I ATE THE COOKIE...
Today, my coworker came into work with a tub full of homemade chocolate chip cookies. When you're trying to lose weight, that can mean DISASTER! So I contemplated my options and weighed the pros and cons:
Kindly say "No, thank-you" when she came around and put the perfectly golden and chocolately goodness directly under my little nose.
I would feel empowered, knowing that I could deny myself the sweet treat and still remain on my eating plan for the day.
I don't get to eat the cookie.
My co-worker might get sad.
I would probably crave it for the rest of the day and then end of splurging on something much worse before bed time.
Kindly say "Yes, I'll take 5!"
I would get to enjoy 5 delicious cookies.
My coworker would be happy to know that I trust her baking abilities.
I would totally throw off my eating plan for the rest of the day.
I would most likely feel horrible after I did it.
Kindly say, "Yes, I'll have just one and don't let me have any more!"
I would get to savor and truly enjoy one chocolate chip cookie.
I would feel strong and completely in control knowing that I could treat myself (within moderation) and still keep on plan!
THERE ARE NONE!
Clearly, I chose option 3 and I enjoyed that classic, American baked perfection...completely guilt-free.
Here's to healthy eating for the rest of the day!