We’ve all heard the noise about how this or that study showing fat is really not a big deal isn’t “a license to eat whatever you want.” And as most of us know, you don’t need a license to eat whatever you want (unless what you want is Jack Daniels and you’re 12, or whatever). You get to eat whatever you want simply by virtue of it being nobody else’s business.
That said, it’s not easy to give yourself permission to stop judging your food choices, to stop breaking food down into “good” and “bad” moral categories, to stop basing your self-worth on what you do and don’t put in your mouth. Permission to ease the hell up, as it were. And even if you’re far along in the process, maybe you have a friend who needs a little encouragement.
Thus I present the Tasty Food License. Post it on your blog, or put it in your wallet to flash to the food police! (I regret to say that I did not make a big version to hang on your wall.) Issue it to yourself or your friends. Then go check out The Rotund’s bread pudding recipe to test if it’s working!
(Incidentally, Well Rounded Type 2 totally beat me to this, but her license is state-specific; ours recognizes no boundaries. But there’s no reason why you can’t have a state license AND a general license AND whatever else you need to remind yourself that food is okay.)
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