Eat The Cake
Yesterday, I was faced with food choices like cake and deviled eggs.
We were at my cousins 50th surprise birthday party.
There was a spread of party food to select from. Items like taco dip and chips, deviled eggs, veggies with ranch dressing dip, and a few other items I do not remember.
Thomas and I had eaten a meal before we left that filled us up nicely.
Which was great, it made having a few snacks a choice and not a necessity to satisfy hunger.
I am not a big dip person, and do not like mayo. So that left me with veggies and chips to munch on, if I wanted to.
I did feel the obligation to snack a little because the host asked us to, so they would not be left with a lot of party food the next day.
Coming to terms with only eating things I liked has helped me to only eat what I want to.
Maybe not exactly when I want to, like in a social setting, but what I want to of the available choices.
If some one asks, I have no problem telling them why I am not eating a certain food and I do not feeling bad about it.
Asking the question is an open door to a true answer, no one is going to get hurt because I do not like deviled eggs.
Even though, some of my refusals have raised a few eyebrows.
Thomas is the same way with cake. He will only eat cake if he likes the frosting and type of cake it is.
I like to try cake and then decide if I like it.
Start off with a small piece and maybe have seconds. Maybe…
Selective Eating Based On Taste
Some people say they like just about everything.
Maybe an option for them, in a party situation, is to grade the snacks and decide ahead of time which snack “grade” they are wanting to consume, before they walk into the party.
Staying true to you and your goals helps keep the focus on your priorities, not anyone else’s.
Like the host not wanting leftovers.
How does taste steer your food choices? Can you be “pressured” in to eating things you do not like? (If you have not tried it before, it does not count.)
Kick off your training session with a mental list of party food likes and dislikes. Cheers!!