The Simple Pleasure of a Bagel and Cream Cheese

One of my favorites.

Ryan Redmond
For the Love of Food
3 min readMar 25, 2024


Photo by Ryan DaRin on Unsplash

There was a time when I could eat anything I want and not gain weight.

It was in my childhood.

I could remember my parents and other adults saying things like, “Enjoy the metabolism while it lasts.”