I woke feeling a touch queasy, same as I’d felt from the evening before. But it passed amidst a flurry of household chores, including baking a dozen choc-caramel muffins.
Oversized and gooey, in my world of twisted rules the muffins are now the sensible, healthy food, along with brownies and mud cake. There’s an impulse to make sure I’m eating enough of them, and not just the ‘junk food’ chocolate. Maybe we have an internal schema for diet, etched deeply in our brain during childhood, that must have foods in both its ‘proper’ and ‘naughty’ categories. And this schema overlays itself on whatever our diet happens to be at the time. That, or maybe choc caramel muffins really are healthy compared to the rest of my diet.
Dinnertime was the reckoning I knew would come eventually. Taco night for the household. But not for me. I’ll save myself from typing a thousand words of woe and instead refer you to the picture below.
Daily Kilojoules, Day 5
|Target||Consumed||% of Daily Target Consumed|
Food Diary, Day 5
|Breakfast||Chocolate milk; Mocha; GF Chocolate mud cake; Dream white chocolate (1 row); M&Ms; Chocolate mint creme; Caramello block (1 row); fun-size Flake, Boost.|
|Lunch||Tim Tam; Chocolate muffin; Chocolate milk; Mocha; fun-sized Salted Caramel, Picnic (2), Snickers.|
|Snacks||Choc caramel muffin; Tim Tam(2); Chocolate milk.|
|Dinner||Tim Tam; Choc Mint Creme biscuit; Chocolate milk; Caramello block (1.5 rows)|
Ever watched a guy eat an entire block of chocolate in one sitting? Tick off one more item on your bucket list with Day 6 of the Chocolate-Only Diet.