Saturday, January 26, 2013
We had "dinner and a movie night" last night. This is when I get together with about 5 other couples who are AMAZING cooks, and I eat what they bring. It's always fabulous.
I hadn't really decided on a strategy before I got there, but I made two dishes that I could eat with the ETL guidelines. I hadn't decided to forgo dessert, or to skip coffee, or any of those things. I want this "diet" to last forever and be a true lifestyle change and I am not going to skip dessert for the rest of my life.
So, before I left I was very hungry, so I had alot of carrot sticks and spinach dip.
I decided to have my lentil soup for my first course (pretty amazing...for lentils)
Then I went back through the line and had more lentil soup as well as some delicious pork and rice concoction - I picked out most of the pork, but not all. I"m trying to be gung-ho without being tyrannical. I also ate the leftover onions and peppers that my children didn't eat from a kebab.
Then dessert was announced. There was a pumpkin cheesecake and some sort of strawberry torte with cream filling. And honestly, they just didn't look appealing.
I WAS FULL. I didn't have any cravings. And they weren't beckoning to me.
So, I skipped dessert!
They also were serving coffee and tea. I really am trying to avoid milk, so I didn't want to try to the coffee, which I knew was strong. So, I tried some tea instead. It wasn't bad! (English Breakfast Tea) I added Stevia, but it tasted very artificial to me. I might be able to develop a taste for plain English Breakfast Tea...if I want to.
So, the amazing part of this is that I didn't start foraging the buffet an hour later, like I normally do. I WAS FULL.
I'm just loving this way of eating. It just makes so much sense.