We’ve all been there. As we’re cleaning the kitchen, we scrape our kids’ scraps of mac ‘n cheese right off their plates and into our pie hole. We stand at the Super Bowl buffet and unwittingly polish off 2 (or 22ish?) chips only half-aware during the half-time show. We eat while watching television, driving the car, and checking our email all the while considering ourselves multi-taskers. And we are. We’re knocking off our to-do list AND thickening our waistlines all at the same time.
For those of us who love food, the word “diet” is pretty much “die” with a “t” on the end. Food offers us great pleasure, and without our favorites, meals and life are bland. But here’s where I want to offer hope.
We don’t have to give up our favorite foods to be successful in our pursuit of health and fitness. We just have to start paying attention to what we’re puttin’ down. And dare I say, when we do so, we’ll actually find more pleasure in our eating experiences, not less.