Good food is like Good Sex.
I woke up this morning, thinking about food. I make very conscious choices about the things I put in my mouth…(think what you like, I’m not shy). When I was working 80 or more hours a week, spending countless nights at various bars, I ate just about anything that was served to me. I didn’t drink much water, never ate breakfast or lunch, and dined out for dinner. Almost 5 nights a week. Total crap right?
Maybe its because I’m getting older, and I don’t want my body to collapse on me (this from experience in many different E.R.’s).
To be honest, I’m a bit of a health nut. An eat-whatever-you-like health nut.
For instance, I cook vegetables and protein twice a day, drink bottles and bottles of Pellagrino, and drink decaf coffee. I completely cut out processed snacks, raw sugar (unless its in my coffee) and fast food. Here’s a Don’t and Do list to prove it:
-Vegetables, fresh vegetables
-Protein. Fish, meat, chicken, turkey…no other crazy birds though, I ain’t into all that “exotic” game shit.
-Water. Lots of it. I’m a bit obsessed with San Pellagrino…but thats far better than being obsessed with a boy right? Hmm…no, boys I love!
-Red Wine. I’ve cut back on the beer, the whiskey and even my lust for cocktail hour (believe me that was THE most difficult thing ever). A glass with every meal. My heart really loves me right now.
-Fresh fruit. Instead of buying snacks, I eat fruit. Apples, Pears, tangerines (my fav!), grapes, strawberries, pineapples. So good.
-Cheese. I don’t care what people say, but cheese is so delicious, so wonderful…its changed my life. Blue cheese, camembert, fresh mozzarella, Gouda…you get the point.
I Don’t do:
-Fast food. I’m not hating, its just not the first thing on my menu.
-Snacks. Chips, greasy chips, chips, chips, chips. If you’re not a bag of fresh tortilla bites and a side of guacamole…get back on the shelf.
-Caffeinated beverages. Coke products (though sometimes, I do falter at the sight of a rum and coke), flavored soda’s and double espressos. I’m already hyper active 13 year old at heart.
-Packaged Dinners. This is the fall back for every tired individual coming home late from work. Its easy, its quick and it satisfies. Like a quickie when you really would just love to have really great sex. The really great sex takes a bit more effort, especially when you’re tired. Good food is like good sex. So like my sex, I prefer the really good cooked meals, even if they take time because that finish is the most magnificent thing. Ever. (umm, for food…oh, and sex too).
-Raw sugar. It can be essential, but I’m careful. I used to be lazy to buy sugar because the french grocery stores were difficult to maneuver. The only time I do have sugar is in my coffee, at Starbucks, or the local cafe/brasserie. If you come to my kitchen…you wont find any.
Homework? Asses your grocery list, pantry and fridge. They will speak volumes about your health. And maybe your sex life.