Breakfast- 1 1/2 lbs. red seedless grapes
Lunch- 1/2 watermelon
Dinner- fruit platter w/cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries & mango; vegetable plate w/cucumber, carrot, red pepper, tomato, & radish; small green salad w/a couple to raspberries and walnuts; 4 Didi's Mac-n-Cheese crackers, 1 Glaser Farms coconut raisin walnut Rawies.
This morning a friend of mine was talking about striving to eat healthy. He'd had a really good week and was aware of wanting to celebrate-- with food! My tough street smart friend felt frustrated that so many of us seem to be hardwired to celebrate with food. "Why can't we celebrate with phone calls, or the gym, or hugs? "Why does it have to be food?"
I find myself asking similar questions. Why do we celebrate with cook outs, cake and ice cream? Why can't we celebrate with blueberries or mangos or durian? Let's redefine celebration. How about a run in the park with a group of friends and then afterwards share some watermelon?
We do not have to anesthetize ourselves with cooked food in order to celebrate feeling happy about something.