Thursday, August 14, 2014
The reading for day #69 is all about use of the word cheat or cheating. Spangle writes about how we use the word cheat when we refer to our diet as if we believe the diet is in charge. And I must admit, there have been many times I have used that word in reference to what I have eaten. But the writer points out that to cheat implies something illegal or immoral is being done when in reality what we are doing is making choices. She says that everything we put into our mouths is a choice. Her recommendation is to use the word choose or chose in terms of which food we eat or ate. So yesterday I chose to eat chocolate. This morning I chose to have a protein shake for breakfast. One day I made not the most healthy choice; the other day I chose a healthy food.
Spangle says it is impossible to cheat on food because it is neither legal nor immoral. So no more cheating!