I’ve always been a picky eater. Shocking since I’m a fatty, right? I’ve never been picky about whether to have pizza, a burger, fried chicken, two more brownies, etc. Picky as in, there were a lot of foods that I thought I hated but I had never tried. I just somehow knew I didn’t like them. On my journey to healthier living I have really tried to expand my tastebuds. There are still things I don’t enjoy like raw tomato, broccoli, cauliflower or onion, but cook those babies up and I can eat them on almost anything now. That is quite a victory for that girl that used to throw a tantrum if I even saw an onion near my plate. I told Molly back when we started that I would be more open to trying things and I have. Even found some things I really love like peppers, spaghetti squash, salmon, protein shakes, pita bread, reduced fat ice cream, spinach and so on. I thought I didn’t like these things because they were foreign to me but they were great once I gave them a chance!
Last night a friend of ours was cutting up some radishes and Molly and I both said we hadn’t tried them before even though I, again, was sure I didn’t like them. In my head they tasted like a cross between raw potato and an onion. So we tried them and lo and behold, they weren’t that bad at all. I mean, I’m not going to start lugging a bag around in my purse to snack on 24/7 but would no longer be opposed to grabbing one off of a salad bar or putting in a variety bag of mixed veggies for an afternoon snack. Even if I hadn’t liked it, what was the harm in trying? Three seconds of a bad taste in my mouth? I mean, really. Makes me wonder what I had always been so scared of when trying new foods. Maybe I was scared I would actually like some of the healthier options? Or I’m resistant to change and like my routine? Not sure but it doesn’t matter now. I’m breaking down that barrier between myself and healthier food options. And I have to wonder, what else do I think I don’t like that I might really enjoy? Could be an activity or sport, a type of clothing, a new shampoo. Who knows. But the best thing I can do is try new things and continue to explore my world. I can’t be scared of what I don’t know. I can try anything once. And it’s nice to know that the improved Lyndee2.0 will! What are you scared of? Just try it!