So, going back through some of my posts the other day I noticed a theme I was on for a while, but then backed away from.
In light of the upcoming holidays, I think it's time to revisit the concept of...
Had an awesome conversation with someone from my gym recently about food, weight gain, holidays, and the interconnectedness of it all. She had a great point. "EAT what is special, leave the day-to-day stuff to the side." Love it! In my case, I never ever get cranberry sauce or dressing, but oh my do I love the combination of turkey, cranberry sauce, and dressing sandwiches. I mean, just roll-in-it-good-food! My favorite.
All righty then. So with my friend's thoughts in mind, why not forgo the mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and bread, which I'm not that crazy about any way, and double down on the stuff that makes me smile AND is a true treat.
I like this plan... a whole lot.
The upside of this is that my weight stays more in control and my diet stays balanced. I look at my plate with thankfulness instead of guilt; I eat because the food pleases me; I ENJOY the meal and the family that is at the table.
That my friends, is the way to go.
We all have special foods that evoke sweet memories; instead of denying those feelings, embrace them and feel good about creating new ones.
Just don't go crazy :)
Mad love for all you - have a splendid Thanksgiving.
Thoughts to take with me today: Look at food with kindness; let it nourish and heal.