Most of us already do, but it’s Eat What You Want Day! Generally, when we hear, “eat what you want,” for most of us, our thoughts go straight to a decadent dessert. I always want ice cream! But, lately (for about two weeks) I’ve been on my P’s and Q’s and haven’t indulged in that sweet, creamy, cold, goodness; and then today comes. Heaven, help me.
Really, today is dedicated to doing away with calorie counting and diet lists, so, we can deliberately have 1 day out of 365 dedicated to enjoying the nourishment or non-nourishment of our dreams. So, feel free to indulge, but avoid over indulging. Stay in the “satisfied” zone, not the “I’ll just take these pants off” zone. While diet lists are off the table today, I suggest leaving the allergy lists on. Anaphylactic shock is never sexy.
Now travel with me to another land and imagine for a minute that what you really want is a nice stalk of broccoli. You’re fantasizing about the various ways to prepare it, steamed, boiled, fresh. The crisp stalk between your fingers is smooth and sturdy. The water on the stove is bubbling in a soft applause. “You chose broccoli,” it whispers. The flowery head pierces the water as you lower it down and the soft aroma of broccoli, with a tad of butter and salt, rises in the air. You inhale and exhale, the moisture already forming in your mouth. Your broccoli is almost ready. You rush to retrieve a plate, anxious for the perfectly prepared satisfying morsel.
Are you feeling me? If not, well, at least I tried.
As I mentioned earlier, I always want ice cream, but I refuse to let it get the better of me today. I’m going to celebrate by cracking open a shellfish. You eat what you want and…
HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!