20 Personal Essay Topics: What to Write about Your Favorite Food?

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Posted on June 21, 2016

If you are writing a favorite food personal essay, then you might be struggling to find a good way to write out the topic. Remember that this type of writing is meant for you to present your favorite food, but it can be done so in a variety of ways. The topics below can be good topics through which you indicate to the reader your favorite food and why. For example, if you are an athlete and you love munching on steamed rice and broccoli, then you can write about dietary cycles for weight lifting and muscle building as the topic to introduce your favorite food.

This should be an essay that you enjoy, so enjoy the twenty topic suggestions below:

  1. How to Change Snack Intake Gradually to Improve Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health — My Favorite Ways.
  2. Principles of Nutrition and Calorie Consumption in My Favorite Food.
  3. Dietary Cycles I Use for Weight Lifting and Muscle Building.
  4. How I Change Diet Gradually to Improve Fiber Intake.
  5. What Snacks I Eat to Keep the Body Healthy and Clean.
  6. Different Diets and Which One Is the Best for My Lifestyle.
  7. How I Started Changing Heavier Carbohydrates for Midday Meals and Not Dinners.
  8. Which Foods I Eat to Combat Inflammation and Exhaustion.
  9. Snacks I Avoid Because of Their Unhealthiness.
  10. Foods Specifically for Fighting Certain Diseases.
  11. My Favorite Foods to Improve Weight Lifting Results and Bodybuilding.
  12. My AB Blood Type Snack Foods and Foods to Avoid.
  13. The Way I Handle Excess Calories from My Favorite Food.
  14. Why My Blood Type O Needs Higher Rates of Fish and Less Grains.
  15. Why I, As Blood Type A, Should Be Vegetarian.
  16. My Best Foods for Blood Type B.
  17. The Negative Impact of Distillation Process and Potential Cross Contamination for Liquors—Why I Avoid Them.
  18. Impact of Processed Meats and Their Lack of Nutritional Value—Why I Change My Eating Ways.
  19. How I Avoid Sugar Replacements for Snack Foods and Replace Them with Complex Sugars.
  20. Which Snacks We Eat That Are Scientifically Linked to Different Forms of Degenerative Diseases.

Remember of course that these are meant to guide you and may not necessarily be the best fit for your particular writing task or assignment. You may also give a look at our interesting facts on favorite food and writing advice article on personal essays. Because there are so many from which to choose, and because the process of presenting your favorite food in a creative light can be challenging for students, you are also given a sample below of one of the topics so that you can see how an essay of this sort might be properly written.

Sample Personal Essay “Handling Excess Calories from Your Favorite Food”

Today, there are many people concerned with calorie equilibrium. They focus solely on the idea that in order to be healthy you have to focus on the number of calories you take in and you must make sure that the number of calories you consume is on par with the number of calories you have burned off. But there is a catch to this thought: a single calorie burned by sleeping or by exercising is still a calorie burned but not every calorie you consume is the same. Some types of calories will reap larger repercussions on your body in comparison to others, and most people are so blissfully unaware of these differences or the things they can do to prevent otherwise harmful ramifications brought on by these harmful calories. So while fruit might be the best food there is, many people consider fruit to be just as many calories as something less healthy, which is not quite true.

When a person’s body brings in excess calories, the way it generally handles that load is to convert the calories into insulin or fat. But the difference lies in the calorie sources themselves. Consuming 150 calories from almonds is processed differently in your body compared to consuming the same 150 calories from a Coca Cola. Inside the average Coca Cola there is more sugar than the American Heart Association dictates a person should consume in a single day (the rate of which is 6-9 tablespoons per day from any source). The higher sugar counts which are ingested will immediately reach the liver because the Coca Cola, unlike almonds or any other healthier snack, has no fiber. The fiber contained naturally in fruits or vegetables prevents the sugar from reaching your liver immediately. But with a soda, the liver converts the sugar immediately into fat which increases your insulin levels.

Another thing that many people do not recognize with their favorite snack foods and drinks is that the body will process foods in different ways. Consuming a piece of fruit as a snack provides your body with natural sugars which are processed in the exact same way as manufactured sugars found in sodas. But the difference here lies in the fact that when the body consumes sugars from natural fruits and vegetables, it simultaneously receives fiber which helps to break down the sugar over a longer period of time rather than all at once. If you consume your sugar source without the fiber, it all goes to the liver and the liver gets overworked. When this happens the pancreas has to help to prevent insulin levels from spiking too high and converts the excess sugar and insulin into fat which remains stored in the body.

One way to look at it that burning off the calories consumed from a healthy snack plate of fruit and vegetables is much easier for your body than burning off the calories that you get from the pizza and soda consumed the night before. In order to burn off a Coca Cola, you need to ride a bike for 1:20 and to burn off one cookie you have to jog for 20 minutes. In order to get rid of the calories from 1 medium box of French fries from McDonalds, you would need to swim for 1:15. Most people literally lack the time they need to get rid of the calories that they take in from unhealthy sources, which leaves the calories stored in the body as fat rather than converted as useful energy. Because of the risks involved, it is imperative to understand the calorie types involved in the snack foods you enjoy and to mitigate the risk of higher fat storage by consuming healthier alternatives.

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