Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Netflix is ruining my life.
Every time I turn it on, I cannot stop myself from watching food documentaries, thus making it impossible to eat normal food. In the last month I have watched Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, Food Fight, Food Inc., and Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead. Now, I find myself in line at Ellwood Thompson's buying things like Nutritional Yeast, vegan ranch dressing, and kale. It is like I don’t even know myself anymore.
Sure, I dabbled in healthy eating a couple of weeks out the year (usually right before Fashion Week), but this time it feels different. It is less about what size dress I want to wear and more about how I have been completely brainwashed in to believing that eating vegetables is a good thing. Gross, I know.
Since I have been stepping up my vegetable intake I have become obsessed with the juice bar at Ellwood Thompson’s. Green juice, I cannot get enough. I look forward to waking up early to get my “Greens Supreme” or “Greens Supreme 2” before I go to work. In my pre-Netflix days, I could barely drag myself out of bed for a bagel from Panera and I looooved those everything bagels.
I shop more at Ellwood’s because I can no longer bring myself to walk down the chip aisle at my regular grocery store. I have to run past that row on my way to the cat food. I swear the last time I was there I could hear a bag of Doritos crinkle as if it is was craning to catch a glimpse of me as I rushed by. I miss that bag of Doritos. I miss French fries, and most of all, I miss melty mozzarella cheese on garlic crusty bread.
I know what you are thinking. How can one live without cheesy garlic bread? The truth is, I have no idea. For now, I am just drinking a lot of juice and trying to take a break from documentaries about food. And when I get really stressed about what to eat, I remind myself vodka is vegan.