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Going To Get Pickier!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My mother always told me that if food tastes really good it satisfies the palate so completely that you don't need much. She says that's why at swanky spas and restaurants the entrees are so small. Secretly I never bought this. I'm a big quantity girl. I mean let's face it, you have to be to feed a family my size.......uh part of the problem???

I think I'm starting to believe her. Last night hubby and I tried a new place and since we had little time before our movie started and my sinus infection is still around, I didn't have a huge appetite so I ordered from the appetizer menu (I always wanted to do that!). Anyway, the food was sooooooo good that for once in my life, I ate it slowly, I savored every bite, I appreciated and enjoyed it and when we went to the movies I didn't want any popcorn or candy not because I was full, (when has that mattered?) but because they didn't seem worthy after what I just ate. My mouth was happy and I didn't want to disrupt the experience.

Today is DH's birthday and we traveled with the kids to get this amazing chicken al pastor that he loves but on the way home we snacked on the chips that they sent with us. Sadly, I must have put down at least 1000 calories on the drive home. I am also embarrassed to admit the chips were stale and flavorless. I came home full and unable to enjoy the good stuff. I was more disappointed because of I felt I learned something and I forgot about it so fast that I didn't put it into practice immediately. So I figure if I come write it down here, I can be more conscious about what goes in. I deserve the best and so do you.

Quality not Crappy Quantity in 2013!
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    I think this is true! I mean, I occasionally have days where I am a bottomless pit, but I think it's true about it being more satisfying to eat less when it's so yummy.
    1925 days ago
    You know what I find odd also.. when I am limiting my quantity of calories, then I really really want to make what I eat count. I have mostly gotten my carb and salt cravings under control, but I still like to have something sweet. I had been eyeballing these Vosages chocolates at Whole Foods for a long time, having read that they are just so amazing, so unlike the waxy Halloween chocolates. So, when I was last on Spark I bought a Vosages Wooloomooloo Exotic Chocolate bar. It was pricey for a chocolate bar - $7! Since it was pricey I knew I would break it into tiny pieces. The first time I tried it, I sat in my comfy chair, closed my eyes, and put a tiny bit on my tongue and just let it melt. OMG, I was in heaven! I thought I had tasted amazing chocolate, but this was something else! My latest 'treat' are Coco-roons raw macaroons. Again, they are $7 a bag and there are only 6 in there. You know what? They are so good and so filling and such 'real' food that I can actually only eat one! I think you're on to something here, woman!
    1936 days ago
    I can't usually eat big portions so I often go for quality, not quantity in food. Still, I often make big pots of food when cooking at home. I also enjoy low quality food like grocery store sugar cookies. I ate one for breakfast and enjoyed it a lot. Low quality foods can be enjoyed. If it is stale, off taste in anyway, I won't eat it. One can enjoy chips, fries or baked goods in reasonable portions. The thing is to sit back and enjoy the flavor, not eat without thinking.
    1941 days ago
    This is what the French Paradox is all about. The French eat heavy, delicious food, but in very small quantities, and never eat between meals. If you are going to have small portions, it better be fabulous! You get to eat THREE TIMES A DAY!!! Enjoy every bite!!
    1941 days ago
    I'll second that! I've been doing my year end "reflecting" and I have a blog brewing that I need to write for myself too. I've been watching documentaries while I cook dinner or cleaning the kitchen. I started with Fat Sick and Nearly Dead, then Forks Over Knives. (I've seen both before.) Then my husband and I watched Hungry for Change. If you haven't seen it, I really recommend watching it. It was eye-opening! Definitely a "must see" for everyone struggling with weight issues. The quality of food makes all the difference!
    "Quality not Crappy Quantity in 2013!" emoticon
    1941 days ago
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