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 😉
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’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?
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!
Do you have the same issue with avocados?
Anyone notice the prices of groceries increasing?