Day 335: Dessert Definitions

What is a dessert anyway?

Cause I bought some Strawberry and Honey Greek Yogurt which my sister-in-law (verrrrrry healthy eater) gets and it was sooooo good it was like eating dessert.

And it started me thinking… really, what IS dessert?

So, like any good English nerd, I looked it up. And ahhhhhhhh, lookie what I found:

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Yep. It’s not necessarily what you are eating… it’s when you are eating it that designates something as dessert (unless you’re British, apparently, and then it’s fruit for you).

So of course, my next thought: I wonder then what a snack really is???

Back to dictionary.com!

And whadda know?!?!

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Not what, but when.

And I think that really mirrors a lot of what I have discovered this year about my own eating… it’s not so much the what but the when and, if I may, the why. (Well, once I got past that nasty sugar addiction.)

It’s not that I’m eating strawberry and honey yogurt… it’s when. But not necessarily snack-time or dessert-time or whatever, but when… when I am hungry? when I am bored? when I am sad? when I am procrastinating? when I am sleepy?

Cause daily… daily… I see myself using these as the reasons for “snacking” or “desserting”. The indulgences rarely come when I am truly, truly hungry. So often, strawberry honey yogurt, crackers, chips, tortillas, peanut butter, etc. are just fillers for some other “emotional hunger”.

So I must stay the course to continue to learn to rely on Christ for all of my “emotional hunger” needs.

This is how I want to be filled!

    May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
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