1 step forward: 2 steps back

fried meat beside sliced lemon and white mustard

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Five months. Five whole months of avoiding meat down the drain

I shocked my damned self when I took the first bite of the bbq laced wing from Hooters just two weeks ago.  I don’t know WHY I did it.

I’d made it through Thanksgiving AND Christmas with zero temptations.

So why now?  My brain told me they smelled good. My eyes told me they looked good.   But when they hit my tongue…they did not TASTE GOOD!

Is it possible I was able to reverse a lifetime of meat lover’s delight five short months?

It didn’t seem real.

So instead of taking that as a lesson well learned.  I had to push forward in the name of research.

One day, I snacked on a sausage. Two days later, I tested ground beef. Finally I ended my random diversion with fried chicken.  The result, much like the beloved hot wing was the same.

The ground beef tasted strange. The sausage too salty. And the fried chicken, while tasty, it left me feeling unfulfilled.
The treats I’d once enjoyed at every meal were no longer of interest to me. (I believe thiss hocked me the most!)

Now that curiosity has been laid to rest, I think it’s time for me to move forward. And try my hand at eradicating a more sinister snack issue… my long-standing love affair with the “bad carbs!”

Will meat ever return?  I can’t say it won’t, but if history is any indicator of action, I can’t say it would stick around long.