Hoo-KAY — God knows that after the 2008 election season I should be used to the robo-troll phenomena. But, their appearance in my Sugar, Sugar post took me by surprise. So just to make it clear: The Eat4Today posts are thought pieces about issues revolving around Eating. Which, for me are pretty much ALL issues.
And I don’t advocate ANYTHING for anyone. What I DO advocate is that IF food is an issue for you, that you think about what you eat and when. I’m no ones nanny. And I’m certainly not going to tell anyone that they should give up all sugar – or anything else. What you eat is your business. And, if you want to talk about it, I’d LOVE to hear from you.
IF food isn’t an issue for you, then feel free to skip these posts.
Everyday is a new day
The thing about my Eat4Today plan is that yesterday doesn’t count. This is a good thing when my eating habits have been weird or out of control. But, it can be exhausting and intimidating too. I’m not working on averages here: I can’t say, “I’ll have this toast and cheese now and make up for it tomorrow”. I can’t say, “I’ve been so goodfor a whole month now — I’m going to have toast and cheese for breakfast as a treat!” …
Nope. Everyday, I wake up – all too often craving that toast and cheese deliciousness.
But today, I had a cup of coffee, shook out my brain and had some oatmeal. This may seem like a small victory to you. There might not even be a very big difference in nutrients or calories between the two choices. The difference is in what it does to the rest of my day: The oatmeal puts me in control — the cheese starts me off with a defeat. I’m guessing that for me, the ritual of fixing & eating oatmeal is a power booster.
And for me, that’s important. This is an open thread: What’s important to you?
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