I compare myself to a cow on a fairly regular basis. Pumping three times a day, five times a week makes me feel rather like a dairy cow. The way I'm really like a cow, though, is with my separate stomachs. I don't have four stomachs, though, only two.
Yes, two. You should mark today down as the best day of your life, because I'm going to introduce you to the existence of the dessert stomach. You may already be aware of it, if you are so smart like me. Or this post may change your life AS YOU KNOW IT.
What is the dessert stomach? The dessert stomach is the most beautiful part of your anatomy, I promise. The dessert stomach enables you to stuff yourself so full of dinner food that you can't imagine eating another bite. OF DINNER FOOD. Follow?
So, you eat a steak dinner. I don't really eat much steak, but I'm using that as an example because many people eat steak. So, you eat your steak and your potatoes (if you're smart, they're of the fried version). If you're really gross like my husband, I guess you'll have mushrooms on top (SORRY MUSHROOM LOVERS, YOU'RE JUST NOT NORMAL). You eat your steak and drink a glass or two of wine, and then you think to yourself that you just can't eat another bite. Of steak. If someone put another steak in front of you, you would have a heart attack and explode all over the table.
And yet, when the waiter comes around with dessert options, you find yourself thinking, "Hmm. Maybe a creme brulee would be nice. Or, ooh, that cheesecake looks divine," and then suddenly, you find yourself devouring dessert. Still full from dinner, but able to fit in dessert. You might be reading this and shaking your head and thinking that you can't possibly eat like that, but YOU CAN. Next time you go out to eat, I want you to eat like I'm sitting next to you. Pretend that you HAVE to order dessert, otherwise I'll disown you (and, friends, this isn't too far from the truth. I take dessert seriously), and I can promise that you'll find that your dessert stomach really, truly does exist.
You might find yourself eating this:
Only to finish and think to yourself, "Hey, I could TOTALLY eat this!":
And then you'll think to yourself, "Man, Erin is SO SMART. I should totally send her a thank you card because she has CHANGED MY LIFE."
Bonus points to anyone who can name the song reference in my title. Extra bonus points to anyone who goes out right now and tests out their dessert stomach.