My boyfriend is pretty strong willed. He was able to completely change his diet and lifestyle and lost a lot of weight over the last few years. I’m really proud of him.
But what I love about it is that he never turned into one of those creepy gym obsessed health freaks that only talks about how much they love kale.
Let’s get one thing straight. I love food. I don’t mean I like food because it helps me survive and because some of it tastes good. I mean my life revolves around food. I go to sleep excited for breakfast. Pizza has cured bad weeks and chocolate can transform me from a beast into a normal human again. I would punch a Disney World face character for well made eggplant rollitini and would probably beat them up in front of a large group of children for a well made Tiramisu. Both my parents are really great cooks. My mom doesn’t enjoy it as much as my dad does. My father constantly says he missed his calling in life, which was to be a short order cook. He is imaginative and creative and makes things no one would ever try to make.
I, on the other hand, have burnt Rice-a-Roni multiple times and set the fire alarm off in my dorm 4 times in one semester my junior year of college (those were dark times… but it was the first time I had my own kitchen!)
After telling you all of this I hope I’ve conveyed my intense appreciation for food.
That is why I never understood the phrase that people use, “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”
My boyfriend and I were making fun of that phase because, while he has gotten thinner than he used to be, he is still a self proclaimed “fat kid” and that is why we are so good together. While making fun of the phrase, I started listing things that do, in fact, taste better than skinny feels… and here is my list:
- Pizza (duh)
- a plain bagel toasted with strawberry creamcheese
- every non-fruit flavored poptart
- gummy worms
- 7/11’s chicken salad sandwich
- Kit Kats
- sweet potato fries
- bacon egg and cheese on a roll
- french onion soup
- nutella on warm toast
- caramel flavored ice cream
- lo mein
- creme brulee
- chocolate chip pancakes
- turkey bacon
- flour-less chocolate cake
- tortilla chips and spicy salsa
- pretty much every kind of doughnut
- cosmic brownies
- Belgian waffles
- those giant turkey legs that Disney World sells
- Carvel’s flying saucers (my entire senior year these were all I ate. They went well with all the alcohol I could finally legally drink… healthy I know)
- big macs
- Applebee’s Chocolate lava cake
- chocolate cupcakes with funfetti frosting
- caramel covered granny smith apples with pecans or walnuts (whichever, I’m not picky)
- fried chicken
- Kinder brand chocolate Easter Eggs
- chicken nuggets
- Italian bread
- Mr Softee vanilla soft serve with crunchies on top
freshly baked chocolate chip cookiesraw cookie dough
- tequila sunrises (the drink)
- General Tso’s chicken
- double chocolate muffins
- grilled octopus
- my grandmother’s cookies
- cheese cake
- chicken fingers and honey mustard
- roasted peppers
- mashed potatoes
- chocolate covered strawberries
- carrot cake
- beef stew
- chicken cutlets
- fruit roll ups/fruit by the foot
- all wine
- pork fried rice
ok I need to stop this list because I’m now starving and I just finished lunch.
If I could eat all of these foods all the time without being 800 pounds I totally would. But not everyone is lucky enough to have a fast metabolism… so I’ll just sit here, eat my orange, and be sad.
*disclaimer, I actually love vegetables but I figured they didn’t go very well with the rest of the list.