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Breakfast of champions!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It was so beautiful, but I forgot to take a picture. I will describe it instead... it was a small mound of organic, gluten free cooked steel cut oats sitting in a periwinkle colored Fiestaware bowl covered in organic blueberries and sliced organic strawberries with a splash or two of coconut milk, organic of course. A pinch of salt made it perfect.

I sat next to my husband and thoroughly enjoyed my breakfast. He was having the same thing but he also brown sugar in his and a slice of Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast with Earth Balance melted on top. I noticed he was pushing a lot of his berries to one side of his bowl. I asked him why and he said it was because they weren't sweet and they were making him gag. What!? Mine were super sweet and I didn't have sugar in mine. I tasted his and it was sickeningly sweet to me. I was surprised at how much different our taste buds are.

I used to have a raging sweet tooth, but I have managed to completely kick that habit. I haven't enjoyed sugary things in several years simply by cutting them out and eventually adding fresh fruit back into my diet. I don't miss those things and have a very good relationship with sugar now.

Starch is completely different story...
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    I think part of it too was having the sweeter tasting sugary things in his bowl. I know when I eat berries on their own, I think they're super sweet, but then when I eat them with ice cream, the ice cream is much sweeter and so the berries taste sour. Sounds like a super yummy breakfast!!! :-D
    1179 days ago
    I 'know' I commented on this. Glitch? Maybe. :)

    Anyhoo ~ I'm happy for you that you've kicked the sugar habit! That is a huge hurdle! Your breakfast sounds so yummy! For myself, the only way I can control the sugar, is by letting myself have some, every day. If I don't, I will 'pig out' on it before bedtime. I know that about myself and although not ideal ~ at least, it helps me cope with it. Plus, I've cut out a LOT that I used to eat. I used to drink Pepsi every single day - now, barely ever. So, small improvements I will accept gladly. :)
    1183 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 3:55:21 PM
    Breakfast sounds delicious! I'm so glad you will be a part of the butterfly team this time around. It's easy to follow and the accountability really helps for changing habits.
    1185 days ago
    He sounds like my DH! Everything has to be so sticky
    sweet and he can't understand how unhealthy it is. I
    grew up a long time ago and I am waiting for him to
    see the light LOL!
    1185 days ago
    Yep! Our taste buds really do change! Your breakfast sounds very patriotic (in color, at least!)
    1185 days ago
  • KAT321123
    It's really amazing how quickly we can change our tastebuds by cutting out processed sugar! I've had the same experience with salt -- things that taste plenty salty to me don't taste salty enough to others and I know that wasn't always the case. Nice work changing your habits and curbing that sweet tooth!
    1185 days ago
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