Years ago I had written in here about the 80 Percent Rule I adhered to: eating healthful food 80 percent of the time.
Devorah the health coach vetted that eating well 80-to-90 percent of the time was perfectly fine.
She believed that my indulgence in a pastry 2 or 3 times a month was okay too.
No– we should not think of treating ourselves to food as “cheating.” We should think of doing this as an “indulgence.”
There’s a difference: labeling food as good or bad is a moral judgment that sets us up to feel like we’re a good or bad person for eating the kind of food we do.
I have discovered chocolate souffle pots that I can order with my weekly groceries delivery.
The ceramic pots can be repurposed for ramekins to use for melted butter when you cook lobster for dinner.
Trying to be a saint 100 percent of the time will set us up to fail.
I can’t resist a cannoli on occasion : )