Monday, January 26, 2009
" I Confess - Guilty As Charged!" & I'm totally OK with It!
OK – I have guilty pleasures related to food – and I’m TOTALLY willing to admit it.
My guilty food pleasures are surprisingly simple – for the most part.
Peanut Butter and Jam on a spoon and a big old glass of Low Fat Vanilla Silk Soy
Nutella and Peanut butter on a spoon and a big old glass of Low Fat Vanilla Silk Soy
Nutella on a spoon and a big old glass of Low Fat Vanilla Silk Soy
Dark Chocolate and a big old glass o Low Fat Vanilla Silk Soy
A Cocoa Jones Brownie (Jr Jones individual serving size) and a big old glass of Vanilla Silk Soy
2 Reese’s Peanut butter cups and a big old glass of Vanilla Silk Soy – can you see a running theme here?
Olive & Sun dried Tomato tapenade with goat cheese (or without) on crackers, or on celery stalks
Cheese and Crackers
Pan popped popcorn with Chili powder & Sea Salt.
And every once in a while – Ice Cream, which does not cause nearly the mental or blood sugar stress that a serving of pasta does, at least for me. I don’t crave ice-cream much in the winter though, so as of late, it really hasn’t been an issue.
I test & count carb accordingly and bolus and the fact that I let myself indulge usually means (note the word USUALLY) I won’t go over board on a daily basis.
The fact that I don’t ban these foods entirely means that I don’t always crave them, and don’t feel as guilty when I have them.
For instance: I bought a two Cocoa Jones Brownies at my neighborhood health food store last week.
I tested, and bloused for the first serving of 28 grams of chocolate goodness right away. It was heaven in the form of a chocolate brownie. I kept the other one in my desk for a week before I ate it. I didn’t forget about it, I knew it was there, calling my name and reminding me of its existence on a daily basis. But the fact that I could eat the brownie whenever I wanted made me crave it…LESS. It still tasted as delicious as the first a week later when I finally answered its call to "Eat me.”
I'm not talking about going totally bat- sh*t with your food choices, I'm talking about learning how to handle food related guilty pleasures - incorporating them so they no longer hold the power that "off limit" foods have over us. I can't make it happen for all my guilty food choices - far from it -Just the ones mentioned above.
Pasta or a big bowl of rice and beans can rock my world for days, and not in a good way.
And unless the pizza is a super thin crust, I still got lots of issues!!!!
Don't even get me started on the bread basket at restaurants -I have no control there!
Are you able to reach "Blood Sugar Nirvana" (achieving text book numbers after, testing, carb counting, and bolusing for tough to figure foods such as pizza, brownies, etc) after indulging in any of YOUR forbidden foods?
What’s your guilty pleasure as far as foods concerned? Have u learned to bolus for it so your not 300 two hours later?
Do you find that by allowing yourself to have the “forbidden fruits” makes them easier to refuse?
What "forbidden fruits" are no longer off limit and which ones are still a riddle to you?
Is this post totally annoying, or only marginally annoying?