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Changing Taste

Monday, July 29, 2013

I've been a bit silent lately, but changes have been afoot. I'm still checking out the Bariatric program and insurance coverage and reading Rip Esselstyn's “My Beef with Meat" But while doing so some changes have been happening.
My fasting am blood glucose is slowing returning to previous levels. I'm starting to feel better and since the heat and humidity has abated a bit I am returning to my exercise routine and it feels great to get those muscles and blood moving. I felt well enough to go out to the farmers' market. This is not a little market.

My taste buds no longer get pleasure from longtime treats. The message I got from my taste buds was "What were you thinking?" The culprit was clam cakes (a.k.a. clam fritters). Though they were good and well prepared, I have greatly reduced my oil consumption that these former treasures no longer hold an allure over me.

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FREELADY 7/30/2013 9:41PM

    Oh, how many times have I been in that exact spot....what was I thinking??? What was expected to be a treat disappoints more often than not, as you say.

Love your continuing openness to different strategies.

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PHEBESS 7/29/2013 8:18PM

    Yup - my mouth now hates oil!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2013 7:06PM

    Your market looks marvellous.

And isn't it amazing how taste preferences do change as we eat more healthy foods. Even potato chips (my absolute kryptonite . . . ) are pretty salty, really!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/29/2013 1:42PM

    I really, really envy your farmer's market. When we lived in Michigan we would go to Ann Arbor's market every Saturday -- HEAVENLY. Here, the farmer's market is 4 booths. emoticon

BUT, at least we have our 92-year-old neighbor -- last visit she gave me yellow squash, about 8 ears of corn, 3-4 pounds of new potatoes, and garlic. Oh! And a jar of okra pickles and 2.25 pounds of shelled pecan halves.

She lives on $800 social security so this is the time of year she "repays" her neighbors and friends for their help during the year. She's a pip.

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SLIMKIM2B 7/29/2013 10:11AM

    Thanks for the link. I'll have to check this one out. I don't get to alot of farmer's markets sinc ethe vast majority of them seem to be in the middle of the week and in the middle of the day. Makes it hard to get there when you work full time.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/29/2013 9:36AM

    Hurray for changing taste buds leading to continuing a healthier lifestyle! Not easy but so worth it!

HUGS and smiles.

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