Huh? Me, on a diet? No, actually, but bear with me a minute and this will make sense. I had a loose cavity, then a root canal, then I managed to liberate the damn temporary filling 3 days later and I’m still drinking smoothies. Smoothies! I hate smoothies. You will notice that there is not a single smoothie recipe in the 5 years I have blogged. This is not accidental.
When I can’t chew, I feel deprived, even when I get to have kale/apple/ginger smoothies. And the very minute I feel deprived, I want to eat. ALL.THE. TIME. And all I want is chocolate and potato chips because I’m deprived. (raise your hand if you completely understand me) So although I’ve been having my chocolate (legal—it melts!), ice cream, and pureeing in meat into my smoothies, and I’ve even been eating soft fish and chicken, and I STILL feel deprived, despite the fact that I’m eating more than I normally do.
That is exactly what people experience on a diet, hopefully minus the many trips to the dentist. And that’s why diets don’t work for long. Deprival will surely lead to overcompensation, and that ain’t pretty.
Stepping off my soapbox now…and please send warm fuzzies to my poor jaw.