Valentine's Day Needs To Break Up With Food

02/06/2015 07:37 am ET | Updated Feb 06, 2015

Valentine's Day and eating have long gone hand in hand. There's the chocolates. The fancy dinner. More chocolate (in the form of dessert). When people think about celebrating this day of love, it's almost always centered around food. We know this. But what we don't understand is why?

As food writers, we obviously adore the stuff -- from the everyday breakfast to the hard-to-find exotic ingredients. We sometimes think about food more than we do our own children. But we still believe Valentine's Day and food should break up. While food can make us feel all kinds of wonderful feelings, the one thing it doesn't do is make us feel, er, romantic. After a big meal, that other activity that is so closely associated with this holiday is pretty much off the table. All we want to do is take off our shoes and digest.

If you think we're just being the scrooge of Valentine's Day, hear us out:

  • 1 For many, Valentine's Day includes one of these.
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    A beautiful box of chocolates filled with all kinds of wonderful, sugary flavors.
  • 2 It starts off innocently enough.
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    One taste of the delicious nice chocolates.
  • 3 Then this happens. WHOOPS!
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    That's going to hurt.
  • 4 Which leaves you feeling like this.
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    BLOATED. Also known as the opposite of sexy.
  • 5 And then you have to squeeze into something like this.
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    Zippers be damned.
  • 6 A three course French meal is often a popular dinner choice.
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    That's butter on top of cream on top of cheese. Basically, indigestion for days.
  • 7 Or Italian.
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  • 8 And then, there's this.
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    There's nothing more romantic than watching your loved one shovel overpriced food into their mouth. That's AMORE.
  • 9 Which almost always results in stinky breath you don't want to have anything to do with.
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    You're going to be expected to kiss that goodnight. Happy Valentine's Day folks!

Do you see our point? If so, make a date on Valentine's Day with one of these desserts instead.

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