Updated: May 28, 2020
Embrace the Indulgence - Skip the Seconds
Quality over quantity
Prepare physically (surroundings)
Skip the guilt
Skip the seconds
I love Oreo cookies. Especially Oreo cookies dipped in whole milk.
I eat them often, however I do not eat very many.
When it comes to red-light foods (foods we should eat in extreme moderation) we need to enjoy them, albeit a limited amount of them. It is hard for me to not eat dessert/sweets/pie/cake/etc., at least occasionally. And I’ll contend with anyone that in moderation, a dessert/sweets/pie/cake/etc. is good for your soul.
When we eat red-light foods it needs to be in limited quantities but enhanced qualities.
One of my favorite things about eating Oreos is the experience of eating Oreos.
Yes, the experience.
I get excited to take the beautifully packaged treats out of the cupboard.
I get excited to take out three delectable black and white circles of goodness and place them on a plate.
I get excited to pour the delightfully cold whole milk into my favorite cookie-dunking cup. You know the cup, the one with a wide diameter and a shallow base.
I get excited to methodically dip the Oreo into the milk. I patiently wait as my Oreo soaks in the milk. “Soak my precious,” I say in my best Gollum voice.
Then, as the Oreo hits the perfect saturation level – not too soft, but still logged with milk, I indulge.
I repeat this methodical and grandiose practice of obtaining the perfect bite two more times.
I am not distracted as I eat.
I chew and savor every bite.
After my three cookies are gone, I drink my cookies and cream flavored milk, and then I move on.
I ate my three cookies, and I enjoyed every single bite.
I clean up and move on with my life.
Embrace your indulgence. Skip the seconds.