Full self-disclosure, I like to eat. I think about food a lot and my day is usually scheduled around what I am eating next. Whatever, I am food focused and pretty well balanced, too. Come on! When you have a sister who is designated the “girl who likes to eat beef” among her coworkers and a mom who is not afraid to order beyond the salad menu at ladies lunches, it has to be in my blood. There is an ecofriendly, sustainability side, too, though. My dad has an organic garden that would put Mr. McGreggor to shame. Plus, I try to balance my foodie self by getting weekly veggies from the Bountiful Baskets food co-op, shopping organic, and cut back on packaging waste. Still, I like that salty, fried appetizer and cheesy burger. Why do the restaurants have to shame us for it though? So what if I want to eat a whole plate of nachos or spinach dip for two. Rationalizing, it has vegetables on it, so it is healthy. The one that got me thinking was the lunch trip to In N Out Burger to satiate my cheeseburger craving. I decided to skip the fries after the robot lady asked me if I was eating in my car and wanted a tray to eat off of. Welcome to the “eat in your car club”, should have been the last thing she said. As I drove out the drive thru, I took a bite of my perfectly situated burger off my lap. It was finished before I waited at the red light and merged on the freeway. No guilt here. It was darn good too. Message is, enjoy what you eat, it can be unhealthy at times, so what. Balance and exercise is the key. Diet schimiet.