“I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.
When I was young I never gave a thought to what or how much I ate. All I knew was that I loved food, and I blissfully ate my way through childhood unaware of any consequences.
The holidays are here and whether you love ‘em or hate ‘em one thing is certain, there’s no escaping them entirely. They start with pumpkin lattes, apple crisp, and candy corn and end weeks later with millions of people cursing themselves for falling into the holiday food trap. But it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter what your outlook is, there are ways to get around the food and beverage hype while enjoying what should be a happy and social time of year.
Unless you’re a saint, temptations will be indulged.
And I’m no saint.
It’s been a little rough around here lately. Some family worries and work stresses have got me thinking about the foods I once turned to for comfort. Add to that a recent holiday weekend where the barbecue was abundant and the endless supply of snacks and desserts were, well, never ending and you have an emotional eater’s worst nightmare.