Monday, January 16, 2012

My favorite foods swim in oil.

When I started this blog, one of my main goals was to eat better. I wanted to step away from fried foods and gain control of my eating habits. I like to think I'm doing better with this whole eating well thing - better than before at least; however, I know I'm not really. I still have a serious love of fried foods.

French fries, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, chicken fingers, catfish, pickles, corn nuggets, fried green beans, gator tail, etc, etc etc. The possibilities are endless, really. If it's deep fried, I want to dip it in ranch and put it in my belly. There's something magical about that combination of batter, fried object and ranch dressing that makes my mouth water.

It's kind of pathetic how much I can think about food. I assume it's similar to how a junkie thinks about getting his next fix. In the car, I literally think about what the fries taste like at a particular fast food restaurant. I'm super thankful that I don't like Burger King's new thicker cut fries. Their old fries were my weakness - knowing that I'm not a fan of their newest deep fried potato creation means I can finally drive past a BK without thinking about swinging in for a small fry. I consider this an accomplishment, even if it has nothing to do with me making the change.

I'm writing this blog entry because no matter how many times I say I want to stop eating fried food, I never seem to stick to it. I had fried chicken yesterday. I'm sure I had something fried on Saturday. It's so hard to stay away from because I know it's so damn tasty!

Do you have any tricks/tips to stay away from the foods you know are horrible for you? I would say I'd try getting full off of veggies and whatnot, but I also can't seem to make myself full enough that I won't eat food if it's sitting in front of me. I think I have some serious food issues.

And I'm sorry, but does that not look amazing up there?!


  1. My only trick is to go cold turkey. For me, once I stop eating greasy foods, I don't enjoy them much when I do eat them. Like my body detoxes itself, and then I don't enjoy eating them or the way I feel after I do.

    But, since the whole celiac thing came up? I really miss fried mozzarella sticks. :(

  2. Don't go out to eat? And don't make it at home. When you do go out, don't gorge. Just watch your appetite and quit when full. It's a small indulgence that helps fulfill your craving without going overboard.

    1. I think making anything "off limits" is the best way to ensure an unhealthy relationship with those foods. Don't cut them out completely. Any reasonable healthy eating plan should have room for your favorite foods (unless you have to cut them out for a medical reason). If you give yourself permission to eat them occasionally, it won't seem so taboo. So you know you can have them again, which makes you less likely to binge when you DO eat them (Well, I already had one, I won't ever eat them again, so I might as well eat 7 right now!).