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November 19 · Issue #116 · View online
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Seriously, go look.
I have a running theory that we all have enough food in our homes to survive for several weeks. Which is why I always find it a bit strange when at the slightest hint of a snowstorm people empty the grocery store shelves. How many of us were at risk of starving under a mountain of snow?
And yet, the impulse to accumulate is strong. So much so I limit my trips to places like Costco. It doesn’t matter how good the deal is if the quantity in and of itself causes overconsumption.
Most of us live with packed cabinets, including myself until recently. I have no other explanation than getting busy and a little lazy. Basically, I quit my regular grocery runs and started eating down what was in my cabinets.
I’m still at it.
My tip this week seems counterintuitive: buy only staples until your cabinets start looking roomy.
I know the first thing people do when embarking on a diet is run to the grocery store to buy ‘healthy’ foods, but that’s just over-consuming in a different way.
The truth is I naturally eat less when there is less around and all of it has to be prepared in some way. Plus, who doesn’t like a can of sardines and a glass of almond milk for dinner?
Enjoy Turkey Day (but not too much) 🦃
xo
Rebecca

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