Sunday, December 01, 2013
This week I will be eating out three days in a row... holiday dinners. I just read a Spark article about how not to gain weight over the holidays. A long article, but one of the points on the last page could have been written just for me.
It said, "don't eat as if this this is your only chance to eat". And I realized that this is what I sometimes do when faced with a menu, or a buffet table. Everything sounds and looks so good.
I eat carefully, and well, most of the time at home. I try to keep very tempting (read "a lot of things I really like") foods out of the house. Or at least out of the kitchen cupboards and kitchen fridge. Peter keeps his chips, salted nuts, candy and cookies either downstairs or up in his office. I know they're there, but I don't take them... at least not very often.
But when I look at a menu, I want the French onion soup. Forget the sodium. Or the coconut shrimp. And if there's creme caramel on the buffet table... well, you can imagine.
This week I will remind myself that I can choose one treat, but not all of them at once. I will focus on talking to people. I will drink water or club soda. I won't let the food be the main attraction of the party.
I will remember... I will remember... I will...