Today, my boys begged me for food from Popeye’s. In case you’re not familiar, it is a fried chicken fast food chain. I gave in, I agreed. Big mistake. Huge.
Here’s the thing I find ironic. I barely had a few bites of this food, and it made me horribly ill. However; there was a time .. many moons ago … that I used to love this place. I did indeed LOVE that chicken from Popeye’s. Come on, you know you sang the commercial with me just now. The biscuits, oh my. The mashed potatoes, heaven. The chicken – well it was my fav. Not anymore. Not only did this food today make me sick, it literally made my insides hurt.
Please don’t miss my point here. It is not to bash Popeye’s. My children did not get sick. This is not a bad restaurant. My point is this: Know your body. Once you change your lifestyle, and your body becomes accustomed to certain things, or unaccustomed, it’s hard to enjoy it like you used to do. I cannot eat this stuff anymore. I just can’t. Not everyone is like me, some people can go years without a certain food and then eat it again, and be just fine. My body is not wired that way. My stomach rebelled in a bad fit today and let me know in no uncertain terms, this food is not welcomed.
So when you know better, but do something anyway, be prepared for the consequences. That is pretty much true in all of life, I dare say. I knew better. I knew I had not eaten this stuff in a very long time for a darn good reason. I did it anyway. Yikes. Now here I am swearing I will never do this again. But the truth is, I might, and I probably will. Although it may be a good long while. And if I do, the consequences will likely be similar.
Now tell me, is there a food or something you used to adore and inhale but now makes you hurl? I’d love to hear your take on this.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady