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The Healthy Things I force myself to eat.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

O A T M E A L !!! GAG. Hated it from childhood. I just couldn't get that lumpy texture down my throat. I had to pinch up bread and mix it in the oatmeal and eat the bread and whatever oatmeal got absorbed. This would disguise the lumpiness.

Now that I am trying to eat a healthier breakfast I have incorporated oatmeal back into my life. emoticon

UPDATE!! Guys, Just so u know, my hatred for oatmeal has cooled off now. I can actually stomach it. I am the type of person that has to force myself to do certain things (like take medicine when I'm sick. If no one forced themselves a bit most of us would not eat vegetables or exercise, etc.

Only encouraging comments please! Let me be hard on myself. It's working so far.
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  • MEKA_R
    I felt the same way about yogurt. I loved it as a child and hated it as an adult. When I found out it was good for certain infections it really ended up being just like medicine for me. I think that made me hate it even more.

    Now that I have discovered Yoplait Whips and Fiber One Yogurt I have a new outlook on the stuff. Sure the Whips is not the lowest in calories but it's good. I just make sure I track it as a snack.

    3776 days ago
    You know what's funny...after you eat it for a while you find that you actually start liking that food you hated....I swear! lol

    3803 days ago
    If you hate oatmeal so much, why force yourself to eat it? You should enjoy what your food, otherwise you're more likely to crash and burn.

    What about Cheerios, or wholemeal toast for breakfast instead? They've both got as much fibre as oatmeal and it's got to be better than forcing yourself to eat something you don't like.

    I personally eat porridge for breakfast most mornings, for which I use rolled oats, and it isn't lumpy at all. I make it with either 0% or 1% milk and add 2 tbsp sultanas and 1 tbsp sunflower seeds to the mixture to give me 1 portion of fruit and some good fats. Sometimes I change it up and have 2 slices wholemeal toast with reduced-fat hummus, or I might have a BLT on wholemeal bread. It's important to give yourself some variety, otherwise you'll get bored and start craving your old favourites.

    Breakfast isn't really a problem for me. My main problem is night-time eating, which I'm starting to get control of, although I haven't completely conquered it just yet. But I'm getting there, slowly.

    Anyway, that was my tuppence worth. I hope it's of some help.

    Charlie x
    3807 days ago
    Kudos to you. I still refuse to eat it! Welcome to Spark.
    3812 days ago
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