Family and Food

"Can I have a side of toast and butter but hold the toast?"

It’s always weird going on a vacation or going to visit family, where you aren’t totally in control of your eating. It’s especially interesting when your family doesn’t have exactly the same nutritional beliefs as you. (Not to mention it means lots of nutritional debates, which I will discuss in a later post).

For the Man Bicep Mom and my sister, oatmeal, toast, and carbs in general, are a usual part of breakfast.

For me..well I can’t remember the last time I had toast until today. And it is hard for me to just go with the flow after a day of indulgence…especially for something like toast haha.

BUT sometimes being around family means just going with the flow and knowing that you won’t be doing any damage you can’t correct right when you get back from vacation.

I mean I know I can just say no, but sometimes I think it just isn’t worth the effort (partly because it just makes things more complicated and we are all already indecisive and partly because of the debate and questions that will ensue…yes that is right sometimes, and only sometimes, do I avoid debate!)

Is it just me or does anyone else struggle with saying “no” and sticking to their diet when they are staying at their parents’ house? Do you find it easier to just go with the flow?

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Posted on November 25, 2011, in Diet and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I haven’t been doing Paleo very long, so this was a new experience for me. My mom spent a lot of time talking about how to make stuffing low fat and how she was considering going vegetarian for her cholesterol. I was keeping my mouth mostly shut, but I asked her to try and do some research before doing that–vegetarianism is not necessarily the answer. She’s been a little passive aggressive about me trying to eat Paleo at all. Saying “I know you can’t eat it, but we’re having [giant grain based meal] for dinner, I hope you like it!” o_O

    So anyway, I get it, sometimes it’s easier just to eat the damn toast, or drink the margarita, even if it does mean a headache later.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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