What are you going to eat there? Oh you don’t eat that? Can you eat this? What do you eat?!
Ever asked similar questions? Kind of annoying right? While I know unintentional, these questions certainly can cause a bit of frustration.
Recently I’ve had a few family get-togethers and Jewish family get-togethers are alwayssss centered around food: bagels, cream cheese, kougels, blintzes, brisket and desserts galore.
Well that’s totally fine because when have you ever gone to a get-together or restaurant that only has one thing to eat? So the odds are more than likely that you will find something to eat, whatever your diet may entail.
We had a lot of people over to our house on Saturday night, to break the day of fasting and atonement known as Yom Kippur. While I do not partake in the fasting, I was still excited to eat because well I like food and I was hungry. There were many things on the buffet table that I took a pass on based on my personal food philosophy and preferences. But I still enjoyed some yummy eats: smoked salmon, hard boiled egg, veggies, zucchini lasagna… and that was only the first trip to the buffet!
Those are the choices I made. Sure when I feel like a bagel or chocolate I don’t deprive myself but I tried to be careful in order to fuel my long run the next morning. [This plan seemed to backfire as I had excruciating stomach cramps during the run]
Anyways, this got me thinking… what is my food philosophy? Is it… paleo, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, raw vegan, pescatarian, omnivore, kosher, organic, sugar-free, “clean”…
Truth be told I think it’s a little bit of everything. A smorgasbord of philosophies!
Am I kinda vegetarian because I eat so many fruits and veggies? Kinda pescatarian because I eat my fair share of seafood? Kind of an omnivore because I eat so much chicken? Sugar-free and “clean” because I avoid most things that come in a package?
Sure I don’t eat meat other than chicken or white bread/pasta/rice or heavily processed foods but that’s what works for me. So what can I label that? The Little Honey Bee diet? I don’t hate it.
I concluded this: I eat what I want to eat. And I think you should too. I aim to make balanced choices that ultimately make me happy.
That doesn’t fit any label I’ve heard of.
Just a little food for thought… literally… for your Monday.
I do hope you had a great weekend!
No questions… just your thoughts