Sunday, May 4, 2008
I have finally figured it out!
After years of struggle with balancing weight and my love of food. I took the Anthony Robbins approach, and researched people who love food and are skinny. How do they do it? What is their secret?
I asked people far and wide, and made some assumptions on the way, and ta da.......
1.) They EXERCISE! regularly. You know, they run a marathon before inhaling a steak.
2.) They graze. They eat everything, but only until they are satisfied. Because you know there is something better to eat in just a little while!
3.) They only eat the best of everything. No canned soup for dinner because hey, life is too short to be mediocre.
4.) They cook their food with the best ingredient. Which may help with the moderation idea because heck, good food is EXPENSIVE!
5.) They eat slowly and in small bites so that each morsel is savored. Mmmm.....
So I have decided that every night, I will attempt to make my dinner a treat. So no matter how tired I am, or how lazy I get, I will NOT eat Campbells and crackers, or Terra chips for the evening meal. As fellow singletons may attest to, living by yourself puts your gourmet self to shame because who wants to make all that effort for only one person eating by her or himself?
However, once you have a very nice piece of edible art in front of you, you tend to savor it, instead of stuffing yourself until you are full. Really, exercising epicurean ism is actually a way to a trimmer, slimmer you.
Therefore, I will attempt to post my dinner diary here. For the first entry, here is what I ate last night:
Portuguese clam, pork and bean stew with green salad dressed with homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Okay, I admit, I made the stew last weekend for my cousins, froze a portion and added some canned beans to it. And yes, I believe that every good meal should be accompanied with a glass of good wine. It was a glass of Pinot I had with it.