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No TV Tuesday post today – sorry lovelies! It’s a crazy hectic day of training my replacement, dental appointments, secret shops, and library pick-ups. Or just singular on all of those things. But I won’t leave you with nothing.

As I was talking to the lovely Kate today, we got around to the topic of evolving food preferences:

Katelyn:  My tastes have evolved. I like things I used to hate.
Me: Same here. Except mayonnaise. My fierce hatred of mayonnaise has only grown stronger. It was like cat pissed off fierce before. It’s like raptor fierce now.
Katelyn: That is amazing.

I really hate mayonnaise.
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As promised, here are another five facts about me! I’m going to take a leaf out of fellow truth tellers’ books…errr, blogs and give each truth post a theme. Thanks to Kate for this week’s theme idea…food!

1) I hate mayonnaise. If you know me at all, you know I hate mayonnaise. If you know me well, you know I don’t just hate mayonnaise, I despise it with a burning intensity. I’m not sure why. If I accidentally ingest it – for example, if someone puts it on a sandwich when I’ve asked for it without mayonnaise – I feel sick to my stomach. My favorite nicknames for it are “death” and “the Antichrist.”

2) I do eat things that have mayonnaise as an ingredient. I try really hard not to think about this, but as my palate becomes more open to tastes, I’ve started eating things that have mayonnaise as an ingredient. My boyfriend dislikes ranch and loves to point out to me that ranch contains mayonnaise (I still prefer to ignore this). I now sort of like deviled eggs. I love a good egg salad sandwich. Perhaps the strangest is that I like tuna fish sandwiches, but only with pickles – I also quite dislike fish. Don’t worry, though – I still hate mayonnaise on its own.

3) My favorite foods fluctuate, but they’re generally a fruit. I do love pastas and such, but my favorite foods almost always flip-flop between fresh strawberries or mangoes. Raspberries get in there occasionally, too. Put all those together into a smoothie…yum!!

4) I try to eat meals based on a serotonin-building diet. When I do follow a diet (which isn’t often), I do try to eat a serotonin-building diet. This is the opposite of some weight-loss diets, unfortunately, because it requires eating a decent amount of complex carbohydrates. To build serotonin (the “happy” brain chemical), you need the amino acid tryptophan – yes, the turkey amino acid that makes you sleepy. Most proteins have tryptophan in them, but unfortunately, absorption gets blocked by other greedy amino acids. Eating complex carbs neutralizes the rapidity of the digestion of the other amino acids, allowing tryptophan in. In case you’re curious, other foods good for your brain include beans, lentils, soy, or anything high in Vitamin B or Omega-3s.

5) I struggle with portion control. I’m a picky eater, but the food I do like, I LIKE. I want to enjoy it. But instead of taking the time to savor each bite, I eat fast and thus eat much more than I should. Somehow my brain seems to think that eating a lot of something is the same as savoring something. It’s a nasty habit that I’m working on correcting.

What are some of your food facts?

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