Is Food A Treat?

I guess what I really want to ask is SHOULD food be a treat? Since I’ve been trying to get in the best shape of my life, I’ve noticed that I will think thoughts like, I just shoveled the driveway now I deserve some hot chocolate, or It’s been a busy week, I deserve some dark chocolate, or, I didn’t workout today so I don’t deserve dessert.

I’m struck by the word “deserve” as opposed to want, crave, need, etc. And while I’m sure I’ve spent a lifetime thinking this, I never really noticed or thought about it. On the surface it seems like a bad way to think about food, but is it? Am I the only one who thinks this way? And after shoveling the driveway, don’t I deserve some hot chocolate?

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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous February 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    You bring up an excellent point. Human beings often think they “deserve a break today”. Recently saw a commercial where the woman sat on her sofa with a well deserved treat: it was low calorie yogurt. Lots of people think that sweet foods, treats, drinks are earned at the end of a hard day. Often many of us have used food as a reward. Food for thought….no pun intended 🙂

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