First World Problems

We all go through phases.

My exercise phases are basically just one phase: off. I am planning to hit the gym (our garage) the Monday after finals because we all know I do not even have one hour to do something healthy. 😉

My eating phases, however, have been a real problem lately and I think it is a reflection that can be seen on the blog.


I have been eating out a lot lately. I know I say that every post, but this time it is in a negative note. At first it was really fun to wine and dine every night and now it is becoming a drag. I have always eaten well my whole life and luckily never had any mental problems with food. Cooking has been a real challenge for me. I am not inspired by anything, despite all the fabulous recipes I come across reading your blogs. I have been putting off a grocery store trip for two weeks now. I never knew what it felt like to have my body seriously crave vegetables and fruit because it was deficient of vitamins and overwhelmed with refined carbohydrates and oil.

Two days ago I felt like that. I felt so gross and I just wanted a plate of chicken, broccoli and sweet potatoes.


My body is craving home cook meals.

It wants green, leafy vegetables and winter squash.


Persimmons, apples and grapes.


Taylor cooked me dinner last night, I can not believe how much of a difference it made and how fast I felt the change.

I am honestly so excited to start making delicious food again. I just ordered a bunch of small Pyrex glass containers so I can bring my leftovers for lunch.

Sorry for the random post but sometimes we just need to take a break from the day-to-day and talk about our feelings. I can not wait to show you all my creations in the next few months. 🙂

What is your first world problem?

14 thoughts on “First World Problems

  1. Let me be clear – I am emphatically against fasts, cleanses and faddy week-long “diets” for weight loss. That said, I’ll go ahead and completely 180 with this shameless contradiction. I’ve been doing the Sacred Heart Diet for 4 days now to cleanse and purge my body of the incessant meats and sweets binge of American and Puerto Rican Thanksgiving-palooza 2013.
    I feel fantastic.
    It’s basically a soup diet (which is kind of cozy in the sub zero temperatures here in Denver = it’s negative 11 degrees at this moment).

    Boiled down, you get unlimited soup, and then alternate days been only fruit and only veg. My body says YES! to fiber, vitamins, and breaking down nothing more that what came from the God’s green earth.
    Also, it’s really cheap and super easy to put together. The soup takes 15 minutes to make and lasts a week (= no cooking for a week), and then you just cut fruit and throw together salads and crudite ad nauseum for the the rest of the week.
    Anyhow, I just thought I would share my post-holiday, no-time-to-cook, need-real-food-fast solution for the week.

  2. That’s great you’re going to get back to cooking. Whenever I go on vacation I’m always excited about eating out at new places but by the end all I want is to be home and cook healthy for myself. It’s good you listen to your bodies cravings.

  3. I completely understand! Sometimes you just need a home cooked meal! My husband will often times eat at work because he is working late and they all get takeout. By the weekend all he wants is for me to cook him something. The only problem is I cook all week and my the weekend I just want someone to take me out to dinner! Problems, problems. 🙂 Good luck studying!

  4. That happens to me when I travel and there’s nothing you can do but eat out. Then after awhile, I just feel like overwhelmed by all the additives restaurants probably put in that we don’t see (butter, sugar, seasoning, etc.) So that’s when I crave simple, clean, home-cooked meals. I love going out too, but I can’t do it a lot. Balance is important!

  5. I think the pressure from finals is a good excuse to take a break from the kitchen. But I agree, it makes you feel crappy when you eat out constantly.

    I usually only eat out a few times a week but we have family coming in today and Brandon’s stepmom is the pickiest eater on the face of the planet…literally. I refuse to cook for her because I know she would complain. That, and I don’t know what to cook for her because she doesn’t eat vegetables. So, we’ll be eating out for the next week!

    Good luck on your finals and I hope you get some relaxing and exercise in soon! 🙂

  6. Every time I go on vacation i end up feeling this way! It makes me wonder how people can eat like this all the time and not realize how gross they feel!

  7. Cannot wait to see your creations in the next few months!
    I am the exact opposite in that I hardly ever go out to eat – before my mom took my daughter out for her birthday this past weekend, I don’t remember the last time I ate out! I love eating in and I so understand your body craving veggies and chicken! There are times when all I want is a bowl of oats or a plate of broccoli – some peeps think am strange but am just listening to ma body!

  8. I hear ya. I don’t eat out all that often, probably once a week, but last week I ate out like 3 times and I felt like I gained weight. I monitor it for health and fat reasons mainly. Man that eggs florentine is looking so good right now.

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