Sep 18, 2011

Food. Again.

OK, yesterday's post came out of the blue. For you. For me, it was the result of a Friday at work full of carbs: Bread, fruit juice and two kinds of cake. And that was breakfast at work.


Still under the influence of all the carbs, I let myself take some leftovers home with me. I had tasted the carrot cake and it was yummy, and chocolate cake has always gone down well, too. But this, my dear reader, is what has changed and why I wrote yesterday: I have absolutely no desire for the leftover cake.

I find myself having to talk myself into eating it so that I don't have to throw it out. I woke up this morning laying out strategies for how to get to a point where I would want cake. My current plan is to have my two pieces in lieu of dinner; dinner itself will be eaten mid-afternoonish.

I was never a carbaholic, but I used to buy donuts, Danish, carrot cake, chocolate cake, brownies, etc., on a regular basis (i.e. 1–2 times a week). I would happily buy some cake to have at home for myself for the weekend or during a holiday. I used to love anything made out of flour! Waffles, pancakes, cold cereal, oh, man, best food ever!

The fact that I now have to talk myself into eating something made out of flour fascinates me. What a change in my body chemisty and therefore in my thinking! (I still keep chocolate in the house, though. I am a woman, after all.)

And this change is what had me typing yesterday. My current choice in diet seems to be quite beneficial for me on so many levels. And I find it funny that those slices of cake could probably live to a ripe old age in my refrigerator and not get missed, ever.

PS: Breakfast today, described yesterday. If you look closely, you'll see two shades of white in the food: The bluer one is the coconut cream.

4 comments:

alice said...

I'm trying to wrap my head around this... are you low-carbing or going gluten free? Anti-flour? Or anti-berry (sugar)? Just trying to understand... I know we all have a different body chemistry and what works for one doesn't work for another...

Bob said...

I luurve carrot cake; especially the icing if it has some. :)
Ain't nothing wrong with carbs. Silence heretics! :)

Zuzana said...

I so wish I would have to talk myself into eating a cake.;)
In fact i just ate two brownies with my coffee about a minute ago.;)
Your breakfast looks delicious.;))
xoxo

Keera Ann Fox said...

Alice, yes. I don't know if it's all grains or just gluten, but low-carbing (avoiding breads, grains and sugars) has been good for me. Fruit rarely agrees with me, so I've never eaten much of it, anyway, and now I've cut it out almost completely.

Bob, I'm going to assume you just looked at the picture or missed my other post. :-) Carbs aren't for everyone.

Zuzana, I used to do that, seemingly without any trouble. I think the scientist in you can appreciate my experiment with body chemistry, though. :-)