I love food. But making lasting changes in my eating habits is so darn hard.
Going veggie was a slow process. I'm still going through it, as I still crave bacon and hamburgers sometimes.
I also have to really have conviction in why I'm giving up something before I can. I have to literally feel the physical effects of changing my diet for it to stick. Giving up caffeine, isn't working because I haven't noticed a difference. I still feel the same. So, giving up my diet coke is all conjecture of what it might potentially perhaps makes me healthier. I don't feel healthier, I don't feel less tired. And I really enjoy having soda with my meals.
I was able to give up meat because not only do I feel incredibly guilty after eating it, but I also feel kind of crappy. Fish doesn't make me feel either guilty or crappy, so I like eating it instead.
I was able to give up Mcdonalds because it really made me feel like crap. (I do get sucked into eating french fries though once in a while.)
I don't know if I'll ever be able to give up diet coke completely. I need more of an incentive to stop. And I need a habit to replace it with, and water just doesn't do it when it comes to enjoying a meal.
Speaking of food, there's a new fast food joint in New York that is trying to emulate McDonald's. It's called ZenBurger (do you think they got the idea from my blog title?)
What do you think? Is the whole concept flawed? Are "zen" and "fast food" two incompatible concepts?