For those of you who know me well, you know I don’t eat fruit (other than berries). Never got into it despite the desperate attempts of my mom and nursery school teachers. It was a hard no…up until this week. I’m trying hard with a new change in jobs to get new habits formed and eating right is part of it. Here is how I did it.
- Purchase the banana. Believe it or not, they are usually in the basket NEXT to the cookies and cupcakes. I never noticed this before.
- Purchase an effective chaser. I chose iced green tea. It is potent enough to wipe even the sweetest of banana taste from your mouth.
- Sit near something that smells like you would eat it. I did this part by accident but I think its what got me through it. I sat in between a Mexican Restaurant and a movie theater. Every few minutes I could smell cheesy beans or buttery popcorn. When I smelled those smells, my tummy rumbled, I closed my eyes, and I took a bite of banana.
I would say it took about 25 minutes for me to get through eating the banana. It took another minute to find a garbage can for the peel. Will I do it again? Its hard to say at this point. Stranger things have happened. Earlier this week instead of eating the chips and cookie in my free lunch from Wordcamp – I ate the apple! WHO AM I?!