Taste Then Toss: How to Have Your Cake, Just Not All of It
Taste then Toss? Seriously? Throw away perfectly good food? Maybe. Possibly. If you can, freeze it. Or share it. But if not, toss it.
One thing you will never hear me tell you is that any food or food group is off limits (unless, of course, you have a medical reason). My approach to health and fitness is that you have to like what you eat and how you move or you’ll never be successful. But that also doesn’t mean to sit on the couch and eat bon bons.
This is what I will tell you:
Taste Then Toss
What do I mean by this? The basis is simple: nothing is off limits.
If you want something so badly, you can have it. BUT, be mindful when you have it. REALLY enjoy the treat, the indulgence, the delicacy. Sit down. Have a few bites then toss it out if you must. Have enough to taste and enjoy it, but not so much that you’re stuffed and left saying “I really shouldn’t have had that.” There will be more another time.
Now you may say “But Marsha, there are starving people in the world. I can’t throw away food.” There are starving people, and I would tell you, Go make a donation to a food pantry. Sponsor a child.
But cleaning your plate is not going to help a starving person. You can’t get that food overseas, and with so many restrictions, you can rarely donate it locally.
Instead of feeling guilty about tossing the extras, make a donation or sponsor a child. #TasteThenToss Click To Tweet
It’s summertime. Time for picnics and vacations. There will be lots of treats and dishes that you may not have around often. Choose wisely what you will have. And even then, take a couple of bites or a small portion. You don’t need to keep it and eat more the next day and then the next. Enjoy it one time then toss it (or freeze it) and move on.
You really can have your cake…or pie…or ice cream…but you don’t have to eat it all if you don’t want to!