It’s May 11, Eat What You Want Day.
Does it seem as though every time you open a magazine or turn on the television, you’re plunged into the land of “NO!” when it comes to food?
Don’t eat this because it’s high in sugar or salt. Don’t eat that this week because it causes cancer, but by next week, it won’t cause cancer anymore.
Remember when eggs were vilified and labeled the culprits of high cholesterol? Now they’re touted as protein powerhouses that should be consumed by all.
All this conflicting information makes you want to take a big bite out of whatever you enjoy, health consequences be damned. Well today, you get to do just that.
This holiday also applies to those of you suffering through one too many meals dictated by overzealous family fishermen, health extremist dining companions and lazy family members.
Your grandmother makes the best red sauce your palate has ever met, but when she proposes tossing something into it for dinner the fourth night in a row, enough is enough. It’s time to take control of the dinner table’s offerings.
To celebrate Eat What You Want Day, come up with a meal plan for the entire day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks should feed your soul with edibles that evoke sheer happiness with each mouthful.
Have an intense desire to savor pizza for breakfast? Go for it. While you can certainly invite other celebrants to dine with you all day, personal tastes vary and each guest will want to partake in their own craved delicacies.
Today, just say “NO!” to health warnings, say “NO!” to Uncle Tony’s fifth catch of striped bass this week and if you’re really gutsy, just say “NO!” to the third incarnation of last Sunday’s roasted chicken dinner.
Eat what you want without guilt on Eat What You Want Day.