Skinny soy decaf latte with sweetener translates into something like 'I love coffee, but know I shouldn't have caffeine, dairy, fat or sugar... so I'll render it to something of it's former self in an attempt to satisfy my palate whilst playing by the rules'.
Why do we do this?
It's NOTHING like what we love, and yet we're prepared to settle for it.
Why not opt for moderation and have a small amount of what we love with all its deliciousness and naughtiness?
Perhaps it's the moderation part that stumps me... maybe I don't know what moderation is with 'illicit' foods. Perhaps saying I can have a little is like a 'get out of jail free card' and I treat is as an 'all you can eat' allowance because tomorrow I'm going back to being 'good'.
Why oh why oh why do we torture ourselves?
I'm hoping my upcoming sojourn to France will reveal how they manage to balance cheese, patisseries, coffee and wine into their svelte stylish selves.
Until tomorrow, may you enjoy cream with your coffee minus the guilt.