because I know they are so good for us, but I just can’t get past the texture. They make me gag.

Liver: I don’t think this requires an explanation

Mashed potatoes: a lot of people think I am weird because I don’t like mashed potatoes. Again, it’s a texture thing.

Raw mushrooms: crumbly and rubbery

Spinach salad: I love love love spinach that has been slightly wilted or when raw spinach leaves are chopped up a bit and included with other items, but plain raw spinach (even with a little dressing)? Nope.

So what about you? How have your tastes changed?

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