I recently attended a "Paleo Talk" seminar, hosted by Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo (she is an incredible speaker with some great information to share, by the way). At one point, during her talk, she brought up the subject of "willpower", to which she said, "Willpower is silly"...and, I totally agree. Your home is not a place that should test your willpower, which is why I feel it is also not a place that you should have foods (or 'foods') that may tempt or test you. You will only harbor resentment for said food and will likely do one of two things- (1) Justify it's consumption and then later feel sick with guilt (or maybe just a stomach ache) or (2) Be "stronger" than the food and then think about all of the reasons that you shouldn't eat it and all of the reasons why this stupid "diet" is "ruining" your life.
Here's the thing- I know my limits and I know that if I have a pint of Haagen Daz Vanilla Ice Cream in my home...I will eat it. And, I may even make this:
|Yes, that's Ice Cream+Bacon (Double Whammy!)|
Honestly...just looking at this picture makes me crave ice cream. And, by the way...today, I went grocery shopping and really wanted a Kombucha...I was craving a fermented drink with a really weird phlegm-like substance floating around the bottle...funny. Darn sugar. But speaking of food, this is what I ate today:
Smoky Salmon (8oz) w/Yam (1/2 small, microwaved) and Coconut-Lime Crema
1.5 Cups Leftover "Better Butter Chicken" (click here to view modifications) w/Coconut-Lime Crema
Scoop of Coconut Butter
Spaghetti Squash w/Roasted Vegetable-Meat Sauce* (1.5 cups; about 6oz of Beef+Pork)
*I'll have a recipe posted tomorrow. I made a huge batch and froze it, so that I would have easy meals throughout the next week.
What is your weakness? Do you keep it in your home and "test your willpower"?