I’ve talked about my favorite foods in bits and pieces throughout this blog. But, my thoughts behind food go deeper than my favorites. For starters, I love food. I view eating food as an experience and source of nourishment. I am a slow eater because of it. The only food I can eat quickly is cereal.
A lot of people are genuinely surprised at how little and how much food I can eat. Some days, only eating half a sandwich is enough for me. Other days, a hamburger and fries are exactly what I need. Nothing more, nothing less.
I tend to be an emotional eater. Yet, still controlled. I am extremely in tune with my body when it comes to knowing my limit. I can instantly feel when my gut says enough is enough.
I am not much of a sweets gal. In fact, I hardly ever eat sweets. I highly prefer carbs. Bread. Pasta. Pizza. Hamburgers. Fries. You name it. I prefer carbs and salty foods.
Mexican food is usually my go-to if I am in dire need of something filling and delicious. My love for chips and salsa is unexplainable. I could live off Carlos O’Kelly’s chips and guacamole. I absolutely love guacamole.
I could also live off pizza, specifically a thin crust pepperoni from Pizza Hut. I don’t typically like Pizza Hut, but they sure do offer the best thin crust I have ever consumed. It could be slightly embarrassing to admit how much I gravitate towards pizza, even if I just had some the previous day…or meal!
I also absolutely love french fries. It is rare that I say no to french fries. I love french fries so much that I have my own top three ranked list of favorites. Number one, hands down, is Freddy’s Frozen Custard fries. Then, Spangles. Then, yes, McDonald’s fries.
Overall, I prefer a shoestring fry over a fat one. I just think they taste better somehow. I can’t explain it. I don’t typically put any sauce on my fries either. That’s how much I love them. The potato alone is more than enough goodness. Nevertheless, I will occasionally make an exception for Freddy’s, only because of their one-of-a-kind sauce.
Not only can I eat fries by their lonesome, I can do the same with bread. In fact, I prefer it. I judge the quality of a bread roll based on my need or lack thereof butter. If I don’t need butter, it is an excellent roll.
Although, I will always make an exception for Cheddar’s croissant rolls. Nothing beats that buttery, flaky goodness. If you have a Cheddar’s near you, go there, and order the croissant rolls. You won’t be disappointed. It has always been worth the wait on a busy Saturday night.
It’s safe to say, I have a special place in my heart and gut for carbs. Nevertheless, I do so in proportions. I eat healthily. I try my best to be active. And I stay hydrated. Simply put, I want people to understand that, even though I love carbs, I am not a fatty person. I may not be an Olympic athlete in tip top shape. But, I do monitor my consumption.
Besides, I am always open to trying new foods. You can guarantee I will probably try a bite of something with far less hesitation than others. Although I may hesitate at first, I do still try it. After all, food is an experience. It’s not simply a blocked-out meal of my day.
My call to you is this: Eat what you love. But, do so wisely. Try new foods. Challenge your taste buds. Most importantly, do not overeat or under-eat. Listen to your body. It will tell you when you are full, even if it means leaving one bite behind.