I write with news of a new 'dieting' craze that has taken my household by storm.
Ever wanted to eat your favourite sweet treats but with half the guilt ? Well my family has, in the greedy throws of raiding the kitchen cupboards, found a solution.
Take a half bite.
To be honest, there's not much to expand on that because it really is exactly how it sounds...
a half bite.
It works nice and simply too:
When craving something yummy, don't torture yourself by not having it. Instead, give in to temptation and have it. Just... halfof it.
Forget all that 'opt for some fruit' rubbish, because I think we all know that just doesn't work. That simply results in you sitting unhappily, scouring at an irritatingly healthy apple,wishing it tasted even vaguely like the choc you wanted. But,no matter how wildly juicy and succulent that little apple may be, it will never come close to the choc.
The half bite, however, allows you to tuck in to whatever you want. And do you know what else? It allows you to kid yourself, with far more credibility, that you didn't eat that much.
* So you can enjoy the soft, chewy cookie that crumbles on your palette..and smile knowing you didn't demolish a whole one.
* You can crunch away contentedly into that fresh bag of crinkly,greasy crisps and beam proudly knowing you were a whole half a bag off finishing them.
* Go ahead and sink into that slice of fresh cream cake and then laugh at the missing half of the regret.
It's simple: Half the treat- Half the guilt.
Admittedly though, there are drawbacks. To put down the second half of your treat is somewhat excruciating. With the taste of the first half already sweetly stroking your taste buds- the urge to allow the second half to join in is overwhelming. Then again, we could pop this on a positive spin and say it teaches a little self restraint?
Another problem is that too often do I go to offer a mate a pack of biscuits from the kitchen or go to grab the pack of pancakes ...and to my dismay, I'm greeted with lots of half eaten specimens. It's pretty embarrassing; like the kitchen's been raided by raccoons or something...
But hey ho,everything has got its drawbacks. And to be totally honest, I think if you're following a 'cut back on the crap' regime that allows your favourite foods to go into your mouth- it's a win win.
Right, now to tuck into this vanilla cheesecake. Well, half of it. ;)