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Change in Eating Habits

Saturday, May 19, 2012

This week for the Aspire & Inspire team we were asked to blog about how our eating habits have changed since joining SP.

Q) What are some foods that you have learned to eat since starting on your journey?

A) Since I started on my Spark journey I’ve learned to eat more protein as well as fruits and veggies. Also, limiting my carbs such as bread is something else I’ve learned that helps me. Thanks to Spark Recipes I’ve been able to find some really great recipes. Not all recipes on there are healthy but if you look at the nutrition info that’s provided with the recipe you can figure out which ones are good and which ones aren’t. I usually have an apple with peanut butter for a snack and then after I workout I usually have a strawberry protein drink with blueberries in it.

Q) Have your tastes changed?

A) My tastes have definitely changed. I really don’t like pop at all anymore. I find it sickeningly sweet. I’d much rather drink water or unsweetened iced tea. In the summertime I use to always make sweetened iced tea. I don’t like sweetened iced tea anymore now. In fact, I don’t even like most desserts anymore because I find them to be too sweet.

Q) Have you discovered foods that you now like but didn’t enjoy in the past?

A) I use to not be too fond of green beans. However, I found a very simple recipe on Spark Recipes that I really like and now I do like green beans. I like most all veggies but finding good recipes is one of the most important things to liking veggies IMO.

Q) Are there foods you don’t like now but liked in the past?

A) Yes, I use to love pretty much any and all desserts but now I don’t really like most desserts because I find them to be too sweet. I’d much rather eat some yogurt or fruit for dessert instead. I didn’t use to be a big fan of water either but now I drink a lot more than I use to. I really dislike fast food except for a healthy sub sandwich. I still crave a McDonald’s burger every once in a blue moon but when I have it I think it’s disgusting and usually end up with a stomach ache. The memory of how good it tasted is better than it actually is. lol

Q) How hard has changing your eating habits been for you?

A) At first it was a big struggle to get off of the sugar addiction. There is so much sugar in pretty much everything that you really have to look at the nutrition information. Now, things that I use to like to eat such as Pop Tarts, Toaster Strudels, Doritos, and many other bad for you foods are no longer appetizing or appealing in the least to me. I’ve learned to make foods I do like to be healthier though. For example, most people deep fry catfish and I use to love it that way but now I grill it instead.
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    Sometimes I wonder whether, as our tastes change, we actually dislike the taste of certain foods or whether we've conditioned ourself to not like that certain food. It's a fine difference, I know. Probably more psychological than I want to consider -- especially if it works for the better!
    2125 days ago
  • NICKI109
    so happy to hear you are finding new and healthier ways to eat the foods you enjoy and skipping the ones that aren't appearling anymore. I wish I could get to the point where I think stuff is too sweet. I don't think I will ever get there, I have the biggest sweet tooth of anyone. Be proud, you have made some awesome changes
    2126 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    Well down my friend! Congratulations on having made such a huge change and for sharing it with us. I am still trying to get to that point and it helps knowing that you have achieved it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2126 days ago
    Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new life style!

    2127 days ago
    As I read the different blogs on the subject I see the common theme - most of the foods we used to eat and "lived" on are so disgusting to us now. You reaffirm my view.

    emoticon to healthier eating!
    2127 days ago
    Love this blog Cathy, thanks for sharing it. It's amazing what we learn just how bad our habits were in the past to enjoying eating and drinking healthier things.

    2127 days ago
    Enjoyed it!

    2128 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon You're doing great!
    2128 days ago
    I'm SO proud of you and how your food tastes have evolved. As you get healthier and healthier fake food will become a distant memory. I haven't had soda for over 2 years now and when I see people buying 5 packs of it at the grocery store I really have to fight the urge to go over and tell them they are killing themselves AND their kids.

    I used to be the Diet Coke with a slice of lime QUEEN...and now when I think of all those nasty chemicals and additives I was guzzling each and every day it sickens me.

    These big foodies should have to pay the medical bills for all the people they are poisoning without telling them the risks.

    Heck as far as I'm concerned, this fake crap that runs rampant in the grocery stores should have to labeled in the same way cigarettes this and DIE!

    Good job my darling virtual are such a SMART cookie, and I love that you share your beautiful knowledge with all who will listen. emoticon
    2128 days ago
    great blog cathy i find pop too sweet also i do`nt like MacDonald's anymore either but where we get our pizzas from they do lovely burgers with whatever you want on it, my favourite is one of their specials, an egg burger, it has a lean burger, salad and a fried eggwith mayo, they are gorgeous but we only have them as a treat once in a while
    2128 days ago
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