“Don’t make any food off limits”

“Don’t make any food off limits”

I don’t like Buzzfeed. It’s extremely click baity and lame. It makes me stupider.

But, I still look at it every once in a while.

It just shows up on my computer, when I’m bored and searching the entire internet for something to entertain me.

This morning, I opened Instagram (which I hate worse).

I hate read some of the mommy bloggers. One in particular was talking about how sad she has been, all while on a plane to Disneyland with her perfectly mickey mouse attired children. All of her photos she is beaming with laughter or excitement.

What the actually hell?

Instagram is a Toxic Wasteland.

Back to the point of this post.

The top article on Buzzfeed this morning was

23 Surprising Weight-Loss Tips That Are Actually Doable

I immediately know after reading this title that:

1).  Nothing is going to be surprising;

2).  23 is way to many

3).  They aren’t doable

4). Nobody cares.

I got to point #2 in the article:

Don’t make any food off-limits.

Than the article quotes a “dietician blogger” as follows:

“When a food is off-limits it becomes MUCH more appealing. And if guilt is involved and you do end up eating that food, the screw-it-I’ve-already-had-a-bite-and-ruined-everything-so-I’m-going-to-eat-the-entire-batch mentality appears.

Instead, give yourself permission to get pleasure from food. Just make sure you’re enjoying treats mindfully because you really want them, rather than just because they are there.”

—Anne Mauney, MPH, RD

So, I get it.

The old cliche: the more you resist, the more it persists.

However, this has got to be adapted to each individual.

I can’t eat one cookie.  I can eat zero or six.  There is no in between.

So, for me I have to Make Sweets off Limits.  Period.  End of Discussion.  

Maybe you are different and can enjoy delicious food moderately.

That is for you to determine.  Not a dietician blogger.

She’s actually probably right for a lot of people.  So no disrespect to her.

And maybe I’m just grumpy because I’m now 2 weeks removed from my last sugar indulgence.  This is usually when I get this way.  Or maybe I’m always this way?  I can’t tell anymore.

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