Wednesday, May 19, 2010
My dirty little secret
I have a dirty little secret.
Okay, it's not really dirty. It's not even remotely that bad. But you're super curious now, right?
It's more of an...embarrassing little secret.
You see, I eat baby food. Once a day I eat a little jar of fruit puree that is meant for people who still calculate their age in months.
I got on this habit a little while ago when I had to get a cavity filled. My dentist told me not to eat lunch unless it was soup or baby food. Intrigued, I went to the grocery store and bought a jar of banana baby food. It was DELICIOUS. I was instantly hooked.
I only eat the fruit flavors (banana, apple, mixed berries, peaches, etc.). The vegetable and dinner flavors look nasty. This little snack habit of mine is actually beneficial. It's cheap (at most grocery stores you can buy two for one dollar) and they are obviously very healthy. There is no added sugar, it's basically just fruit. The calories are incredibly low. One jar of peach is only 50 calories. Plus, as I said earlier it's freaking delicious.
However, it is a habit I kept hidden from my friends and family. After all, I am not a baby. I felt like people would laugh at me. Buying baby food in the store is worse than buying tampons. I would always do it quickly, praying no one would catch me in the act. And whenever a mother, or someone else with a legitimate reason, would walk up to the section, I would laugh really loudly and say something like "oh, I definitely need to get three jars of peach for little Andy!" or say apologetically "I'm sorry for hogging the pears, my daughter just can't get enough of them."
I have no children. It was shameful.
But then a few days ago I read a couple news articles online that changed my life. It made me decide to come out of the baby food closet.
Reese Witherspoon. Jennifer Aniston. Madonna.
They eat baby food too!
Apparently it's a popular diet for Hollywood celebrities.
For an example, take a look at this a recent Marie Claire article.
A lot of these celebrities substitute their regular meals for baby food.
Personally, I have no intention of taking it that far. Enjoying a jar of peaches as a snack is one thing, but to replace all my meals with it is another. I enjoy chewing food. Adults are supposed to chew food. That's why we have teeth.
But nonetheless, it was nice to see that I'm not the only one indulging in food designed for infants.
So...do you think I'm totally lame?
...please don't make fun of me!