1. Your Diet Is a Bank Account. ”Eating should be treated like a bank account - if one day you decide that you want to have chocolate cake for breakfast, you can, because there’s no ‘No,’ but you need to account for it. If you spend in one place, you need to save in another.”
2. The Differential. ”In the differential, you can have turkey chili and meat chili. To me, the differential between the two isn’t that big. I would just as soon have turkey chili as I would meat chili. But there’s a huge differential for me between a piece of plain grilled chicken breast and a fatty piece of New York steak. Go for it when the differential is really great to you.”
3. The Point of Diminishing Return. ”For example, if you order fried calamari, you taste it, it’s delicious, have another bite, dip it in the sauce, it’s delicious, but then there’s a point where it’s as good as it’s ever going to get. And that’s when you stop.”
4. Downsize. ”We have unrealistic portions in this country and you can order an appetizer as your main course. No matter if you’re eating broccoli or fried chicken - it’s good to get into the habit of leaving a little.”
Bethenny Frankel’s 4 rules make sense. It’s nothing new, but it’s put in a way that resonates with me, at least.
I’m not much of a cook, but I do love to bake. When my kids were little, I used to make batches of Snickerdoodles every week. We were on a tight budget, and they were an inexpensive treat. There’s nothing like a warm snickerdoodle straight out of the oven with a cold glass of milk after a long hard day of studying!
I am always mystified why people don’t get married when they love one another. And especially when they have a child. It’s a curious thing becaue my brain just doesn’t work that way. If I love someone, I want that committment from them. And I got it, obviously. I’ve been married for 26+ years now. I could never just live with a man who didn’t want to marry me! Maybe she didn’t want to marry him? Then why be together? Very curious. I’m sure someone will explain it to me!
I think lofts are just the most romantic places to live. I would love to live in one! But since I’m a country girl, and all my grandkids are country kids, I don’t see a loft in my future. This one is scrumptious!
This is a teachable moment for our country. As a mother of twin boys who participate valiantly in the Special Olympics, I appreciate and accept the President’s apology.
A lot of us grew up in a culture where the word “retard” and “special needs” or “special ed” were considered put-downs. They are no longer acceptable terms. We are more civilized now, and we can overcome using those words in a derogatory way. Our vocabularies are larger and we can still be funny without insulting someone.
I am actually glad this happened. It spotlights an important issue and I hope we all learn from it.