********************Today's question comes in part due to my partner's lunch today and the tantalizing aroma that was wafting over to my half of the dispatch console and causing my taste buds to weep!
After putting it off for way too long, I managed to get myself back on a diet of sorts this past Sunday. You could call it penance for that Handshaken Coldbrew Marble Mocha Latte that some of you may remember ...
Anyway ... before I rudely interrupted myself with that decadent display of deliciousness, I was saying that I started a diet after putting it off for way too long with the first and foremost reason being the fact that my last round of bloodwork showed that I was pre-diabetic. No big surprise there as it runs rampant in my family and I did have gestational diabetes with both girls but it was certainly enough to give me pause and rethink my longevity options.
My doctor suggested that I step away from the carbs and knowing from past experience that carbs and I are not friends no matter what they might have me believe, I have opted to kick-start my weight loss program with a round of Atkins before switching over to the Michael Thurmond 6-Week Body Makeover program which really works quite well.
At any rate - all Adventures in the Land of Weight Loss aside, I have noticed that when I'm on a diet, especially one that restricts carbohydrates, my sense of smell becomes extremely fine-tuned and I can detect a loaf of fresh-baked Italian bread while still sitting in my car with the windows rolled up in the furthest section of the grocery store parking lot!
I've done very well this week - if I do say so myself - and have been able to resist the temptation of both an apple pie and Boston Cream pie that made their way into the dispatch center but when Jen's order of fresh, hot french fries arrived today I swear I needed a drool bucket! I managed to resist reaching over and grabbing even one french-fried stick of the evil carbohydrates but ... oh that smell!
And that finally brings us to this week's question:
What food smell can literally bring you to your knees and make your stomach juices start to flow above all others?Now, while you answer that I hope you'll excuse me while I go find a piece of meat to chew on!