A lot of us are getting fat without eating.
You read that and say, “Nah!”
But it’s true. It’s an internal wiring problem. Something short-circuits between our heads and our hearts.
A lot of us ARE getting fat without eating.
Why? Because the way we define “eating” and the way we actually eat are often two radically different things.
The first is what my husband calls “carving.” When I see that a row of cake is cut unevenly, I carve off that errant edge. This is often done surreptitiously, and always on the run. Stealth and being in motion are contrary to eating. So this is “non-eating.” A first cousin to this is the diminutive “I-only-want-a-taste” slice.
We all have tried true ways of non-eating:
– Eating a protein bar does not constitute eating.
– Tasting while cooking or baking does not constitute eating.
– Consuming mini-food (hors d’ouvres) does not constitute eating.
– Sampling the goodies that someone brought to work is politeness, not eating.
– Drinking my meal (even an extra-large mocha caramel latte) does not constitute eating.
– Consuming a whole package of anything less than 300 calories does not constitute eating.
1. We’re on the go.
2. We’re (probably) not sitting down.
3. We don’t have food on a plate.
4. We’re not giving undivided attention to the activity of eating.