Do you ever do that with food? I do. All the time. Like, why I ever let myself stroll down the ice cream/candy aisle at the grocery store when I've got my period is beyond me—there is no self-control happening during those hormone-filled five days.
Well, last night I did it again. I put myself head to head with temptation and LOST. Miserably. My boyfriend and I both were in the mood for salads for dinner, but instead of making one at home or hitting up Whole Foods, we started brainstorming all the restaurants we liked that had yummy salads. I suggested Spring Street Natural in Soho so we could "sit outside," but deep down I knew that dining in nice weather wasn't what I was really after.
I wanted this beast: a taco salad with all the fixins. It's my favorite. It's always a crapshoot as to whether or not I will eat half and take the rest home like a civilized person OR scarf down the entire thing in ten minutes flat. Last night, I did the latter.
How good does this look? It was just too easy to pop these "salad chips" into my mouth, one after the other. Before I knew it, I only had a few chips left on the plate! Seriously. How gross am I? No one needs that much food. All day long I've been trying to guesstimate just how many calories were in that salad. What do you think? It contained: brown rice, black beans, loads of chicken, tomatoes, tortilla chips and onions. I got the cheese, guac and sour cream on the side, which I had very little of, but still.
I was feeling pretty full, but as we walked past Pinkberry, I made a joke about needing to "cleanse my palette," and in we went. I got a small chocolate with strawberries, yogurt chips and granola. Eh, it looks prettier than it tastes—I didn't need it, or even want it that much. It just seemed like a "fun" thing to do at the time. Oh, but I did eat it all. Yes, sirrr!
On our walk home, I felt bloated and full. It wasn't sexy. I knew I was going to pig out if I went to that restaurant, yet I did it anyway. Ohh well, I'm officially putting it behind me now. What about you: Do you ever set yourself up to fail when it comes to food?