Have you ever noticed that your eating habits change depending on where you are? If not, lucky you! I've noticed depending on where I am, the amount of food I eat, or don't eat.
For example, when I'm at my own house, I have my set schedule, the food I buy, usually healthy and the menu that I'm used to. When I come to my mom's or my aunt's houses, I feel like I gain 10 pounds! They have all the foods I used to love and then some. When I'm in West Virginia, I have all of my favorite foods. My amazing steak hoagies, Italian bread, Giovanni's, Italian olives, unbelievable cookies, cakes and cupcakes and hot dogs with hot dog chili and slaw. Are you thinking how is it any different than Ohio? Well, I can't get any of this stuff there. There are no Italian bakeries, there are no homegrown bakeries that make amazing pastries, or cakes, I haven't found any good olives, etc. I guess on one hand that's good, but on the other hand, it sucks! If I had all this in Ohio, when I came to WV, I wouldn't eat so much.
When I go to the beach, it seems like I'm not hungry. I could eat small snacks all day, and be fine. The only time I want full meals is when I get my seafood dinner, crab legs, crab legs, and more crab legs. I'm sure it has to do with hanging out in the sun all day, but don't know for sure. When I'm outside at home, I'm not as hungry, but I'm still hungry. Maybe it has to do with being in a bathing suit all day. Being in a bathing suit makes you a little more aware of what you look like, right? Heck, maybe I should force myself to put a bathing suit on more often so that I keep myself in check.
Whatever the case may be, I wish I had the willpower to stay consistent no matter where I am. Maybe I should wish my family didn't tempt me with all the things I love, but I'm glad they do. I love those foods, and like Jillian and Bob have said, don't deprive yourself from the things you love, just eat them in moderation.
I hope you all have a Royal Day ;)