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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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GREGGWEISBROD 7/30/2013 3:53PM

    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

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INTHEGAP 7/26/2013 3:54PM

    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. :)

Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 3:55:21 PM

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MTRACHEL 7/24/2013 8:26PM

    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.
Rachel

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MSLZZY 7/24/2013 5:31PM

    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!

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DESERTJULZ 7/24/2013 4:46PM

    Yep! Our taste buds really do change! Your breakfast sounds very patriotic (in color, at least!)

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KAT321123 7/24/2013 3:10PM

    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!

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