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 Iíve learned to eat more protein as well as fruits and veggies. Also, limiting my carbs such as bread is something else Iíve learned that helps me. Thanks to Spark Recipes Iíve been able to find some really great recipes. Not all recipes on there are healthy but if you look at the nutrition info thatís provided with the recipe you can figure out which ones are good and which ones arenít. 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 donít like pop at all anymore. I find it sickeningly sweet. Iíd much rather drink water or unsweetened iced tea. In the summertime I use to always make sweetened iced tea. I donít like sweetened iced tea anymore now. In fact, I donít even like most desserts anymore because I find them to be too sweet.
Q) Have you discovered foods that you now like but didnít 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 donít like now but liked in the past?
A) Yes, I use to love pretty much any and all desserts but now I donít really like most desserts because I find them to be too sweet. Iíd much rather eat some yogurt or fruit for dessert instead. I didnít 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 McDonaldís burger every once in a blue moon but when I have it I think itís 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. Iíve 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.