100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS--DAY 26
SATURDAY JANUARY 26,2013
WHEN FOOD DISAPPOINTS YOU
When Sally peeked into the break room one morning at work, she noticed that someone had brought in a three-layer chocolate cake.
All morning long she anticipated having a piece of it during her coffe break. But when she took the first bite, she realized the cake was dry and crumbly.
How disappointing! Sally had really looked forward to this treat, but now it didn't even taste very good. Just in case she was wrong,
Sally took another bite, then another.
She kept hoping that the taste would get better, but of course, it didn't. After she finished eating the piece of cake, she felt even more disappointed because she hadn't experienced the flavor or the texture she'd wanted.
MATCH WHAT YOU WANT
When you eat something in order to appreciate a flavor, make sure the food matches what you want. Think carefully about how you expect the food you taste. Evaluate all aspects of it, such as
whether it's to cold or to hot. Decide if it's overly salty, too dry, or even too moist.
Food isn't always perfect. In fact, sometimes when your body needs fuel, you'll be faced with mediocre food and decide to eat it anyway.
But food will never magically change into your dream taste. If you're eating to appreciate flavors and a food doesn't taste as good as you'd hoped, stop eating it! Then get rid of the rest so you don't reach for it again to see if it got any better!
LET IT GO
If you aren' enjoying the tast of a food but you keep eating anyway, you may be slipping into a type of emotional eating.
Perhaps you think that wanting your favorite food seems "bad" so you force yourself to eat something you don't like.
Maybe as a child you always had to finish what you put on your plate, whether you liked it or not. Let go of any old rules that say eat your food, even when it doesn't taste very good. If you don't love it---leave it!!
**Choose a favorite treat for this exercise. Take a small bite of food, then think about how it taste.
Is is good? YES
Just fair? NO
Is it the correct temperature or is it a little too warm or too cold? JUST RIGHT!
**Take another bite and then decide whether or not this food meets your expectations. Is it truly
awesome or do you feel disappointed with it? IT WAS AWESOME
**In your notebook, write down your response to the food your eating. If you decide it's absolutely
perfect, feel free to enjoy some more. But if you realize it's not tasting very good, stop! Don't keep
hoping it'll get better--because it won't.
IT WAS GOOD AND I ATE THE WHOLE THING!