Explaining to my grandmother that Christmas Eve Dinner would consist of previously frozen vegetables, heated nicely for consumption, dipped into globs of special edition Heinz Jalepeño Ketchup and Grey Poupon, complimented with Harry & David Grapefruit and Francis Ford Coppola wine, she exclaimed, in horror, “That’s not a Christmas Dinner!”
Knowing very well that I eat such gorgeous food every night of the week, rather than defending my food, I defended my management system. “Grandma, remember that I shop before I consume each meal? The shops will be closed tonight. And this food is what exists in my client’s refrigerator.”
Replying to my announcement, my grandmother offered sincere advice, “But you should have stocked up on goodies!”
“No. If food is there, then I shall eat it. Lunch becomes breakfast. Dinner becomes breakfast part two. Then I’ll have nothing for dinner. I buy food before each meal to control my overzealous consumption.”
Note: Staying with a client all week, I was granted access to their gorgeous refrigerators and pantries.
Lots of readily available food. Delicious food.
But never do I feel compelled to “eat” the food of clients like would a Bulimic because, frankly, that’s not ladylike. Similar to my philosophy on The Grandeur of Restaurant Dining, when staying in the home of clients, I know that I am performing. Executing a job. And I am a perfectionist. Therefore, I eat regularly. With control. With comfort. With safety.
My grandmother continued, “I never had that problem. When I am full, I just do not eat anymore.” Perhaps this is why she was so smoking hot, always.
She continued. “Sometimes, my brain says that I’m hungry. And I want to eat something good. But then I just drink water. And the notion passes.”
JUST DRINK WATER.
Is it really that easy?
How role does water serve in your nutritional life?
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