Friday, November 14, 2008

Dear Mouth, It's not all about you!

Dear Mouth,

We, the rest of the body, wanted to write you this letter to let you know that we're important too. We are tired of you always deciding what we eat. It's not all about you.

Yes, desserts taste wonderful for you. But once they hit Stomach and go through the digestion process, the rest of us don't feel so hot. The sweet things you like to party with leave the rest of us feeling flat. Or plump is more like it. Desserts and breads spend a moment on your Lips and seem to last forever on Tush and Hips. Plus too many sweets and carbs leave the rest of us dealing with water retention and fatigue. Enough is enough!

Brain, Legs, Arms and Hands are no longer going to sucker for your sweet talk. In fact, Brain is taking back control. And we're all standing behind her. Legs will walk past the candy section at the store without stopping. Arms and Hands are no longer going to lift large quantities of carb-filled pleasures into your gaping maw. We're doing this because we love you.

We're all in this together. Have you noticed that when the rest of us are feeling crappy you say things that you later regret? Well, here's the thing . . . we've been out of balance. But the low carbohydrate lifestyle we're trying to live has been helping get us back to a healthy place.

We'll do our part and try to slow down and let you savor the eating process. Food IS good! We're not asking that you eat only tasteless tidbits. Quite the opposite. We'd like you to savor and enjoy the delicious food you get to eat everyday. Foods like eggs, fresh mozzarella chesse with proscuitto and basil, frozen raspberries in half and half sprinkled with Splenda. Nice juicy steaks.

We're asking that when Eyes spot the plate of brownies that were left on the counter, you'll stay shut. That plate of brownies only provides pleasure for you. They hurt the rest of us.

Thanks for listening.


The Rest of the Body

----------Daily Menu: Thurs. November 13th----------

8:20 AM
celery and natural peanut butter (8)
2 oz. colby jack cheese (1)
1 slice of bacon

1:00 PM
2 c. vetetable juice (14)
salad greens (4)
2 slices bacon
2 oz. turkey breast (1)
2 Tbsp. ranch dressing (2)
1/4 c. macademia nuts (2)
1/4 c. roasted almonds (3)

6:00 PM Dinner at Chili's
1/2 c. side dish black beans (13)
Monterey Chicken (estimate: 10)
broccoli/peppers (10)
one french fry, lick of carmel on spoon (4)

Total Net Carbs: 72


MizFit said...

christie this so made me laugh.

and nod in agreement.

and crave steak.

Suko said...

Thanks for making my mouth LAUGH! : D

Charlie Hills said...

Dear Body,

I hear what you're saying, but unfortunately you don't have any say in the matter. You see, you actually have to have a mouth to "say" anything, so, by definition, I get the entire say. Hey, I don't make up the rules.

Break time's over. Here come donuts.



V said...

Mouth is hard to control most times, I got challenges with mine. It just seem to remember the taste of a nice sweet danish and wants to relive it over and over again...

Christie said...

Oh Mouth,

Aren't the responses of Mizfit, Suko, Charlie and V great? Laughter is good. I guess the rest of us can allow you an occasion treat in exchange for the joys of laughter. Just don't push your luck.


MizFit said...

and? did the mouth listen this weekend?