Friday, June 4, 2010

Diet Dilemma #4

DILEMMA:  Tonight's business dinner is at a hot, new restaurant.
The Devil says:  "The corporate credit card is out.  All bets are off!  Get the foie gras, a porterhouse steak and dessert, and don't leave any leftovers."
The Angel says:  "Hey, remember how hard you worked out this week?  Why ruin it all with one meal?  Order a salad and grilled fish and savour a scoop of sorbet for dessert."
The Voice of Reason says: "You hardly ever get to eat at a restaurant this amazing, so order whatever you want.  But stop eating before the discomfort of a bloated belly outweighs the pleasure of the fabulous tastes."
The solution: You can also save up the calories from your daily treats and use them all one meal.  The trick is to stop at the first sign of fullness.  Put down your fork now and then and rate your hunger on a scale of one to five, with five being the fullest.  If it's a three, eat a little more and reassess.  If it's four or five, you're done.  Ask the waiter to take your plate away so you don't pick at it while everyone finishes.

“In eating, a third of the stomach should be filled with food, a third with drink, and the rest left empty.”  - The Talmud

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