Sunday, July 06, 2008
Yesterday, my nephew said "Oh yea, you can't have dessert because you're on a diet." He was wrong in two ways. First - I am not on a diet. To me, being on a diet means eating "diet" foods and not eating "bad" foods until I've either reached my goal or quit. It is short term, restrictive, and usually not very successful. I am not on a diet. I am trying to eat healthier and make permanent lifestyle changes, including my diet, to become a better me. But I am not "on a diet". Second - I can have dessert ( in moderation). It may mean cutting down on some other foods later in the day. And I won't have dessert every day. But I have that freedom. I can eat anything I want but I keep in mind the consequences and try to keep things in balance. I have the freedom to choose. So yes, nephew, I can have that dessert or I can politely say no and enjoy an apple instead. I have the freedom of choice rather than the restrictions of some diet.