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I am not even remotely ashamed to admit that my first love in life was food. And I definitely had my fair share of affairs with all different kinds of dishes, mostly anything potato related but I wasn't too picky.

I was also a huge admirer of cheese, especially of the deep-fried variety, but I digress.

Nowadays I've calmed down a bit (you know, for my health or whatever).

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But that's not to say I'm depriving myself in any way, because that would just be unfair.

I still make sure I enjoy what I'm eating. After all, eating delicious food is one of the best parts about the human existence, and who am I to deprive myself of that kind of joy?

What I've done is made the so-bad-it's-good kind of food more of a treat and less of a constant.

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Once upon a time, I used to let myself indulge a little too much and that's not very good for you. I think the real eye-opener was the day I realized I'd had McDonald's for every meal, and hadn't even noticed until someone else pointed it out to me.

Yeah, I maybe loved the All-Day Breakfast thing a little too much.

So I stopped hitting up the drive thru as often and started forcing myself to actual (ugh) cook at home.

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It wasn't easy, and I'll admit that in the beginning it really felt like I was going through a bad break up. But I realized that if I made my favorite foods more of a "once-in-awhile" thing, they actually tasted even better because I appreciated them more.

You don't know how beautiful a mozzarella stick cheese-pull is until you haven't had one in months.

Honestly, it's like I've fallen in love with food all over again, but now I make sure to keep ours a good, healthy relationship so I don't have anything to feel guilty about.

Once that happens, every love song you hear will make you think about your favorite foods. And I'd like to think that's the way the artists intended it to be.