We enjoyed a lovely second Rosh Hashanah dinner at my parents’ last night. Per usual, my mom and dad outdid themselves and had enough food to feed an army. We all left with stuffed bellies and overflowing to-go boxes.
My mom set a gorgeous table (which I didn’t think to take a picture of until after dinner – genius), served homemade matzo ball soup (delish), and a fabulous buffet for the main course. There was brisket, salmon, green beans, sweet koogle, kasha shells, and mashed potatoes. There is no picture of my dessert plate, just the dessert table, because that’s what my dessert consisted of. I didn’t make a plate; I stood around chatting with family members having a bite of this, a nibble of that, being sure I sampled each and every thing. Oy vey. Food overload.
While I am extremely grateful that we left both Rosh Hashanah dinners with boxfuls of leftovers, I am in a bit of a need to refine my eats from the past two nights. Itz not to say I won’t eat and enjoy these leftovers – I definitely will. However, my focus will be on portion control. I ate much larger servings than my typical dinners entail.
What’s my plan? No crazy diet, juice fast, or any other bizarre fad. Obviously, I’ll continue working out as I’m training for a half-marathon, but in addition, I’ll up the veggies, use portion control, and drink tons of water with these two magical ingredients:
Option 1) Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of water. Drink up.
Option 2) Pour 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar into a large glass of water. Can sweeten with lemon juice or NuNaturals lemon or orange stevia.
Both options have cleansing properties, and make drinking water a
little lot more flavorful. Tosca Reno swears by lemon water, and there numerous benefits of drinking ACV like: promotes digestion, pH balance, and helps remove body sludge toxins (source). And now just for laughs:
My dad, nephew, and brother sporting their “Fisher Staches” from the St. Louis Rams home opener this past Sunday. Funny stuff.
What do you do when you’ve had a food overload? What’s your plan?