Tuesday, June 09, 2009
"Do you force yourself to eat healthful foods you don't like? If so, what are they and why?"
This is a "sort of" thing. I don't care for some fruits because of the seeds, but I do eat them because they are good for me and because I picked the Blackberries for free! I will be picking Blueberries for free soon too.
The Blackberry seeds drive me nuts, Strawberry seeds too, but I floss so what the hey. Blueberry skins can sometimes be tough, but they are good for me and will be free so I will eat them too. We are trying to grow a Mulberry tree because the berries are delicious and they will be free too! The best part is they all freeze well for later use. Yes, they tend to be mushy when thawed but I just prepare them still frozen and add them to cottage cheese and yogurt for a very filling and healthy breakfast.
Sometimes I eat to finish my day even if not hungry. That is a good time to reward myself with an indulgence.
If I don't eat the required calories every day I will not lose weight. The flip-side of this is I don't generally wake up hungry so I am free to do my morning walk before breakfast.
**edit: No amount of coercion will get me to eating lima beans, onions or squash! A man's gotta know his limitations, lol.