Ok, first a word of warning; since this week I am officially on a diet.. No scratch that; I am not on a diet but I am seriously watching what I eat. It’s only 5 weeks away before we go on holiday (yeah!!) but while I was thinking of losing some weight already back in march or possibly even before that, you know how it goes…. Time flies and all of a sudden panic strikes! O no, it’s almost time to wear the dreaded bikini so I HAVE to lose a few kilo’s!
Believe me I am really not the obsessive dieting type. I am overweight, yes, and I want to loose some of it, yes, but I am certainly not going to starve myself or go on one of those crazy crash diets. I just love to eat and I have a tendency to gain easily. The plus side is that I also tend to loose it easily as well.
Yesterday I had been watching a documentary on Dutch TV about girls with anorexia. Now that is a serious illness and those girls (the youngest was only 11!! 8 when she got the disorder). I really feel terribly sorry for the girls and their families. Even if they do recover, they will always have a mixed relationship with food. I understood from the series that eating is not really what anorexia is about, it’s a means to have control of a certain part of their lives. A lot of these girls came from troubled pasts; parents that died, parents that divorced (violently) and things like that. But even though the control thing is the main culprit, it’s still their relationship with food that is completely distorted. Which makes me happy that even though I am in need of losing some kilo’s I am able to keep a healthy perspective on things.
Imagine a life where you can never fully enjoy your food again. How hard would that be??
Anyway, I had to think about that while eating my simple yet delicious lunch today. Ofcourse everyone know the classic combination of melon with ham, but to put it on a sandwich was not something I would have thought about naturally, so I was a little sceptic when trying it out, but I can tell you it was absolutely delicious. Ofcourse it all largely depends on the taste of the melon and the ham you pick, but mine was delicious.
So even though I am on a diet, I am still determined to enjoy my food. For tonight I am planning on a light risotto with fennel, shrimp and salmon…. Mmmm….