Thinking Out Loud: Food Humor

Thank you to Amanda for giving me an excuse to be weird, silly and just plain bizarre. I don’t feel as judged on Thursdays now ;)

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I’m not even going to try to explain or justify my desire to write this post. Perhaps I’ve gone completely off my rocker [wouldn’t be the first time], but these are my biggest foodie gripes / issues. I know I’m not alone in some of these!

1. Maybe it’s the recent muscle I’ve added to my body or the increase of workout intensity, but lately I literally cannot shovel food into my mouth fast enough.

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For example: Last night Ninja and I ate dinner around 5:30pm. By 8pm I was already hungry again. Sure, I probably could’ve chugged some water to ward of the tummy rumbles, but who wants to get up and pee during the night? Instead, I grabbed my container of dates and jar of peanut butter. 10 peanut butter filled dates later, I was satisfied and ready for bed.

2. Following up to what I just mentioned above, this new eat-all-the-food-in-sight outlook I’ve got going on sometimes leaves me wondering what the heck I’m doing.

foodhumor8 I mean, does my body really need that much food? I’ve decided to just go with it for now, seeing as how it’s typically the tummy rumbles and not just a craving that gets me. Tummy rumbles means it wants food right? I’ve tried changing up the macros of my foods, playing with the amount of protein, carbs and fats at each meal to see if maybe I’m out of balance or something. While that may be partially it, my appetite has still definitely increased as of late. My WIAW posts might get a little crowded with all the food I’ve been eating if this keeps up….

3. You know what’s not fun? Buying a 4 pack of avocados and having to throw away 2 because they spoil before you can eat them.

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It’s like one day I have 4 unripe avocados and the next day they are all nearly rotten. What gives avocados?! I absolutely despise wasting food [hello money down the drain!] but somehow I can never seem to save that last avocado from it’s nasty, mushy demise. I’m at the point where if I have to eat avocados for breakfast, lunch and dinner to make sure they won’t go to waste then I’ll do it.

4. I’ve known for a while that I’m alone in my way of thinking in regards to food, but sometimes I just have the overwhelming desire to slap someone.

foodhumor4I’m not a vegan, nor am I vegetarian, but I’m also by no means a meat lover. Sure every now and then I get a craving for some good BBQ chicken or a hearty turkey burger, but a lot of times I prefer to stick with the meatless options. Which means [of course] that I get ridiculed and harassed about food choices. 

Where’s the protein in that?
You aren’t fueling your muscles properly!

Bite me. Just please, bite me and go away. If I have to listen to one more uneducated, unhealthy “friend” of mine try to give me nutrition advice, I think I’m going to explode.

5. Am I the only one who has noticed the serious increase in food prices at grocery stores?

foodhumor10 I don’t actually shop at Whole Foods that often, but the stores that I do shop at weekly have definitely increased their produce prices. Color me not happy. For someone who goes through an entire bunch of bananas and a sack of apples a week [split between Ninja and I], I am not digging the fact that prices have gone up. Heck, even my baby carrots went from $1 a bag to over $2 a bag. What in the what?! Are they watering the produce with freaking gold specks now?!!

Special shout out to Pinterest for all the lovely pictures and quotes above. Couldn’t of done it without you!

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Do you have the same issue with avocados?
Anyone notice the prices of groceries increasing?

9 comments to Thinking Out Loud: Food Humor

  • :lol: The one about protein cracked me up big time because I definitely went through that when I was vegetarian. Heck, I even go through that now. Heaven forbid I try to talk to my mom about any kind of issues I might be having — her answer to everything is meat and potatoes. I love her dearly, but she’s a little too old-school European for my nutritional tastes.
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  • Dates stuffed with peanut butter? Why have I not thought about doing this before??? Thanks for the idea :)

  • I love dates and almond butter. I have a few before my workout every morning. So delish.

    I put my avocados in the fridge when I feel them getting ripe (the whole thing, skin and all). They keep SO much longer and I have yet to have one completely spoil on me. It might be worth a try (I hate wasting food, too!)

  • That whole foods thing — SO TRUE! Why is food so expensive?!
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  • Bahahahaah this is too much fun! I love Dory Dorie(?) so it was definitely a favorite. I think it’s great that you’re eating when you’re hungry instead of ignoring it because as you know, it is a lot easier to gorge on everything in sight later on if you don’t follow your instincts. And omgsness yes! groceries are sooo expensive right now! That’s why I’ve been going to stores like Numero Uno Market for fruit like watermelon, etc.

  • I got laughed at for looking at recipes on the internet while I was eating my lunch at work: “why are you looking at food while you’re eating??” er hello, I love food. People think they can judge other people about the food they’re eating or anything to do with food really. I mean seriously, MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. I get made fun of because I eat a lot of salads for lunch, and I eat a lot of fruit. In your words, bite me. I like healthy food!
    My shopping bill has gone down a bit as I’m not buying as much meat (when I do I buy organic and I can’t afford as much anymore). But vegetables are incredibly expensive. Compared to the unbelievably cheap dinner “meals” in the freezer section it’s CRAZY.
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  • Um girl, you do not need an excuse to be weird! We wouldn’t have it any other way :) I’ve been doing lots of swimming and running lately, and I’m basically a teenage boy. I’m looking for food 24/7 (I seriously had a 4 AM snack, it’s insane!) I’m not vegan or vegetarian, but I eventually want to be. My mom won’t let me fully make the switch until I’m older, but I’ve been eating vegan this summer. When I mention it when I’m out with people, EVERYONE suddenly becomes a protein/nutrition expert. It’s some crazy stuff! And I feel your pain with the avo. I was going to have avocado toast with breakfast, and my avocado was rotten. So annoying! Happy Friday Kat! xx

  • Yes to the avocados! So frustrating! They are so good and good for you but it’s tough getting them right. Then when I do I have to eat it all bc I am single and it goes bad so quick! Lol
    Food prices here too are ridiculous! I love Wholefoods trader joes and shop rite best. I tend to shop at all to get better prices for my staples! Prob making up for it in gas though:)
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  • Story of my life with the vegan/protein stuff. I don’t even tell people I’m a vegan these days and just try to avoid the topic unless I HAVE to talk about it. I think I am so used to it by now though that it doesn’t bother me at all. I like to school people with my plant based knowledge bahaha. SO TRUE about the avocados. I had to stop buying mine at Costco for that exact reason, and now I just buy two at a time. HA.
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