Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This is not a diet, this is how I have to spend the rest of my life. What I m realizing is that as great as it is to cook and eat diet type foods, I have to be realistic. Yes, I will eat healthier but I will on occasion eat those BAD foods. I have to be real, I know that I can't after 40 yrs just give up my favorite foods. Nor do I really want to, I know that when I deny myself something I really want over and over - then when I do eat it I will go over board. So to avoid going overboard I m going to occasionally eat those fatty, fully loaded foods. I will always try to cook healthier.
As Thanksgiving is approaching I've been really thinking about the menu. I am the cook. My son n daughter in law, my dad, hubby n I will have the meal together. Everyone has put in their request - I will make it all. I will also be making part of it healthier. Everyone has agreed to the compromise, n they wont know ahead of time which is which. I know that I will be over my calories on Thanksgiving and what that means is that I m going to have to exercise extra on both Thursday n Friday.
Some foods my favorites just cant b healthy - I except this - I except that they will b 4 special occasions only. If I fry it will be in either canola or extra virgin olive oil. Who knows maybe some day I wont want a nice skin on fried chicken thigh but right now that's heard to imagine, or a fried panzorotti or calzone. I LOVED FRIED FOODS. Every special occasion I go to someone asks me to bring the fried chicken(they even go buy the chicken n oil). I will have to exercise the rest of my life I do except that. I have to except that I m making lifetime changes. Who knows maybe in the end I will give up all those BAD foods.
My health is what I make of it ! ! ! ! !