More on treats
The first is a piece by Yiska on the Redefining Diet blog, about being a selectarian. It’s a lovely, human perspective on consciously choosing the foods you eat and taking responsibility:
The experience of hearing food speak is a common one amongst many who dabble in overeating, under-eating, dieting, and food obsession of any kind . . . So often people feel like a victim of that beckoning voice. They don’t recognize that while it may be convenient to blame the food for calling, we are the ones in charge of answering, and that answer can be a yes, a no, or a not now.
The other is a guest post from Shauna of The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl, written for Limes & Lycopene. Shauna’s piece is a practical look at how to approach treats and occasional foods. Her central points are again about making conscious decisions on what you eat and working out what you really enjoy, rather than eating everything available.
I used to eat a bag of chips at my desk or mindlessly munch M&Ms at the movies. I’d end up looking down at an empty packet and wondering, “Where did they go!?” But now that my treats are small and less frequent, I make sure I treasure them. I really pay attention to the moment.
Take a look at these two cracking pieces of writing, I think they’re right on the money.