Don't you love those infomercials just screaming at you from the TV to try a certain diet being sold and eat whatever you want! No need to deny yourself your favorite food! Don't change a thing! Just do this (fill in the blank) and the weight will simply melt off your body! It ranges from combining food a certain way to sprinkling some powder on your food, and a few other things in between.
Well, I for one, do not believe that there is a miracle food combination of magic powder that can make us reduce our body weight.
What I did do on Memorial Day, however, was to say to myself......Patty-you can have whatever you want to eat today! Really, the sky was the limit, permission to eat and enjoy, guilt free, whatever I wanted on that holiday. Want to know what happened?
I wish I could say that I wasn't tempted by anything, but that would be a lie! Instead, I roamed the aisles of my local grocery store looking at options. Pancakes or waffles? No thank you. Ice cream? No thank you. Cakes or pies? No thank you. Chips, popcorn nachos? No thank you. French fries? No thank you. Pizza? No thank you Pastas and rice dishes? No thank you.
It is funny what I did settle on. I brought home a yummy whole grain baguette and a few cookies. I toasted the baguette, shared it with my hubbie and had it with butter and honey. Then I shared a few cookies with my hubbie.
I was full and very satisfied. Yes, I had enjoyed more calories than normal and enjoyed the carbs and sugar and I did it without going wild. The day after Memorial Day I returned to my lean and greeen eating.
How do you enjoy your treats? Are you mindful of what you select? Do you grab the closest available treat without really giving it any thought? I think it is worth it to be mindful of enjoying treats whenever we feel the need or desire to do so.
Desire to have a guilt free day off. Dedication to figure out what will feed the hunger. Discipline to be mindful and thoughtful.