Faith in DC wrote:
You are right they are. Deep fat fried (probably in lard) is one thing I do not touch.
I don't believe anyone fries chips in lard any more it would be too expensive. Probably the odd loony traditionalist who runs a lone chipshop in a remote part of Scotland or Yorkshire where they do things "proper". I have never eaten chips fried in lard (except possibly as a child at home) and I'm 52.
On the subject of "perfection" I think my treats will mostly be in the form of meals out in Vegetarian or Vegan restaurants where I have Vegan dishes that are not particularly low fat. I had one at the weekend with my partner (Wholemeal in Streatham).
I don't have a massively active social whirl so I think my treats will relate to social events.
The one thing I am strict about and have not eaten for some time (about six months now) is chocolate. I know how utterly addicted I've been at times in my life and it will be quite a while before any treats of this kind pass my lips.
Christmas will be interesting. I love turkey and lots of the foods we eat. I must say that I've usually felt ridiculously full after eating Christmas dinner so I'm planning a combo of some rich foods along with lighter stuff. Can't wait to see what bread sauce with oatmilk will be like (probably a disaster
I think the main thing is to be nice to yourself and still love yourself even if you break the rules.
I find having lots to do so that food isn't the major event in my day quite helpful too. I started learning a new language at night school and am really really keen on this. Good to keep your mind busy.
As the weeks have progress I find that I've lost that urge to sit down and absolutely gorge myself to the ears on healthy food and that my appetite is satisfied with a bit less.
Happy holidays everyone