I was wandering around the Capitol yesterday looking for a place to eat a yummy lunch. I search on my brookeberry for "organic restaurant" and "vegan cafe" just to see what I could find. I found one that looked good and went off on a walk to the restaurant. On the way I found "Green Cafe" and walked in. It looked very environmentally friendly, yummy, but when I got the line to order I realized it was a little too green for me. No coffee on this cold blustery day. And while I really like to make good healthy choices for the food I eat I found my limit. I wanted coffee, I wanted the option of desert and I wanted to pick and choose from more than three salad options.
I need balance in the foods I eat because when I eat "too healthy" it causes the inevitable backlash (binge) and the resultant guilt. So I look for balance in my meals and try to get some variety that will keep my interested and satiated. So I can enjoy that yummy pecan pie when I see it. Food can't be the enemy because that makes me my own enemy. And I don't want that for myself. Anymore.
So, a potentially new food rule for me: If the restaurant is sooo healthy that they won't even serve coffee, it is probably too healthy for me.