First, I’m going to need your help. A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about an indirect, strange diet tip with the intent of being the first in a series. Unfortunately, the title sounded like something flashing on the sidebar next to a gif of somebody’s shrinking belly. (As a side note, here’s an interesting blog post about how “click-bait is killing content quality“.) Anyway, my old title was lame, so I’m going to need you to join me in pretending that my first diet tip post was entitled”Passive Aggressive Diet Tip #1″. Got it? Okay, great. What is reality if not collectively sanctioned perception anyway? Now that we’re all on the same page, here’s my second Passive Aggressive Diet Tip. You know, since I already posted one Passive Aggressive Diet Tip and this is the next one that I’m posting with the same name as the other one. Right? Right.
Passive Aggressive Diet Tip #2:
I’m not talking about leftovers here. I’m talking about freezing foods and eating them frozen. Bananas, chocolate, cherries (OMG my favorite!!!), yogurt, juice, bars, cookies… so many choices!
When I was a kid, my parents used to put my juice boxes in the freezer so they would keep my food cold and be defrosted by lunch period. Pretty innovative, but not as innovative as my friends and I were when we’d cut off the tops and eat that icy juice with a spoon. Which is better- a juice box you slurp down in 30 seconds, or a frozen slushy treat that takes 30 minutes to eat?
That’s the fantastic thing about frozen foods- they take a long time to eat. Of course, “a long time” is a relative term (a piece of chocolate might take 2 minutes instead of .2 seconds to disappear), but it’s a lot easier to eat just 1 cookie if it takes 10 minutes. There’s also the added bonus that freezing things kind of makes them a little more desserty. Add “frozen” in front of “yogurt” and it gets a lot more exciting. See what I mean? Even a frozen banana is cold, creamy and satisfying. (I’ve been buying these at Fairway and they are awesome.)
I’m sure I’m not alone here. What foods do you like to eat frozen? And if this seems strange to you, go ahead and give it a try. Hopefully you’ll be less, “You bitch! Why did you freeze a perfectly good brownie?” and more, “Cold things are delicious, you clever devil you”.