Don't Have Your Cake; You'll Eat It
Monday, July 03, 2017
For me, the most important part of nutritional regulation doesn't happen in my kitchen, or at the dining table, or in front of the television.
It happens at the supermarket.
I have conducted a number of experimental trials on my ability to regulate my consumption of foods I have no business consuming, and have concluded that I have none. More specifically, if presented with a quantity of such foods (which I shall not name, for fear of triggering somebody else), I have reliably found that I consume far too much of them, and in certain instances have found that I consume ALL of them in a disturbingly short period of time.
In essence, if there's X amount of (delicious but wholly unhealthy) food Y in my house, I'm going to have all X amount and completely blow any semblance of sane eating.
So nutritional control for me is best accomplished when X is a portion previously established as within my nutritional plan. Often, that means X = 0.
So this evening I did not consume an unholy quantity of an unspeakable thing, because earlier, at the supermarket, I saw said unspeakable (and desirable) thing, and did NOT buy it.
I did not have my cake, therefore I did not eat it.