Post # 1
What are the foods that cause you to lose control of the diet plan?
How do you manage to stay away from those foods?
For me, I usually try to not have any tempting foods in the house… but last night Pretzel Flips were on sale. I don’t know what they put in those things (crack?), but I go to have one or two and suddenly I’ve eaten 10 or more. I must not ever buy them whether they are on sale or not!
Do you have a food like that? Hopefully, you can make me feel better, because I’m not feeling so good about the way I mowed them last night!
Post # 4
Anything "buffalo"…..buffalo wings, buffalo tenders, buffalo quesadillas, buffalo pizza…you get the idea 🙂
Post # 5
Any food, really. I just love to eat. 🙁
Post # 6
@Latte- I just know that Ice cream and I cannot be in the same household. Luckily, my house is very cold and so it is less attractive.
@happily- I think buffalo wings might be my favorite food!
Post # 7
ahh, I just googled Pretzel Flips to see what they are! My downfall is definitely finger food – fried, salty, stuff. I try not to be too starving when going out to eat and I might order something I’ll regret later, but if we get stuff for a group or I am at a function with passed foods, I am powerless against the yumminess of it all.
And I LOVE buffalo chicken fingers. Too delish.
Post # 8
I bought "Snack size" snickers because I thought having a little one was better than having a big one. But then I’ll eat two. Or three.
I should just not buy them
I’m also a huge sucker for tortilla chips and salsa. They don’t even sell tortilla chips in Colombia (seriously) but I found a bag at the commissary and well…my diet is in shambles!!
I try to counter office food (which some very nice people send on a regular basis) with a bag full of fresh veggies I can snack on. I always bring a bag of carrots, string cheese, snap peas, cabbage slices, etc. with me so that if I want to mindlessly snack I don’t feel guilty about it!!
I didn’t see SODA listed??? I always drink water before a soda, so if I buy a can of soda, I have to drink 12oz of water before I can open and drink it. I’m usually full by then, so I don’t end up drinking the soda. And I always buy a Coke Zero, no regular soda for me!
Post # 9
@Mighty Sapphire- those are great tips. I don’t know why, but I always forget how much I love snap peas. I’m going to add them to my carrots for variety.
I guess I left soda off because it’s not my thing at all, so I didn’t think of it… but I know it can be a really big deal for some people. I don’t think I can go back and edit the poll.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall
Candy of any kind, movie theatre popcorn (lots of butter), and ice cream. But I also just eat way too much when we go out, in general. I always go in to a restaurant thinking "salad" but end up ordering a burger or chicken wings or something. And I always become a member of the ‘clean plate club’, even if i’m stuffed (the man is helping me with this, he reminds me to quit eating when i’m no longer hungry).
My Wii Fit even crabbed at me yesterday about gaining weight, making me choose the reason i thought I’d gained (snacking – but technically IT made the error – I was 153 one day, 146 the next, and 149 the next (I think the 146 was a fluke)). Then it lectured me about snacking. It’s so mean to me.
Post # 11
@Marquise- I had that problem at restaurants too. I do a ridiculous thing now, and cut whatever I’m eating in half and then ask for a box for the half I’m not going to eat at the beginning of the meal. I can always add to the box, but it’s amazing how we can unconsciously clean the plate without even thinking about it!
Post # 12
chips and salsa! I usually buy the baked tortilla chips and then the salsa isn’t too bad.
Post # 13
@Marquisemiss: Oh, your comment made me need a Wii fit so bad! I can’t imagine how motivating it would be to have a video game crack at my lack of weight loss!
Post # 14
Salty Salty Saaaalty!
You could put a huge moist chocolate cake in front of me and I’d walk on by … open a bag of chips or a box of cheeze-its and it’s gone in an hour!
I just don’t keep it in the house. I just can’t say NO! So I just avoid avoid avoid. It doesn’t always work, but I try!
Post # 15
My downfall is chocolate and carbs. I am really bad about eating healthy. I literally crave carsb. It is really bad. 🙁
Post # 16
Three words. Double. Stuff. Oreos.