Sometimes when I’m at a restaurant and I just don’t want to keep picking at the food that’s left, I will pour ketchup all over it. Being that I am disgusted by ketchup, this method is successful in preventing me from eating what is slathered in it.
I decided that the ketchup trick would be a great way to control my tendency to overeat when there is free delicious treats at work. I thought it would be simple — I just keep a bottle of ketchup at work, and when I take all the great food to my desk I will immediately pour the ketchup onto the food, causing it to become inedible.
Great idea, in theory. Too bad I never did remember to buy ketchup.
Side note: Due to the lack of ketchup available at my desk, here is what I ate so far today (not counting the breakfast I ate before this free food became available to me):
- 1/2 jelly doughnut
- chocolate filling from doughnut
- the insides of 3 or 4 sandwiches
- 1 1/2 brownie (if I realized it was cut in 1/4s to begin with, it would have been 3/4 brownie. Damn that entire one that I shoved down my throat without seeing the 4 equal parts)
- pieces of cookie & biscotti