|(Meatloaf Lean Cuisine)|
My lifelong struggle with food addiction has been well documented in this blog. My parents did everything to try to help me from sending me to “fat camp,” to having me regularly visit the “fat doctor,” to “weekly weigh ins”, you name it. My Mother had been a nurse, so she served healthy, nutritious meals. But I was a sneak eater. It did not matter what I was taught at home, I loved fatty saucy, fried foods!
Four years ago, I had an intervention and lost 60 pounds by giving up totally bread, cheese and dessert in public. I eat 100 calorie snacks at home secretly in bed at night. I don’t know who I am keeping the sneak eating from because I am the only person in my home. But stealth eating is the best kind. I have kept most of the weight off. I keep no food at home except for frozen Lean Cuisines and lettuce.
Rest assured that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is concerned about the city’s citizen’s eating habits and has launched a social media campaign to raise awareness of this issue. The press release from CDH said, “Chicagoans are invited to ‘Rate Your Plate,’ this week by taking a picture of their healthiest plate and sending it to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). As CDPH posts the pictures to their Facebook page, the public can rate the plates through Facebook ‘Likes,’ choosing the healthiest plate and learning more about healthy eating.”
To participate, people are supposed to send a photo of their plate of food to firstname.lastname@example.org. It can also be submitted on Twitter by using hash tag, #RateYourPlateChi. Then people should log onto to rate their plates compared to others at www.facebook.com/ChicagoPublicHealth
Can you just imagine some of the disgusting plates of food people are going to post just to be funny? I do not plan on visiting the site for fear of losing my appetite for the rest of eternity!
Some people eat to live, I live to eat. I would drink to that, but I don’t drink!