In 2010 I plan to try something new.
Every year I say I going to exercise more. I don’t. I say I’m going to do this and I’m going to do that. I don’t.
This year I’m taking a new approach. Every month I’m going to give up something. I’m going to forfeit or omit. I’m not going to give up salad or exercise. I’m going to give up or abstain from a food that I like.
It’s makes more sense to me to do without than to try to do more. Giving up is so uncomplicated.
In January, I have decided to not eat cheese. I love cheese! It’s one of my top three favorite foods along with chocolate and champagne being the other two.
I eat way too much cheese.
So for January, I will give up cheese. No more string cheese sticks, goat cheese, grated parmesan cheese, feta cheese, cheddar cheese, fontina, Swiss cheese, and heavenly Stilton studded with apricots or dates. No grilled cheese, no cheese puffs or cheddar cheese popcorn, no quesadillas, no cheesecake or cheese Danish…two foods I so rarely eat. No cheese blintzes or no pizza with cheese. I wonder if pizza comes without cheese?
No cream cheese, however, I can eat cottage cheese since I don’t think of it as cheese.
Anyway, that’s it…no cheese…in January.
I’ll give you occasional updates about cravings and substitutions and on a scale of 1 to 10 just how hard it was to go cheese-less. And no, I probably won’t substitute with soy cheese; that stuff is nasty.
Feel free to join in and if you do, please comment.
I’m calling this experiment the Abstinence Eating Plan (sm) – Go AEP!