Friday, April 9, 2010
1. When I know I'm going out to eat, I try to check the menu on-line first so that I can think about the food I might order instead of hastily choosing something I know I like, but that may not be good for me.
2. I've become excited about food and cooking again, reading my Cooking Light cookbook for ideas and really thinking about the taste of a dish and how no-cal spices could enhance the taste.
3. I've realized that eating healthfully makes those around you who aren't eating healthfully uncomfortable. That's been an interesting realization because I never really thought about peer pressure and food going hand-in-hand, but they totally do. I was recently at a restaurant and noticed that when I went to the bathroom (because of our good friend, water), a bunch of deep fried appetizers suddenly made their way onto my plate. I suspect fellow diners might feel sorry for me; they might be thinking that I don't get to enjoy what they're enjoying, but, interestingly, I am enjoying my meal and don't feel deprived.
4. I stock my mini-van with boxed raisins, pretzel sticks and raw almonds, so that I won't be tempted by on-the-go treats at Target, desserty samples at the grocery store or candy at the check outs.
Posted by Apis Melliflora at 4:25 PM