I’ll give you my food rules, but I am really interested to see what yours are:

Alcohol. Because I am an adult and can legally drink alcohol, I do! More or less depending on my mood or if I want a treat, but every time I stop drinking alcohol (and start feeling better in my body), I restart after 3 months or so, because I feel I deserve it, and because I can. Ugh. Awareness is step one though, right?

Cake. I am typically able to pass up cake and any kind of dessert with ease, but wedding cake? Wedding cake gets me every time! Haha! Glad I don’t officiate weddings anymore (nor have I attended any weddings in several years).

Wedding cake

Christmas cookies. I used to love the chocolate and paraffin covered peanut butter balls my aunt Gela made at Christmas, as well as the potato candy that my dad made. And then, my grandmother’s banana walnut cake with chocolate icing, and my mom’s fudge.

I have learned to let go of a lot of Christmas cookies, and other delightful confections, but I do order french chocolate truffles (and some years my daughter mails us her homemade truffles), so we indulge in those during cold holiday evenings.

I do love a fruit cake if it’s soaked in whiskey or rum, because it reminds me of my mom. And chocolate flourless cake is my favorite (even instead of cheesecake)! If we are out for dinner somewhere they offer chocolate flourless cake, I get it. Thankfully, not many places have it on their menu. I get it, on average, once a year.

Chips and dip. I have beat this habit, but if I buy potato chips, I must also buy sour cream and onion dip. Thank God Mister Bee potato chips changed their formula. I didn’t even think about buying those while we were visiting West Virginia last week.

Water. I have no rules around water, but have been trying to drink half my body weight in ounces of water each day. I think I could use a good rule around water. I have let go of soda (20 years ago), and recently began drinking more herbal teas. I love Sipology teas.

What rules around food do you have?

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