The Ice Cream Aisle--Making a Choice
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
When I was on my way down to Mom's Friday, I stopped by the store to get food for us for the weekend. One of the things I had on my list was some kind of frozen treat. Mom loves ice cream and I had been getting her a cone at a fast food restaurant after our meal out. Now, I love frozen treats too and her cones tempted me, but after checking out the calorie level on line for Wendy's and Arby's I had decided that wasn't the way I wanted to spend my calories.
My brother had told me she liked the mini drumstick cones you can buy and that is what I was going to get for her but the store didn't have any. I checked the nutrition info on several that looked good to me--the lighter versions but ended up walking away without anything. I just didn't want any of them. Hard to believe right? I decided the light blueberry Greek yogurt I had put in the cart would be more satisfying for my evening snack. No deprivation felt. I knew I could get any of the others and work them in, but on that day, I didn't choose to buy one.
It is a choice. Our choice what we put in our mouths to eat. If I wanted even one of the higher fat and calorie options, I could have bought one and worked one serving into my calories. Sometimes knowing I can have it if I want is all it takes to make a craving go away. Sometimes I choose to have the treat but do keep it at one serving.
I'm in control, not the food. I make the choice. What a great feeling it is to know that.