Thursday, December 03, 2009

More Lessons from my 41st Year

Today, since it is exactly one week until my birthday, I will offer another ten lessons. These, I decided, will be about food, since that is one of my obsessions.
  1. The things you love might not be good for you, but you can learn to love the things that ARE good for you (like spinach, kale, chard, peppers, etc.)
  2. Always, always, always eat breakfast. Always.
  3. Protein, protein, protein!
  4. Lack of protein makes one a total bitch! And yes, by "one" I mean me.
  5. Always, always, always carry snacks. Such as: precooked sausage, apple, almonds. Or: cheese stick, orange, cashews. Or: protein bar.
  6. If you have healthy snacks in the house, you are more likely to eat healthy snacks. This also works with children. If you just give them the healthy snack, they will usually eat it.
  7. Coffee is not optional.
  8. Do not eat to live or live to eat. Somewhere in between is best.
  9. Savor each bite. If it's not worth savoring, you probably shouldn't eat it.
  10. A healthy attitude about food is a gift you give yourself and your children.

4 comments:

Lisa B. said...

I learned from you the value of snack carrying. However, "learning" doesn't mean that I carry them, necessarily, just that I admire you for doing so.

aj said...

Thanks for saying we are wise, not old. And thanks for sharing these thoughts/lessons as we head to our next birthday. I wish I could put them as well, but am happy to ponder them as I stare down 42.

susansinclair said...

"If you have healthy snacks in the house, you are more likely to eat healthy snacks. This also works with children."

Because I have a sick sense of humor, I think you can imagine the Hansel-and-Gretel moment I had, before I read the last sentence (omitted above.)

Dr. Write said...

Yes, Susan, I thought that too. If they are in the house...why not? Well, they are not that healthy, actually. :)