Doesn’t that look yummy!
Early Saturday morning – very early – I had to take someone to the hospital emergency room. I feel truly fortunate there wasn’t a long wait for that person to be seen. But, the treatment took several hours, and I got hungry. When I eat is as important as what I eat since I control my Diabetes through diet and exercise. As in a lot of things, timing is everything – within reason.
So, I went to a local fast food place – the big world-wide brand fast food place. I have not been in one of those places for breakfast in a long time, so I thought it would be okay…that I would get what I needed.
Somewhere during the past several years, I must have become used to eating REAL FOOD. You know the kind: whole grains, fresh fruit, raw vegetables, etc. Food, right? My body does much better with real food. It has taste, texture and…wait for it – nutrition. A trifecta of good stuff.
So, there I was ordering what I thought would be okay. I got the stuff (I really can’t call it food) and took my first bite. It tasted like plastic. Felt like plastic in my mouth. Had absolutely zero taste. A truly bad trifecta. And one that I am not goring to repeat.
A little aside here: I have read articles in which people write about the taste of fast food and that it can’t be compared to real food – that food which is not fast food. You know what? I used to just ignore their sentiment. Heck, I liked fast food and they just wanted to get me to eat whatever food they were pushing or get some kind of supplement.
Folks, you know I am not here to sell you anything except to fight Diabetes. If I have a product, that’s it. No magical potions or supplements to sell here.
Meanwhile back at my breakfast….it was terrible and it was all I could do to get it down. I needed something to eat and something is better than nothing, right? But, if I had just taken a moment and looked around, I would have seen a grocery store full of fresh fruit, yogurt and maybe a bit of a roll. Even being hungry, I have to learn, or re-learn, that I have to be creative once in awhile to get the kind of food I really need and not settle for fake food…which is what I really ate. For about half the price of what I paid for that breakfast…HALF the price, I could have gone in the grocery store and come out with a veritable feast.
Sometimes we are going to be caught like I did – hungry and not able to find the kind of food we are used to eating. Take a moment to consider all of your options before settling for the plastic food. We fight our battle with Diabetes one meal at a time; one choice at a time.
Make a few smart choices and You will win your War On Diabetes!
As always, thank you for reading.