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Struggling with Food

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A lot of this blog is just ranting about food-- started out with an actual purpose and went off track.

I've been doing a little exploring with Greek Yogurt. Some things I like, some things I don't.

Tonight, was definitely a don't. I made a box of macaroni and cheese, and split it with my father. For him, I made it normally, and simply halved the ingredients with the milk and butter. For me, I added 1/4 cup of nonfat plain Greek yogurt. To be fair, I think the main problem was simply adding too much of the yogurt, and it canceled out a lot of the cheesy flavor.

But, as with most things I try, I don't always like something upon first trying. And, it was healthier for me than actual macaroni and cheese, and well, with Greek Yogurt being a bit more pricy, unless I absolutely can't eat something I prepare with it, I will.

I continued eating, and noticed I got much more full than usual. This is probably because I was eating it slower than normal. I've been trying to be more conscious about enjoying everything bite that I eat, but that doesn't help at all in general. In fact, when I slow down to enjoy every bite, I actually find myself wanting more.

Whereas when I eat at my normal pace, which is generally pretty fast, I tend to fill up faster and actually eat less food. But tonight, eating a food I hated, I filled up faster.

And I've noticed this with other things I've tried. Once, about a year ago, I tried a tuna sandwich without any mayonnaise. It was downright awful. But I kept on trying to eat it. I had about half of it, before I felt I extremely full, and that if I had taken another bite, I may have tossed everything back up.

It's such a difficult struggle, to make find healthy food choices that I love, and balancing the act of eating some things I don't for health's sake vs the foods that I love so well but aren't good.

I know, it's "all things in moderation" and such. But it's just hard.

This really will be a journey, and a difficult one.

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