Sticking to a diet on weekends is difficult. When you’re at home and the fridge – with all the delicious, fatty goodies it contains – is in arms reach, it’s a temptation that’s not easy to avoid.
But dieting during the week, while you’re at work, SHOULD be easier. You just have to bring a small lunch, concentrate on your to-do list, and avoid going out to buy chocolates. Easy-peasy. Before you know it, the day is done and you haven’t even noticed those hunger pangs.
Well, it’s not so easy in my office. The people I work with are all fond of cooking and baking, and they’re all very generous. It’s rare to go into the office kitchen and not find some goodies out on the counter for public consumption.
If you’re lucky, it’s a piece of fruit (last week, my colleague D went apple picking and brought us fresh macintosh apples!), but more often than not it’s something sweet. Any time someone comes back from a trip (business or personal) they bring nuts, and taffy, and candies, and cookies.
But it doesn’t stop there. Oh no. We have people who just love to bake on weekends, but who don’t want to eat the entire batch of brownies, loaf of bread, tray of cookies, or pan of squares all by themselves. So in comes a Tupperware container full of yumminess. It’s enough to break the resolve of any foodie!
Today, I arrived to not one, but TWO separate plates of goodness. Someone made a banana loaf, and another kind soul brought in some baguette with fresh cretons! (Thanks, F!)
What’s cretons, you ask? It’s a Quebecois spread made with fatty pork and spices – and it’s frickin’ delicious. And it’s terrible for the waistline.
Okay. I’ve typed enough. I need to go get more cretons before it’s all gone. Damn the diet!