Growing up, some of my favorite foods were candy bars, caramel covered popcorn, potato chips and hoagies. These days some of my favorite foods are hummus, eggplant and black bean soup. Yes folks, I've become one of THOSE people, a healthy eater.
|My vegan friend Pat at Wegman's in Downingtown, PA|
I stopped eating candy in 1960. All during my school days I used most of the money I earned as a paper boy to buy candy and comic books. When I joined the Army I left candy behind. The damage was already done though, plenty of tooth cavities.
I never was a soda drinker. Nor a coffee drinker although I did enjoy an occasional coffee after a restaurant meal.
|A healthy meal at Cafe Azafran in Lewes, DE|
I never eat between meals. I'm not a snacker. I gave up on snacking when I put on a lot of weight after my near death experience resulting from surgery when I was 17 years old. I was so inactive during that time that my weight increased from 160 lbs. to 202 lbs. I was determined to drop that weight so I went on a life long diet. No candy and no potato chips. However about twenty years ago I did become addicted to Doritos, that's not the same is it?
I used to love pork chops but about ten years ago my stomach started to rebel against pork fat. Listen to your body Ron. I'm listening.
My main meat the past several years has been chicken. Boneless chicken breasts. Now I'm even getting tired of chicken.
What about fish you ask? No way, NO WAY. I never was a fish eater. No seafood. NO WAY. Seafood gags me.
This summer I met a delightful man who happens to be a vegan. Not a vegetarian but a vegan. The difference is that he doesn't eat any dairy products. I don't know if I can go that far, at least now. I do like eggs and butter. I am getting away from milk. These days I have Almond milk on my cereal.
|A healthy lunch at Nectar in Lewes, DE|
One of my very favorite "meals" used to be a grease ladened hoagie. Hey folks, if I had one of these bombs these days I would be on the floor, writhing in agony.
So folks, I'm one of THOSE people these days. A Fussy Eater. I'm listening to my body.
Now I think I'll go out and get some more Almond Milk. The weather forecast is for another Major Winter Storm. Yep, I'm going to be one of THOSE PEOPLE who storm the local supermarket and clean off the shelves of milk. However, in my case it's almost milk. The basis for my nightly smoothie.