Do you have house rules?
October 25, 2017

The Willpower Workaround cover for the home pageWhen Darrell started eating the way I do -- eschewing junk, altogether -- it wasn’t that difficult. He loved fruit, for example. If you offered him the choice between a gooey pastry and an apple, he’d choose the apple. It was my biggest proof that opposites attract. Why would you choose the apple?

When I made the decision to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as a rule, I established a few quotas. Now I eat, for example, at least one bag of spinach and one bag of broccoli every week. If we’re going to be gone for a week I double up on both the week before.

Doesn’t that sound silly?

But vegetables never call to me. After a long, hard day at home or on the road I don’t crave a bowl of spinach. I want another bowl of popcorn, some dark chocolate, and an early bedtime. If I didn’t have a few rules like I just mentioned I’d never get around to the vegetables.

I don’t like spinach but I eat it. House rules. They make life so much easier.