Okay. It’s over. Not just 2007, but the parties, cocktails, appetizers, rich meals, excess good cheer – over! Enter ye moderation (in fact, a little deprivation wouldn’t hurt at this point) and reside in thee for a spell. Please? At least until my birthday this weekend…
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with risotto, cream puffs, chocolate mousse, prime rib, mashed potatoes, lobster, champagne, or caviar – a sip and a taste of something lovely can always fit into a healthy diet – it’s just the all-in-the-same-week aspect that is a bit, uh, immoderate. Heck, often all in the same day! Egads but it’s been a very Merry Christmas. Whew.
And so. It’s a New Year and time for a slice of…cold, hard reality. Or at least a plate of pretty salad greens alongside a nice piece of fish. Or a bowl of brothy soup. A mug of hot tea. A lovely ripe pear. A handful of raw almonds. My go-to restorative, depuffing foods. In fact, several such meals in a row, followed by several long, brisk walks, and I’ll be feeling like myself again in no time.