Over the years I have
often sometimes chosen to ignore the potential caloric impact (big or small) of certain foods I was ingesting. I suspect I am not alone in this. Today I raise my hand and shout out loud that I am a calorie liar! I need to find accountability because, believe you me, those little itty bitty bites can add up fast. Or add up slowly. Insidiously. Over time. No more lying to myself. The nibbling must stop!
Here’s some examples from my lying, cheating past and that I’ve heard from others:
Calories don’t count…
In food samples at the grocery store or wholesale club.
At book club.
When you eat something standing up at the kitchen counter.
If you are just “testing” what you baked or cooked or bought.
When cleaning off your child’s plate.
If you only take half the cookie, brownie, piece of pie. Even if you later eat the other half. Still only half.
On your birthday. Or someone else’s birthday!
It the pizza crust is going to be tossed or the pepperoni got left on the plate.
If you didn’t realize you ate them.
When you sample the sauce.
When the box/bag was almost empty and it was just crumbs.
If no one sees you eating.
If no evidence is left behind.
When you toss part of it into the trash.
With tasting samples of frozen yogurt, gelato, or ice cream before you choose your flavor.
With the crumbs that stick to the cake pan or fall off when frosting.
When the last bit is stuck to the serving dish before you put it in the sink to soak.
Licked off a beater or mixing spoon. Or a finger.
If it’s the heel of the bread loaf. Or just the crust. Or just the insides; no crust.
What lies do you tell or choose to believe?
P.S. The hardest one for me lately has been the first on the list. Since I’ve made no trips to Costco in over a week, I’ve had nary a nibble. And we all know that what happens at book club stays at book club:)