Do you ever find yourself trash talking your food?I do. I have a bag of Swedish fish sitting on my desk. I LOVE Swedish fish. They pretty much rock my world and I'm certain I could polish off a 5 lb bag of them in just a few days if I wasn't watching it. My company has a kitchen that is fully stocked with goodies all the time and I saw these little puppies a few months ago. Growing up with brothers and sisters, I knew that if I didn't take one right then, I wouldn't get one. So I snuck it off to my desk for when I could work it into my calories one day.
That day has never come. When I think of all the other treats that I could have for 200 calories (Red Mango, anyone?) they just don't seem to measure up. I know what you're thinking. "You don't have to eat the whole bag. You could just have a few." Well..that would be an excellent idea if I could just have a few. However, I know that within minutes of opening the bag, it would be gone.
There have been times when work has been stressful, when I've been hungry and I want nothing more than to rip the bag open and lose myself it its sugary goodness. Yet I haven't given in. As a mater of fact, this bag that sits so temptingly on my desk, has become a symbol of my ability to resist my cravings. I find myself trash talking the bag. "You think you can throw my day off? You think you can make me spend an extra 20 minutes on the elliptical for just a few moments of sweetness with you?" I'm stronger than a bag of Swedish fish. My goals are far more important.
I certainly could eat this bag of candy. I believe that no food should be completely off limits, but it is way more fun to think of my will-power when I look at the bag.
Do you trash talk any of your food?