Today, my father and I went out to lunch at Chipotle, one of our personal favorite lunch spots. I am huge fan of the burrito bowls, because I personally don’t love tortillas that much, so this way I can skip the flour-induced coma and just eat yumminess of the inside of the burrito. I got up and ordered my usual: a burrito bowl with brown rice, black beans, pork, and cheese. Pretty simple. My dad, being the health fanatic he is ordered: a burrito bowl with grilled veggies, a small amount of black beans, chicken, salsa, and a little bit of guacamole. (Nasty in my opinion). We bought a Diet Coke (I’m pathetically addicted) to split and sat down to eat.
I am a bit of a germ/cleanliness/hygiene freak so I put an opened napkin down as a place mat with my fork and drink on it. And just as I am about to take a bite of the yummy deliciousness that is the burrito bowl, my dad reaches into my bowl and takes like 80% of my cheese (which wasn’t a lot to begin with!) and plops it onto my place mat! HE HAD JUST MURDERED MY DELICIOUS BURRITO BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is like a capitol crime in my book! MY CHEESE HAD BEEN MAULED, AND I DEMANDED TO KNOW WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My dad told me that cheese is fattening and I proceeded to reply with “It’s what makes my burrito bowl complete!” It was more of a yell than a reply, but we were the only ones at the restaurant, so it was okay-ish.
But he is, in fact, right for once. Cheese contains a lot of fat that comes from dairy, which makes it tasty on the lips, but down right evil on the hips! I am also lactose intolerant, so I try to avoid dairy anyways. But if you are curious on a way to shed some pounds, pass on the cheese!
Although, I feel that my father could have easily reminded me after I finished my burrito bowl and let me bask in the glory, he makes a great point.
I think we sometimes forget exactly how fat-filled dairy products can be! Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with some cheese on your Chipotle or some milk in your coffee, but I’ve found that one of the most effective ways to ditch some calories is to minimize the dairy intake. I will also say that for my babies with acne-prone skin, dairy could be a possible trigger and you may benefit from stripping it out of your diet.
Just some food for thought!