This is a quote that's been said over and over (in my mind, mostly from Jillian on the biggest loser), but it's also something one of my readers said in a comment on my Valentine's Day post.
So let me think about it....
So what's the verdict?
I think I can have my thin, and eat my cheesecake, too!
Of course it's true that feeling thin is fantastic... maybe it's not comparable to anything, but that's because this is all so new to me. It's been a LONG time since I wore the size I do now... maybe 6th grade? That's 12 years. However, I have not had cheesecake in a LONG time, and that's some DAMN GOOD cheesecake - best I've ever had/made.
Why can't you indulge a bit in life without feeling guilty? I think you can.... and should!
I'm sure you could go through and count the # of times I have said it's a LIFESTYLE CHANGE, not a diet. You'll eat cheesecake during your life, no need to feel guilty, enjoy it! It's not something you eat every day, is it? No!
In my opinion, and take it for what you want, you can't go thru life being so strict all of the time (unless you want a body like Jillian, which would be so hard to maintain) so why not enjoy it?
Maybe it's just because I love food, I love cooking, creating, savoring each bite, pairing ingredients to create something that is like no other experience, so it's hard for me to accept that phrase... but what do you think?
I love being thinner, but I also love cheesecake. And I see no problem with that. I refuse to believe I can't be thin and eat cake without guilt. It's all about MODERATION!
....It really was the best cheesecake I've ever had....