Friday, June 24, 2011

My Changing Relationship with Food

I love food. LOVE it! And thankfully, I was blessed with my dad's metabolism so my love affair has been fairly well disguised. I ate whatever I want, almost whenever I wanted, and as much of it as I could put in my stomach. I have a few food allergies so I tend to avoid those things as to not spend a day hugging the toilet. But barring those items, nothing was off limits! Healthy. Junk. I ate it all.

These days, things are a bit different. Actually, a LOT different.

I eat no where near as much at a time as I had prior, but have to eat more frequently. I was a grazier anyways, but now it's just ridiculous! There is almost always food in my mouth. Breakfast. Post-breakfast snack. Nibbling. Pre-lunch snack. Lunch. Post-lunch snack. Nibbling. Afternoon snack. Nibbling. Early evening snack. Dinner. Post-dinner/pre-bed snack. Ridiculous.

What I eat has also changed. Strangely. I love snacking on sweets, yogurt, fresh fruits and veggies. Add in dips and I'm set. Or at least I use to... The only fruit I can stomach is grapes, red grapes specifically. And ONLY if they are frozen. Veggies are hit and miss. I'm stuck with anything potato, green beans, and lettuce (but only as a caesar salad). Sweets are a thing of the past. Cookies, brownies, cakes, and all other baked goods don't appeal to me at all. My only sweet friend left is ice cream, but instead of every night it is only here and there.

I miss so many foods right now. I look and think of them longingly. Last Friday taught me not to give in to all of my "cravings" or dietary desires. In the meantime, I'm thinking I might buy some stock in the potato and cheese markets. Oh and the Mexican food restaurants! You can never go wrong with cheese, potatoes or Mexican food! With that, I'm thinking I may have some chips and queso dip for my post-dinner/pre-bedtime nibbling...


  1. Eat whatever you can whenever you can. Trust me.

    During my first trimester, I ate an abnormal number of bell peppers (red, yellow, and orange), and couldn't stand anything sweet AT ALL - including my normal "breakfast-soda" (my daily diet dr. pepper - and only caffeine intake). My diet was remarkably limited.

    But, it gets better. I promise. (Unless you are one of the unlucky few who has morning sickness and food aversions for the entire pregnancy - in which case, I'm really sorry!)

    I can eat most foods again (though in very limited quantities due to the ever-shrinking space my stomach is allowed to occupy) - though my veggies are limited to only those of the green variety, and I crave beef much more often than any other kind of meat.

    I hope things get better in the next few weeks :-)

  2. This is so funny. Definitely eat whatever tastes good, and leave the rest for later. I still have some food aversions, but it got better once I got into the second trimester!

  3. In all my pregnancies I could not even come close to eating vegetables of any kind. Seriously - pukeville. For each one, as long as it lasted at least, I lived off of donuts, saltines, and french fries. So I'd say you're doing pretty well comparatively speaking. :-)

  4. I love it!!! We have the exact same diet right now...down to the lettuce, green beans and potatoes. I haven't tried frozen red grapes, but other than that, we are eating with the same frequency and the same things. I, too, am missing my love affair with food. But, I was a "big meal" girl before, and I have to say that it feels good to be eating more normal portions (i.e.- half a baked potato instead of two baked potatoes). Of course, we have the opposite metabolism issues, so there is a part of me that is happy to end my former relationship with food. It is so refreshing to know that I am not alone in this journey.

  5. I think it's so cool how your tiny little baby is totally controlling what you eat right now! When I was pregnant, beef was the only meat I could stand! Probably has something to do with the need for iron...who knows!