Lying to yourself can be easy. For example, I often find myself saying “Oh they won’t care if I don’t show up” knowing that “they” are old friends who will be VERY offended if I don’t turn up somewhere.
“It’s NOT going to rain!” I’ve been known to say that in a jolly tone, willing away the weather forecast for storms and grey skies as I set up outdoor furniture for a birthday party with 80 guests.
And it’s the same deal with food. And specifically the calories and fat grams associated with it.
On many an occasion I have convinced myself that foods contain ZERO calories and I can stuff as much of them as I like down my gob. That a certain circumstance has rendered fatty, “sometimes” foods void of ANYTHING that’s not good for me. I spoke to a few friends who also found themselves convincing their brains of the same thing. Isn’t that a great feeling when you realise you’re not alone?!
The following are examples of when food contains nil to the power of nil calories and or fat:
Yours or anyone else’s. If you are celebrating the anniversary of the day that you were brought into the world, or the day that one of your friends (or even an acquaintances) arrived on the planet, then the cake, chips, pizza and the like that you are consuming at said celebratory function is devoid of calories.
KID’S DINNER TIME
A mouthful to test the temperature before you feed your little one, a taste from the pot to see if it is well seasoned, hell, even polishing off the plate because you don’t like to waste. No fat. No calories. None. Nada.