May 11th is National Eat What You Want Day, a day that sets diets aside for a indulgence with no regrets.
Whether you love donuts or fast food, chips and dip or creamy Fettucine Alfredo, today is your day to gratify those desires without feeling guilty.
Most nutritionists agree that, rather than try to repress your desire for not-good-for-you foods, having a treat every now and then helps to prevent gorging when the determination to eat right wears off.
The secret, they say, is small portion sizes.
That means one donut, maybe two; but not a baker’s dozen.
Eat What You Want Day was actually created by herbalists Thomas & Ruth Roy of Wellcat.
They made up 80 holidays, most unrelated to food (e.g., Happy Mew Year For Cats Day, Satisfied Staying Single Day and For Pete’s Sake Day).
So how are you going to indulge? Here’s our list of 15 candidates for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We’re thinking waffles for breakfast, a bacon cheeseburger with onion rings and fries for lunch, and if we still have room for dinner, mac and cheese.
(Of course, sensible people will only splurge at one meal.)
And enjoy your holiday.
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