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Sunday, December 15, 2019

I had an NSV earlier this week. My coworker brought Panera bagels for everyone. I dutifully spread the word on my floor, but I didn't go to the kitchen to partake. I love Asiago bagels. Panera has them. They might have been in the kitchen, but I didn't go see at all.

Why not?

I was super-excited about the breakfast I had packed. I thought to myself, "Well, I suppose I can save my breakfast for lunch," but I was even more excited about my lunch than my breakfast, so I didn't want to do that, either. So I stayed at my desk and ate my planned food.

Being excited about your food is really important for weight loss. If you want what you are eating, then you won't be tempted by other things. That's why it's important to have a diet that you can live with.

Of course, hunger is the best seasoning, so it's even better if you wait to get good and hungry before you eat what you've planned, but you won't feel the same anticipation if you're eating something that you're kind of whatever about.

So get excited about your food!

I am going to look for more excitement in my diet. We bought raspberries for the baby last week, but they were a fail, so I wound up eating them, and they are DELICIOUS, so I bought some just for me this week, and I am excited! Brie excites me. Fancy salads excite me. I'm sure I can think of other foods that are exciting, but I can't think of any right now. At least, not healthy foods. Fritos excite me, too, but I think those should probably stay off the list for now.

Please share any exciting recipes you have! I need more excitement in my diet, and I'll share with you my exciting breakfast and lunch:

Breakfast: Avocado sandwich with ham and cheddar
Lunch: Flatbread soaked in Sudanese-style lentils

Happy holidays, all! Get Excited!
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  • no profile photo CD924924
    Your breakfast and lunch sound amazing - no wonder you were excited! I need to mix up my healthy choices. I usually get the salad bar in the work cafeteria - but sometimes things don't taste so fresh. Not excited about it at all anymore. Thanks for the inspiration.
    400 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
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    401 days ago
    Great self-discipline! An interesting take on food--get excited about it. I need to more excited about my meals. Thanks for sharing!
    401 days ago
    You're so right, BEATLETOT! Sometimes it'll be time for a meal, and I'll look in the fridge and not see anything I really crave, and even if I'm super hungry, I'll take the time to make the thing I want, and it's always worth it. Whenever possible, we should eat the thing we want! Being satisfied is important.

    Wow, your breakfast and lunch menus sound divine! Sudanese-style? How exotic! And your boy didn't fall in love with raspberries? Maybe he'll like 'em next time. I'm with you--I can eat entire packages of raspberries all by myself! We can get them at Costco here, and they're a little expensive, but it's so nice to splurge sometimes.
    401 days ago
  • SEAGLASS1215
    I like this concept - getting excited by the food we eat. I was excited yesterday to eat lots of junk at a Yankee Swap party (and I did indulge) and felt rather bloated and sorry afterward. But I know when I get excited about healthy foods and truly enjoy them, I feel so much better physically and guilt-free too.

    One of my favorites is mixing plain fat free Greek yogurt, (the thick kind like Fage) with sugar free pistachio pudding and a dash of almond extract - then adding some sliced banana, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, some hemp seeds...very filling, high in protein and of course, super tasty!
    401 days ago

    Loved your blog!
    Planning super delicious and satisfactory meals is key to success.
    For me, this is the main reason I rarely eat sweets: to fit them into my day's food plan, I would have to skip something I had planned, and I don't want that : )
    401 days ago
    Planning is key! and food you love. Struggling a bit right now while waiting for my new kitchen to be installed, but your blog makes me want to work a little harder on making it work!
    401 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
    Awesome! Way to go!
    402 days ago
    I love your blog and your excitement about food. You are inspiring me to get excited when I eat.
    402 days ago
    Good willpower.
    402 days ago
    emoticon I love frozen cherries.
    402 days ago
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