I work at Arby's. I do not eat at Arby's. But the other day I had the craziest craving for curly fries and red ranch. What's one time going to hurt?
I'm sure most people would be surprised just how much fast food--even a small curly fry--damages their bodies.
When I stopped eating fast food (mostly because of that Supersize Me documentary) I started paying more attention to my body. I learned what it liked (spinach, apples, nuts, zuchini, etc.,etc.) and what it didn't like (meat, curly fries, processed "food"). Certain things really make me feel like shit--hamburger for example. I had to stop being polite to people feeding me dinners of taco soup, shepards pie, or spaghetti because politeness just isn't worth the heavy, grumbly pains in my gut. I much prefer to be the stobby vegan bitch who either doesn't show up to dinner or who makes it terribly difficult for others to prepare food for me.
My body is my priority.
But what about those times when I get a mad craving for something? For curly fries?? Well, I give in. Then like the other day I realize that I'm an idiot. I wanted the crunch on the outside and the soft, hot inside combined with that seasoned outer layer and an added smooth tang. It tasted good. I will admit that much. My mouth enjoyed the curly crunch and the tangy red ranch. But, my tummy wasn't happy. Maybe next time I'll remember it isn't worth it.
RyBread Wisdom: When you decide you're not going to do something (like eat meat--or curly fries), trust that decision over your cravings. Don't eat at Arby's.