Reminds me of this: Betty Francis of Mad Men, eating her small portion of stuffing but mindful of her weight-watchers lessons. Look at her face; relief, ecstasy and disgust all rolled into one as she eats - awesome!!
So where is this all coming from? I recently went to see a nutritionist to pretty much answer the questions I already knew the answers to, but wanted the validation -- I think you understand what I mean. He said it’s time Steve, to start thinking about the link between what you eat and what your body can handle. Yeah, ok, but do I have too?? I knew he was right though. I'm a 6'2, 185 pound guy. Since I’m not a teenager, there are consequences to the good gastronomic life when you are more mature (I refuse to say older). The healthy lifestyle begged me to stay fit and thin, but I wanted and ate the good stuff that’s so bad but oh so good – you know what I mean. The high calorie French meals; the perfectly rare New York strip loin; the pastas; the pies - oh my! Yup, it was starting to take a wee bit of a toll, hence the 15 pound weight gain and subsequent post headline.
I don’t have an answer yet regarding what to do or how to handle the orgasmic “God, that’s good” vs. the scrunched-up, not happy face of “God, do I really have to eat that”? Maybe one day I’ll figure it out, and when I do I’ll definitely let you know. In the meantime, it’s a stripped down meal plan – yawn, but, the good thing about being a trained cook, is you can actually think of, and come up with tasty meals that won’t taste like shit! I can handle this…….