Fruit flavored candy is gross . . . and other recent discoveries
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
My sister sent some fruit gushers as a present for my Spanish brother in law. It had been years since I had eaten any fruit candy from the states. I looked at the box and started licking my lips, remembering how much I had loved to bite down on fruit roll-ups as a kid.
So I ripped open a packet and started munching away. I mindlessly ate three or four pieces before I even registered how they tasted. Suddenly, the gummy, artificial yuckiness of them soaked into my taste buds. It felt like I was eating plastic.
Strangely, this is not the first case of taste bud disassociation I have experienced. Many more foods I thought I loved no longer taste good to me. When I am deprived of vegetables I begin to crave them. If I can't exercise, my body screams at me! And sugar? Sugar makes me feel like crap!
Time to stop giving in to what I think I want and start doing what I know I need. Stop eating because a commercial or society tells me I want that cookie/candy/drink/greasyfried
object and start eating what my body tells me to. Through away the sugary, energy sapping foods in my house and ban them from my diet.
Fruit flavored candy is gross and tastes like plastic. Who wants to eat plastic?