Although I can think of some foods that I don’t like, I’m not a picky eater. Over the past few years my diet has gradually changed to one that is much healthier. Overall I’ve tried to eliminate processed food and its accompanying added sugar, replacing these foods with “real” food…fruits and vegetables. When I first started running I tried a low carb diet, and learned very quickly that low carb and running don’t work together…at least for me.
I remember a 4 mile run (which at the time would have been a long run) when I very clearly felt the lack of energy after the third mile. After that run, I decided I needed to start my days with some healthy carbs. I settled on oatmeal with blueberries. The problem was that I detested oatmeal. I remember an older sister forcing me to eat it when I was a child and it was awful. But at this time in my life I was more interested in health than memories of bad breakfasts.
I tried Coaches Oats, and learned the texture was not as awful as rolled oats. It’s been my most common breakfast since (4+ years). Surprisingly to me, it was this breakfast that I missed most while I was in Europe for three weeks. It’s amazing how our tastes can change!
Today I’m personally thankful for: the great variety of healthy food choices we have in California; that our food tastes change when we quit eating highly processed food (real food tastes better); and the opportunity to go to track workout tonight.