Sunday, June 22, 2008

Fair Food


I can be a picky eater at times. Picky might be too strong a word.  I don't eat foods that have a high fat content.  Although it's very hard to avoid it completely, I don't eat stuff made with white sugar.  I hate onions, peppers, a lot of garlic (everything in moderation!), and fish.  All that being said, I do tend to crave food sold at fairs and festivals.  However, I usually don't give in to the temptation.

Except for the onions, peppers, fish and garlic-laden foods, I used to love certain foods - donuts (cream donuts!), candy, ice cream, french fries, burgers, etc.  Dropping the sugar was the hardest thing to do.  I had cravings for a month, but I didn't break down.  It's been two years since I gave up sugar and started watching the other things, and I've lost weight, and, more importantly, my cholesterol has dropped dramatically.  I find that if I do eat something that has a lot of sugar or fat in it, I get sick, and that's enough to keep my will power strong.

Is there anything you refuse to eat?

10 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

Unfortunately NO; and it shows on my waistline. I know people who consider food or meals as an after thought. Me, I wake up thinking what's for breakfast. After breakfast, I think about lunch. You get the picture. :-)

That said, as I age, I find that I'm more conscious of what I eat but I still have craving for fatty food. :-(

Jilly said...

I love fairs too but couldn't cope with that sort of food anymore. I can't eat raw garlic or onions - instant migraine! Also don't eat butter, only olive oil. Loads of veggies and salad and fruit. No meat. Pretty difficult to feed me, I guess... Easy in the Mediterrean tho. I'm in America at the moment and people seem to eat a lot of cheese, especially as a first course before the main course. I'm used to that after the main course so am adapting!


Apologies for lack of comments recently. I'm in America, as I said. But slowly getting back to commenting a little more regularly.
internet access a bit dodgy, depending where I am, tho.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do visit and I do comment and I was here. I did look at your picture(s) and I did read what you wrote about them. I could say how great you are and how beautiful your work is but alas I would soon run out of things to say on the next blog I visited, so I just left this to prove I stopped and said a few words on Sunday.

My Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts so I am using the same message for all.

Jim said...

I hate fish, I love seafood though. I could go for a pork kabob though.

Rambling Round said...

You certainly have some willpower, Chris! Hmmmm...what do I refuse to eat? Sardines, raw oysters and cooked spinach.

Knoxville Girl said...

I might refuse to eat things called fatstuffs. But if it has cheese, all bets are off.

Steve Buser said...

I gave up sugar about 10 years ago but for different reasons. I still sneak a treat on rare occasions -- though I never did give up pepermints.

Halcyon said...

I don't eat meat. I became a vegetarian at the age of 12 because I never really liked the taste of meat much. My parents thought it was just a phase, but many years later I remain a veg.

For this reason, people consider me to be a picky eater. But I just don't like eating just for eating. When I eat, I want to eat something that tastes good to me. I have a natural preference for healthy foods. But I must admit, I can't always say no to fries or other forms of potatos. :)

smilnsigh said...

Since finding for sure that I am Lactose Intolerant, I refuse to eat lactose. Which cuts out a lot of yummy stuff.

But I have found soy alternatives to lots of things.

And since finding out for sure that I am LI, and dealing with it consistently, my quality of life has been so much better!!!!!!!!! That what I give up, is WORTH IT! :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog