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Why I Don’t Eat Cheese

When I want to eat cheese, I just don’t. I’ve always avoided it in my life. I don’t like the taste and I don’t like the calories. I just don’t believe we are meant to eat it. It doesn’t do me any good. So I don’t.

It’s true. I don’t eat cheese, except for when its served to me, which has never happened. So why do I even know that? I think that may be because I have seen too many people in the media eat cheese. When I eat cheese, it makes my blood pressure go up, because I’ve got sugar in it, and when you have too much sugar in your bloodstream, you know not to eat all you want. It’s a biological imperative to keep your blood sugar steady, but it doesn’t seem to occur to people to take that same logic and apply it to ourselves. (And what’s the purpose of a body without sugar? If it was designed to give you everything, I feel like it’d be hardwired to do just that. If it were designed to produce sugar, it wouldn’t make that obvious. I am not saying cheese wouldn’t do you good, but that you’re not meant to eat a cheese stick. You wouldn’t want to eat more anyway.

So I think maybe our brains are wired to know instinctively that cheese will not do us good.

In the same way that you probably wouldn’t want to eat a cookie because you think it tastes bad, but if you got a craving… you’d probably end up eating it anyway. You wouldn’t think “You know what would probably be healthier? Chocolate chip cookies.” That would make no sense.

So maybe our brains like to eat food that is high in carbohydrates, such as bread and pasta. Sugar would be a good option there, since carbs are easy to digest, while carbs contain sugar. (I’m not saying carbs are bad, I’m just saying your brain wouldn’t be wired that way.)

On the other hand, maybe bread and pasta don’t make your blood sugar rise too much. Maybe the carbs are just a really good protein source that your body doesn’t really want, but if it is a good protein source, than we can’t eat all the grains we want to. It would make no sense.

In that case, cheese would be a very bad place to go for high blood sugar, because cheese would be filling your body with a lot of sugar, while you’re satiated, and would help you feel full for hours. I don’t know if this kind of low fat diet that includes a lot of cheeses or salads is good for you, but I think most people realize they’re eating way too much fat, so I think that’s where all this cheese is coming from – it’s just too much. I think most people would know not to eat that much cheese, and most of us just don’t see it.

What about the cheese-cheese analogy? I always felt that if we are eating cheese, we do it out of convenience, because we don’t have the time to make our own, and we have a lot of stuff to eat at home, and we have so few places to dine or have a meal outside of the grocery store – so we do it out of convenience.

Well, I can assure you, if you’re not a total idiot who doesn’t think this way, you know that there is no such thing as convenience in this world that you just have no real choice about. It’s completely irrational. So you can’t eat cheese with your breakfast? You can’t eat a cheese sandwich at breakfast? You can’t eat anything out of convenience?

You can not because if you did, you would have to cook it – and that’s time that you could be spending on other things. I’m not saying cheese would do you good if you were cooking – that’s just a point you can bring up, because it’s a question you can’t answer for yourself. Cheese is just too delicious.