I think I applied this principal successfully yesterday when Dan brought home two half gallons of ice cream for the family. He brought me a bowl with some of each flavor in it. I tried the first flavor (cherry cheesecake) and thought, as I was digging in to the second bite, "hmm...not so yummy." After the third bite it occurred to me that I was eating millions and millions of calories that weren't even that good. So I stopped eating the less yummy flavor (!) and switched over to the other flavor (Mackinac Island fudge). It was yummy, and I finished it. Then I left my bowl on the counter with most of the first flavor still in it! I just let all that "perfectly good" ice cream melt, and then this morning I washed it down the sink. I am an ice cream bowl licker by nature, and it is unheard of for me to let ice cream "go to waste." But as my friends Lisa and LL pointed out today, eating calories you don't need is even more wasteful than throwing those calories away. Now that's something to think about.