Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Everything in Moderation

How is it, that something that should be common sense, is considered News worthy?? With the New Year, comes the deluge of so-called news stories about diets and weight loss. As if it was breaking news, or some deep dark recently unearthed secret.

Everything in Moderation, I say. I'm going to enjoy my full fat ice cream, whole (and in some cases, double) cream cheeses, chocolate (mmm....chocolate! I'm partial to that gorgeous 70%+ cacao stuff...), pastries, pasta and rustic breads. Yeah, not only am I a yarn snob, I'm a food snob as well. I know what I like, and that's where I'm going to spend my money. I personally find no satisfaction in trying to convince myself that the "low-fat" version is just as good as the real thing - in most cases, I just find these low fat substitutions to be pale, chemically laden versions of what I'm truly craving - and who needs that?! Granted, I can't have it all those tasty goodies at once, and I certainly can't have them all the time - in this crazy world of easy access and super abundance, it's difficult to remember that those tasty things aren't going anywhere any time soon, and they will certainly be around tomorrow for the nibbling. So savor the goods, and enjoy what you eat!


Annemarie said...

Hello. I'm a frequent reader of your blog and this is my first time commenting. I just wanted to say "Hear! Hear!" to your post today. The Greeks certainly got it right, and I wholeheartedly agree with what you said. Why load yourself with chemicals when the real stuff tastes better? I really enjoy your blog, so keep the witticisms and anecdotes a-comin'!

Anonymous said...

Well you see, the News isn't about News any more, it's about entertainment and pandering to what people want to hear. And we all know that diets and weight-loss are sure-sells nowadays.

I agree with the good-food stuff, too. I just finished a big bowl of full-fat ice cream with chocolate syrup and crumbled cookies. And we could get our groceries from the regular grocery store for a lot cheaper, but I'd much rather have *good* food from Wild Oats. Regular grocery stores scare me. A lot.