Let’s Break Some Diet Rules…For A While
As I stood in my kitchen eating a soft-boiled egg and a piece of Chia Bread toast, I was intent on determining whether or not I should add salt. Water retention vs. flavour — ohh if I had a nickel… I looked down at the egg and marveled at the perfect 3-minute-and-20-second-ness of it. The yoke was the perfect dippiness consistency. The white, firm not mucous-y (sorry, but an egg white with all the goopy nasty bits will make me toss the thing into the micro or toss my cookies!).
Anyway, I leisurely carried on eating, reviewing, revealing…and then HORROR!!! I realized was committing one of the Dieters’ Deadly Sins!! Disobeying Diet Rule #2: ALWAYS sit down and eat your meal at a table!
Rushing to the dining room table, where I eat 98% of all my meals, I quickly grabbed a placemat, turned on the overhead light to be able to totally focus on my breakfast and sat down to pay homage to my oeuf.
And then it started. The drift…
Did Scott take that cheque I left for him?
Wow, we really do need some art on this wall. Looks kinda “just moving out”?
Dad didn’t seem himself yesterday. Maybe I should call my brother. Is my brother in town or did he mention to me that they were going away this weekend?
And before I knew it, toast was scarfed, egg wiped clean out of its shell and I had no recollection of any of that damage being done.
The problem with any rule is that you need to know if it works for you. It’s great to sit down at a table and dedicate yourself to focusing on your food but if you’re like me, you do that ALL THE TIME, and eating that way becomes an unconscious habit. Hey, at this table, in this room, I can eat with my eyes closed and my mind totally somewhere else. And that becomes a problem.
So, if the old diet rules, like always eating at a table, aren’t taking you where you need to go (finally losing that 25 lbs. and/or easily adopting a Portionist™ way of life) toss them away for a while and see if you get further along your path.
For right now, I think I’ll switch it up a little and eat in different places and different ways. At least that way, I’ll be paying attention.
Health and Happiness,
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