List of Foods I Never Thought I’d Eat Freely

As I poured myself some orange juice just now, and thought about my weird, yet care-free Sunday of eating: banana, bagel and cream cheese, orange, salad with cheese, now orange juice… I realized: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

Here are some more things that 2 years ago I never thought I would freely consume, when I want them, without more than I second thought:

  • gourmet cake doughnuts
  • pretzels
  • BREAD. DIP that bread in that non-perfect olive oil
  • sweetened yogurt (HA)
  • bagels (above)
  • tropicana orange juice (above)!
  • Cream or Whole Milk or whatever there is available, (but skim is gross to me)
  • so many bananas (after I was a raw vegan I never thought I would eat them again, but they are convenient.)
  • SANDWICHES. just eat them – they are filling and so very good.
  • cookies.
  • kit kat bars.
  • pancakes with maple syrup
  • waffles with ice cream
  • haagen dasz by the half pint
  • OH the poTAToes!
  • shit ton of butter
  • food that has shit oils in it, but I am hungry and I am out so who cares.
  • beer!
  • cheese for/with almost every meal
  • pasta. I am hungry and this is pasta ad I will eat all of it until I am not hungry, and everything is good and fuckin' fine
  • ditto rice.
  • fried rice.
  • pie. pie + almond butter. weird and good.
  • pizza. more than one slice for god's sake.

 

 

There is an infinite amount of foods I could list right now I am sure, but this list is what my glass of orance juice just inspired me to write.

 

So keep doing what you are doing- keep going- keep eating- keep living and breathing and doing fun things. Keep loving yourself and keep reminding yourself that life is not a stupid diet. Life is life and food is food and I still eat salads because they taste good.

 

Fuck. It.

 

Please.

 

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Check out my workbook!

 

 

7 thoughts on “List of Foods I Never Thought I’d Eat Freely

  1. JJ says:

    Thank you, Jenny for making this morning the first morning I’ve not struggled with which diet to start today, or not to start one,. or maybe I can start one tomorrow,. and omg YUCK,. I can’t eat meat and cheese all day long.. etc etc.. such a pleasant few days i’ve had since reading your stuff. It’s brilliant and true,. but not so easy to conquer the first few days, I found myself buying organic foods, and have told myself that no processed foods but rather anything “real” is on. But that means I’m judging whats good and bad food. I think I decided on whole foods because processed is bad.. right?

  2. jjjorgi says:

    Thank you, Jenny for making this morning the first morning I’ve not struggled with which diet to start today, or not to start one,. or maybe I can start one tomorrow,. and omg YUCK,. I can’t eat meat and cheese all day long.. etc etc.. such a pleasant few days i’ve had since reading your stuff. It’s brilliant and true,. but not so easy to conquer the first few days, I found myself buying organic foods, and have told myself that no processed foods but rather anything “real” is on. But that means I’m judging whats good and bad food. I think I decided on whole foods because processed is bad.. right? do you post to Australia, would love to have the workbook. xo

  3. Amanda says:

    I just wanna say, I can so relate to this. Now that I don’t diet I eat: sweetened yogurt, juice, granola bars, lattes that you can’t order “skinny”, and I always order a starch side at restaurants, whereas before I’d just get veggies. I do all these things without a second thought now, whereas if I consumed them before, I felt a sense of guilt, that I was doing something “bad”. Yay for the “fuck it” diet!!!

  4. I’ve been getting down on so much yummy, happy Nutella, Ben and Jerry’s, potatoes, cheeeeese, sandwiches WITH mayo, Coca-Cola yummmm, Salt and Vinegar Potato chips omg, ketchup, waffles, cheeseburgers, french fries, cereal, oh man, it’s all so good. And I feel HAPPY. I feel fed and nourished. And I’m not in my head with crazy dieting madness. I really feel free. I feel like a normal human being eating normal freakin’ food and not all ridiculous and caught up in some diet trend or vegan nonsense or “clean” or low cal/carb or whatever. (And I live in Los Angeles, yo – people here be CRAAAAAZY with food.) When I have fear come up around my body, I remind myself that I am taking care of myself, and that my body is healthy and feeling good! And I’m not bingeing at all. Just eating when I’m hungry, exactly what I want. To really feed myself makes me realize how much I’ve been starving FOR YEARS. So grateful for this freedom!

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