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The affects of trying to eat century-old caraway seeds

Monday, January 07, 2013

Ah, the holidays struck again, even though they are over, the consequences that comes with holiday off-script eating continue.

My eating indiscretions during the holidays weren’t that horrible, but when I went off-script with my eating, it seems to have affected my general appetite, even now that I’m back on track.

Yikes. That was an unforeseen consequence.

My body has been operating on a calorie deficit for several months now and has been comfortable doing so.

Now, my body seems to be flipping out some after going back on being at a deficit and I’m really hungry.

I wonder if the experience of returning to a calorie deficit has sent me straight into deprivation mode. It may have, which may explain the terrible hunger.

It’s like my body is rebelling.

I’m eating lots of fiber, and that’s supposedly supposed to fill me up. It’s not, at least not for as long as I’d like. I’m also eating protein and complex carbs.

The situation has me considering one thing though. Meal spacing, which might help. Let’s just say I don’t keep banker hours with my schedule, so my eating schedule has been a little haphazard over the years.

I’m trying to be more regular with that, and the other day I think I found an eating schedule that just might do the trick.

Of course I’m not so able to follow that schedule today. The fly in the ointment? Caraway seeds in my cottage cheese.

What’s that got to do with anything? Well I for the first time decided to sprinkle these seeds on my cottage cheese and see what it would taste like. The problem? The seeds came from a bottle in my pantry cabinet that is probably near 100 years old, give or take a decade or two. I’m not really exaggerating either. The label is partly in German and I think it belonged to my great-grandmother who spoke German.

The bottle looks to be an antique, as does the label, confirming my suspicions that this bottle is old.

Anyway, immediately after mixing these caraway seeds into my cottage cheese, and I subsequently licked the spoon, then I looked down and saw my cottage cheese start to froth.

Hm. That can’t be a good sign! Uh, is that really supposed to do that?

I’m guessing they are rancid.

The one or two seeds on my spoon tasted just fine though. It all smelled fine too –
the bottle of seeds, and my cottage cheese.

I’m still alive anyway. No puking or any other disgusting reaction yet.

Maybe one or two seeds aren’t enough to render me ill.

But my cottage cheese has ended up in an unappetizing froth. Occasionally I could see new bubbles form and pop, even an hour after mixing it up. I had put some tomatoes into the mix before I added the seeds, so now I have to throw out some cottage cheese and a whole tomato. Oh well.

I know it’s the seeds causing the problem too. I ate cottage cheese with tomato and paprika just yesterday, and my cottage cheese looked fine, albeit very red. No froth of any kind.

Anyway, I wanted to switch things up today. Well I guess I did!

I think either I have to throw the seeds out or treat the bottle of them like a museum piece and just keep it on display – far away from my other herbs and spices. It might be fun to save them though just because it is nifty that they are probably a century old.

In any case, I’m not going to eat them. Yikes!

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    I wouldn't eat it either. But I have some really old spices in my cupboard as well. I wonder what it will do with my chili tomorrow.
    1932 days ago
    i have learned not to return to the old "lifestyle" as well, your body has to start all over again with the hunger and withdrawl.
    as far as the caraway seeds? ummm yechy! :)
    1932 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    Yeah, a good idea to not eat those caraway seeds!
    1932 days ago
    I hope that eating your special cottage cheese doesn't make you look like something weird, best to you
    1933 days ago
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