Lamenting my consumption of the ‘King’
Today my husband and I went to catch an early showing of “The Hunger Games“. It was fantastic! I thought that, as a treat, I would let myself have some of the Burger King I’ve been jonesin’ for that they serve at the theater. Oog, big mistake. I actually feel terrible now! Not mentally, but physically. My digestive system is not a happy camper and we had to walk quickly back from the theater afterwards, if you know what I mean. (The people out there with IBS certainly do!) I also feel all achy and sore. This will really keep my motivation up. I know I mentioned in an earlier post about a craving shift, and it is so true. The next time I want to treat myself, I will head to somewhere like The Green Door, a vegetarian restaurant in the city. They are pricey, but their meals are so delicious and packed with nutrients. If I could afford to, I eat there on a highly regular basis.
My husband and I used to have something we called ‘Fat Fridays’. Now, it is not at all related to Fat Tuesdays, in case you thought I was flashing him for beads or something. (Hm…wouldn’t that be interesting…) We would pick something we knew was laden with fat and eat it while watching a movie or something similar. We were trying to live by the 80/20 rule. You know, eat healthy 80 percent of the time and junky 20 percent of the time. Well, today is Friday and I think I’m going to head over to Rainbow Foods my most closely located purveyor of organic and healthy foods, to grab some stuff for dinner instead.
It’s too bad that the majority of what they serve at the theater IS that type of food. I have to sneak something in if I want to be health conscious. Isn’t that incredible! I wonder how long it will take before the theatre starts to have healthier options available for their patrons? Probably not for a long time. I imagine few people waddle up to the counter and ask for Kale Chips. I wonder if the option was there, would it be worth the theater keeping it in stock. I know it probably wouldn’t be as cost effective as the huge mark-up they have on sugary sodas or salty popcorn, but would it keep people happy knowing the options were there?
What do you think? If the theater did, in fact, carry healthy options, and I mean ACTUAL healthy options, would you buy them?