People ask me all of the time – so are you cured from your SED? Heck no. I highly doubt I will ever actually be ‘cured’. However; I manage. I improvise and improve. This is about the best I can do. Sometimes I go along, feeling great, and almost maybe kinda sort possibly forget about the whole SED thing … and then BAMMO WAMMO it will hit me in the face! Yep, still there.
I noticed a few days ago that a fast food restaurant named Schlotsky’s sells soup. I rarely go there, so I did not know this. Upon further review, I realized they sell New England Clam Chowder. Woo Hoo. I like this kind of soup. Of course; being the picky sort of gal that I am; I am very particular about where I get this kind of soup. So far; the only place I have ever eaten it at in public is at Red Lobster or from Whole Foods. So now that I had this knowledge that this fast food restaurant, which is very close to me, sells a soup I like, I wanted to try and eat some.
It took a few days to get up the courage, but I finally decided today was the day. I ordered one cup WITHOUT toppings. I was very clear about that. It came in a little brown bag. I get home; and it had toppings. It was like the wind in my sails, just gone. All enthusiasm for trying something new, just GONE. So, now after gathering up bravery to try something new, I have to gather up even MORE stamina to determine if I am going to attempt to eat this stuff and modify it to my preference.
Okay, I dive in. It was blah. It was not fabulous. Then I did something daunting. I looked up the nutritional information on the internet. OH my word. Here is the breakdown: Holy Cow: 1 cup of soup: 1110 calories, 32 grams fat, 16 grams of saturated fat, 980 mg sodium, 143 carbs, 118 grams sugars, 93 grams protein. So maybe in those days I was gathering up courage to try a new dish, I should have looked up this info BEFORE I paid for it 🙂 OH well. So do you think I will be making this a habit? Soup from Schlotsky’s I mean? Nope. Not at all. But at least now I know it’s an option (maybe).
Meanwhile, in other news for the picky vegetable haters out there … I read an interesting blog post. I like a LOT of the tips in here. Of course I am reading it through my SED lenses of life, and even still, I believe the tips are solid! Some of the links to recipes are great. Therefore, I recommend giving it a peek if you care to do such. http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2014/09/04/vegetable-haters-how-to-start-eating-vegetables/
As for storing vegetables and such, this is another great website. If you ever wondered how long your favorite food or beverage will stay tasty, this is a good link for saving: http://www.stilltasty.com/
And if you’ve read this far and you are wondering what in the world is SED … well, here ya go … a video where I talk about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8hogosShZ0&feature=youtu.be
If you don’t want to watch a video, here is a link to picky eating vs selective eating disorder (SED) … it actually describes me very well … http://mealtimehostage.com/2012/12/13/picky-eating-vs-selective-eating-disorder/
Well there ya have it folks – -Spring is in bloom over here, and SED is in full bloom 24/7 😉 But that is okay – knowledge is power, and knowing what I have and what I’m dealing with is half the battle. The other half is doing something about that. With God, I am fully equipped.
Moral of the story? Know your issues so you know what you’re fighting, and if you’re going to eat at Schlotsky’s then I highly suggest looking at the nutrition information before braving that adventure.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady
1110 calories for… that??! No thank you! Thank you, however, for your blog 😀
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I’ve had to learn to look up nutrition information before I go out, too. Had a bowl of chili at Shake and Steak, thinking that would be one of the wiser choices on the menu. When I looked it up later I realized it was 980 calories. The salad with fried chicken would have been a better choice.
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