What is a picture worth?

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I took to Instagram a few weeks ago as a way to share what I’ve been eating on my food plan and to get ideas and inspiration.  I found that AND I also learned an important lesson.

There are a lot of people getting introduced to Bright Line Eating (www.brightlineeating.com) and there are more and more users on IG everyday sharing beautifully composed photos of tasty looking food.  Check out #brightlineeating and #brightlinebites if you are curious.  Some of the pictures look too good to eat.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

So it was that I found myself on my lunch break at work strategizing how was going to make my lunch look gorgeous.  Here’s what I was having: a can of tuna, a salad with some Wildtree Garlic Grapeseed Oil already drizzled on top, triscuits, carrots, and a banana.

As I thought through my composition, I considered dumping my salad onto a plate, dumping the tuna on top, and then carefully arranging the other components. My use of the word “dumping” alone in the prior sentence may give you a sense that making a masterpiece was going to take a bit of time.

It dawned on me that my success on this food plan has been due, in part, to the fact that I DON’T have to spend a lot of time on my food.  And so it was that this photo and caption were added to my Instagram feed that day.

I want the pictures I share on this forum to represent my real experience of eating this way.  They won’t always be pretty and the vegetables may overcrowd everything else on my plate.  Almost certainly, many of the plates would be sent back to the kitchen of a 5-star restaurant for sloppy plating and poor attention to detail. That is the what I’m going for.  I leave the gorgeous pictures of food to those with a better eye and the resources to make it happen.

In many cases, the real highlight in my meal will be inconspicuous. I use Wildtree products nearly every single day and, as you’ll hopefully sense as you read my stories,  I attribute much of my ability to stick with this plan to them.  For this specific meal, 1 T of the Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil and a bit of salt made this simple lunch one that I will gladly make again.

If you are looking for gorgeous food photos, I won’t be offended if you skip right over mine. I can share with you the details of what went into the meal instead and perhaps even paint a better picture than the one captured by my camera.  That’s actually an interesting thought but I tend to be wordy already so I’ll leave the one be for now.

My hope in sharing these photos is to document the variety of what I am eating and the versatility of the Wildtree products.  If you are a photographer and live near by, if you ever want to offer up your services to present my food more favorably, I can most definitely take you up on it.

Until then, be well.

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