Have you ever noticed that people who are dieting are always talking about what they are eating?
Judging by my Instagram feed, I am fairly convinced that there is some kind of prize for documenting the consumption of avocado. Okay, I get it. Avocado is good fat. But for the love, I can only see it smashed on toast and topped with tomatoes and feta so many times.
My husband is the worst. I love the man more than life, but never do I know so many details about his every meal than when he’s on a diet. “I’m starving,” he will say at dinner. “All I had all day was a bowl of oatmeal and then some grilled chicken and a granola bar at lunch.”
Oooooookay…thanks for that. Should I be writing this down? It’s weird because I never hear food details when he’s NOT dieting. No one ever comes home and says, “Gosh I’m ready for dinner. I gorged myself on grease at lunch, but I’m already hungry for another helping!”
But in the interest of transparency, we really should. If for no other reason than it would really validate my life choices. I am NOT good at being hungry, and I need to know that kindred spirits exist.
My favorite is when someone posts a photo of an Oreo cookie and acts like it’s a major “splurge.” Listen, Linda. I inhale Oreos on accident in my SLEEP. One Oreo is NOT a splurge – it’s your right as a human being. A splurge is eating an entire King Size Snickers in the car on the way home from lunch and then temporarily hating yourself.
If you didn’t walk away feeling slightly sick and ashamed, it is most definitely not a splurge.
If you’re really looking for a splurge-worthy cookie, I highly recommend these soft peanut butter cup cookies. My favorite soft peanut butter cookies are topped with chopped peanut butter cups and drizzled chocolate. You deserve them!