Broccoli in the Breakroom

Broccoli

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

So, do you think my coworkers are reading my blog? This platter of broccoli was sitting on the break room table when I came in today. Also note the spinach dip, and more insidious, the bags of potato chips behind it.

All of this calorie tracking is really changing the way I look at food. I have always loved food – reading recipes, preparing it, shopping for it, and of course, consuming it. Food has always been a big part of my daily life, and I don’t foresee that changing. I don’t think I will ever be one of those “food as fuel” people, but I am definitely looking at things differently.

It is funny to realize how wrong about food I have been. Looking at the nutritional values of dishes at restaurants has been a real eye opener. Portion sizes – actually measuring them out – that’s been another. I thought I pretty much had a good handle on nutrition before, but, man, I was wrong. I do like the idea of being more conscious about my food. I tend to like feeling that I am control of something, and I am certainly getting a better handle on this. It is a slow process, of course, but I am learning, and it is all going to pay off in the long run.

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