I stopped at the grocery store on the way home because I had not shopped over the weekend. I was hungry. It is never good to go to the grocery store hungry. As I was checking out I decided that I would buy a small package of cookies. I do this every once in a while and I have had the same reaction for several months. They taste funny. There was a time that I did not think that. A time when I just ate them and didn’t even really think about what they tasted like. I just ate them. Today I bought a package on Nutter Butters with 4 cookies. I ate two and I am really not quite sure why I even ate the second one. They taste funny.
My tastes have changed. I still like a few sweet things, but not like I once did. I find that I prefer fruits and vegetables or some of the snacks I choose like pretzels and pita chips.
I am also thinking more about portion size. For example, this is five servings or 550 calories:
Yes, at one time in the not too distant past I would have eaten the whole thing and not really thought about it because it is a vegetable, right? I’m trying to read labels though and trying to think more about portion and what is a normal portion. Half a cup is a portion from this container. (If I had time tonight I would have baked a sweet potato instead of resorted to this package.)
This was dinner. Yes, it’s beef because every once in a while I just want some red meat.
That is half a cup of sweet potatoes, 4 oz of eye of round, and mixed vegetables. It looks like a ton of food to me. I really did not need, or want, any more than this.
I’m learning. It just takes time.