|Blogtober Day Twelve
I always feel that around this time of year I become a real foodie. I don't know if it's the colder weather or the fact that I'm someone who has always craved carbs but I just LOVE dough in all its forms - dough turned into bread, dough turned into garlic bread, dough turned into pizza - you name it, I love it! Unfortunately or maybe fortunately...the cravings don't stop there because I am a sucker for chocolate, specifically chocolate brownies and I'm telling you from now, if I could go around taste-testing every chocolate brownie in every restaurant that served it for dessert then I would be a pretty happy gal! No lie.
I recently had an awesome day out with a loved one where we enjoyed a movie at the cinema and a three course meal at Zizzi and I couldn't believe just how much I would enjoy my garlic bread with mozzarella and caramelised onions. I liked it, A LOT, and not from the point of view that it just tasted great but it made my soul happy and it made my heart sing, it was THAT good.
In case you're wondering, yes I am one of those people that like to take photos of their food before they eat it which can of course annoy those around me but hey, at least I get to remember my food for years to come and have the opportunity to think: "wasn't that a darn good plate of dough balls!" No regrets for me. None. Nada.
I think that it's important to note though that Mediterranean girls like me...scrap that...Greek girls like me love to eat, at least the ones I know do! Similarly just like Italians or the Spanish, our food tends to be quite heavy, quite filling and oh so tasty which can often make it difficult to say no to another plate of dolmades, Greek bread and/or feta cheese - the latter of which are just two of my ultimate weaknesses amongst a whole selection of other delicious treats.
So for this season I'll continue to be a foodie but I'll actually start to look after myself a bit more because all play (food) and no work (exercise) can lead to a very unhealthy lifestyle and I don't want to continue on that road if I can help it. I'm pretty sure that is what often turns my life into a mini self esteem disaster, which is something that I certainly do not need.
In the meantime, whilst I venture down that road to becoming a healthier version of myself, be sure to let me know a bit more about you and your love for food. If you're a foodie, how do you balance your cravings and your love for food in order to have a healthy lifestyle? Give me some tips and let's chat!