At the end of last week I started to feel a cold coming on. I didn’t pay much attention to it, until the next week. While I was bemoaning and coughing Monday which was really sad because it was holiday, I began to consider my health. I realized that maybe there is more that I could do to keep myself healthy.
Being a college student it can be hard to eat healthy foods and when you are feeling sick it probably isn’t a good idea to go to drink a gallon of Tampico, eat at Waffle Love, and down a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. –hence I got sick.
I am not a health major but I feel that sugar is really bad when you are trying not to catch a cold. So to recover as quickly as I could I decided to get extra sleep and restrain myself from consuming sugary foods, it was hard.
My first temptation: A cosmic brownie.
I went shopping with a friend who bought a box of Cosmic brownies. After sampling a piece of one I was offered one for myself, which I obviously accepted. But then I remembered my goal. This brownie surely would be the end of me. So I was strong, and I put it away to save it for later.
Because I had just gone shopping I sat down and pulled out a Tillamook yogurt, harmless I thought. Out of curiosity I decided to see how much sugar was in my nice little yogurt . . . 27 grams! What? I jumped over and took the box of brownies from my friend, 26 grams!
I was shocked. A yogurt has more sugar than a cosmic brownie?
Being healthy is hard work. I think that we have stigmas with certain foods. In reality there is so much unsolicited junk food all around us. I am going to try to educate myself on the foods that I eat. This will be a good habit that will either lead me to eating healthy, or, realistically, just end up helping me justify eating a good old cosmic brownie.