Do you ever get into a food rut, eating the same meal over and over? If so, what's your rut? How do you get out of the rut?

I never think of my eating habits as being in a rut. I do eat the same foods over and over again but I like it that way. I will admit that my relationship with food has always been turbulent and I try very hard to make it work for me in the most healthy way possible. The baby girl actually commented on the fact that she couldn't do as I do and live in the same predictable food rut day in and day out. She finds it to be boring. Honestly her comment didn't bother me because I don't mind be boring. Even though I eat the same bowl of oatmeal on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I still look forward to it because I know that I am doing my body a lot of good and I also really like oatmeal. The same goes for Tuesdays and Thursdays when it is rye toast with butter and Bonne Maman preserves; either the fig, peach or wild blueberry. The weekends is cereal time, my cereal du jour for now is the Quaker Oats Oatmeal Squares with a hint of cinnamom, they stay crunchy in milk.

During the week for lunch it's either turkey and provolone cheese with mustard on rye as a sandwich or smoked salmon with whipped cream cheese on poppy seed and black pepper water crackers for lunch and dinner means vegetables.

Whenever we go out to restaurants, my food "rut" goes out the window because I love to try new things all the time but when I'm at home I like to eat the tried and true, it makes eating for me much easier and less stressful.

I almost forgot weekends, I am ashamed to say that my good eating habits go out the window on weekends. Intellectually I know that it is wrong and not very good for me or my psyche but I do it anyway. I should stop indulging in the large amounts of ice cream on the weekends but I haven't as of yet. The only reason that I am contemplating not eating my usually unhealthy amounts of Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream is because warmer weather is coming and a few pounds less on my frame would be lovely during the warmer months.

Out of all the relationships in my life, food is the most contentious; the love and hate, the push me and pull me. The I can't live with you but I can't live without you. In my experience food is never boring, even if others consider me being in a rut about it.

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