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Let’s Talk About Trigger Foods

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There are 4 things in my pantry right now I can’t seem to get enough of: Sun Chips, pretzels, graham crackers, and Doritos. Normally I can easily turn down the husband’s junk (the cookies, the cupcakes, the chips) but those 4 things? They continuously call me from the pantry.

CONTINUOUSLY.

Please tell me I’m not alone. Please tell me there are there foods you have a hard time keeping in the house. I’m hoping it helps me feel less like a loser.



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There are 101 comments so far.

    Lisa

    October 4, 2011

    I’m definitely that way. I HATE when the bf buys M&M’s from Costco. They call to me so loudly and I end up grabbing bites all the time. It makes me crazy.

    Mary

    October 4, 2011

    Even at my strongest, even when I am feeling most powerful and accomplished, I am no match for a jar of peanut butter. I hope to someday be able to keep it in the house, but until then, it is easier to abstain completely. Tortillas, too. I tried them as a lower-calorie bread alternative, and something about them makes me unable to stop. So instead of sandwiches, I put whatever I would put on my sandwich on top of a salad. It’s tough, but it’s what I need to do for now.

    shandy (@webgals)

    October 4, 2011

    Oh yeah…Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate covered pretzels are hard. And right now…a birthday treat for myself, pumpkin muffins (store bought, so they are NOT healthy).

    Ana

    October 4, 2011

    Pepperidge Farm Shortbread cookies. I always end up eating entirely too many, and my stomach feels icky afterwards.

    The worst part is that now, whenever I open a new package and smell them, my stomach does a little flip because it knows what’s coming, and my brain goes- gimme! Talk about issues…

    jennifer p

    October 4, 2011

    are you serious.of course you are not alone.i’m with you on the doritos thing.cant buy them anymore.i have a long list.entemanns chocolate chip cookies,goldfish crackers.i dont eat beef or cows milk or cheese.i loved the cracker barrel extra sharp cheddar cheese.i dream about it.i could eat the whole block in a couple of sittings.i would love to eat a steak.chocolate milk,at least i can have other kinds of chocolate milk.i feel your pain.i’m glad to know i’m not the only crazy one.when i thought that the entenmanns cookies were calling me from the kitchen.
    we are not crazy.we just have some food issues.you are a rock star.nobody’s perfect.

    Tess

    October 4, 2011

    So glad you brought this up because seriously some foods are too dangerous for me to keep around. As a single person it makes me wonder how one day if I married to someone who absolutely enjoys my trigger foods in moderation how I will be able to handle it. As it stands I just don’t keep these foods around. One biggie: tortilla chips and any kind of dip…yikes! The other: red velvet cake, I don’t know why just this flavor in particular.

    Camille

    October 4, 2011

    ABSOLUTELY! “Popcorn Indiana Kettle Popcorn”

    Maaaaaaaannnnnnn. I can eat almost an entire bag of that stuff in ONE sitting! And i’m talking a BIG bag! RIDICULOUSLY addictive!

    Also Doritos and Cheetos, but those I can avoid a little bit… but that Popcorn. impossible.

    Karen

    October 4, 2011

    Oh, yeah… I have trigger foods. If you decide not to eat the trigger foods at all, and stick to that plan, then the power fades from that food. It just a dorito, and it’s just not on my food plan. It’s the end of it. The plan keeps it simple. Good luck. The plan puts the power on your side rather than letting the doritos power over.

    Jacqui

    October 4, 2011

    I wouldn’t even know where to begin…. peanut butter. I buy crunchy because it’s just slightly less tempting than creamy and I do mean slightly. *sigh* Also cheese. I could just eat cheese until it comes out my ears….. talk about a calorie and fat-packed food. Any kind of chocolate. If it’s salty, crunchy, creamy, sweet, cold, warm….. *even bigger sigh*.

    kat

    October 4, 2011

    …..M & Ms….
    they are dangerous in my house….

    Amanda

    October 5, 2011

    Pretzels, specifically the honey pretzel braids. Ugh! Or these single serving packages of vanilla mini sandwich cookies I buy for special after school snacks. There are more, but I’m gonna keeps those to myself because right now I look like a processed food junkie.

    You are NOT a loser!

    Brittany

    October 5, 2011

    Nutella!!!! That stuff is straight up chocolate crack!

    dailymischief

    October 5, 2011

    @Brittany… you are soooo right, Nutella – I can’t leave it in my sight! I will put it on everything. That, and chocolate covered carmel with grey sea salt…damn, its just so good

    Brittany

    October 5, 2011

    It goes way too quickly if i keep it at home! I’ll even eat it just right out of the jar :)

    RunEatRepeat

    October 5, 2011

    I totally have trigger foods. I will never cut them out completely, but sometimes I take a break from keeping them at the house.

    Andrea

    October 5, 2011

    PEANUT BUTTER. or birthday cake….along with anything else sweet. No worries, you are definitely not alone!

    A Little Coffee

    October 5, 2011

    Oh goodness. I banned Doritos from my house years ago, especially the cheese flavoured ones. I will let myself have them at parties only. That works less well now that I am not 20 and my friends no longer think that putting out a bowl of packaged chips is a sufficient party snack!!

    Otherwise, I’m in trouble if I have ice cream in the freezer, leftover pizza in the fridge, or any type of sweet pastry/carb confection (cupcakes? danishes? cookies? You name it). I have a terrible sweet tooth and normally I can resist Nutella but in a pinch even that will call to me if there’s nothing else in the cupboards.

    Robyn

    October 5, 2011

    oh you’re definitely right about those trigger foods! I can’t even go near the cookie/chips/cracker aisle at the grocery store anymore… walked passed some halloween oreos the other day and almost caved and bought them. They’d be gone by now guaranteed had they entered the house!

    elizabeth

    October 5, 2011

    Stacy’s Pita chips and hummus, donuts, ice cream, chips, etc, etc…just learned not to buy.

    Jill

    October 5, 2011

    Peanut Butter, cereal (any kind) saltine crackers. You are not alone- I feel like a loser when I have to tell my daughter there is no cereal in the house or PB. That is the worst feeling for me!

    palma

    October 5, 2011

    You are so not alone… I had to make the decision a few months ago to ban any kind of chip (crisp) from the house. The only exception is when we have taco salad and my husband will weigh out a single portion for me for both lunch and supper and then eat the rest of the bag himself… The husband can eat anything (and does) so I try to keep his treats to things that he like and I would not choose to eat.

    Can I say salt is a trigger food? :) Really though, I noticed that I will go crazy on salted nuts vs. unsalted ones, and salt always makes me reach for more.

    And I LOVE Sun Chips but they aren’t available here in Italy so I’m “safe” along with pretzels, kettle corn, and tortilla chips – most of the stuff mentioned in this thread! Since it’s harder to get it in-house, I rarely have them.

    My older trigger foods were anything gummy (have since become disgusted at the pure sugar + corn syrup + gelatin aspect) and caramel I still have a weakness for.

    Lori

    October 5, 2011

    tortilla chips are a big downfall for me. Just seem to get enough of them.

    DJ

    October 5, 2011

    You are NOT alone! So interesting how many of us have a problem with peanut butter. Ice cream and nuts are so addictive, I am afraid to even have a little because at least 90% of the time I’ll just keep going back until I’ve polished off the whole container. It’s really a frightening sensation to feel out of control.

    Rhodeygirl

    October 5, 2011

    Cereal. The only time I could keep it in the house was when I was pregnant and it didn’t have the same appeal.

    Kalee

    October 5, 2011

    Doritos, cookies of any sort, Halloween candy (even if I don’t care for it, those fun size packages just call to me).

    Melanie

    October 5, 2011

    You are definitely not alone (as you can tell from the many posts!) I can’t really keep anything in the house that contained refined sugar.

    amanda @ fake ginger

    October 5, 2011

    I can’t buy granola bars. I will literally eat the entire box in an hour.

    Susan

    October 5, 2011

    Too funny. I’ve been reading your blog for years now, plus I read the whole archive when I first got started. From day 1, I’ve always thought you were the complete opposite of a loser on this front. It impresses the hell out of me that you can have any of your husband’s junk food in the house and steer clear of it! Personally, I can’t have chips, cheese, or chocolate in the house. I call them the 3 C’s. They are completely verboten around here.

    Michelle

    October 5, 2011

    I have a few:) I won’t list them all but I have to say that the little Oh Henry bars that come out for Halloween are on the top of the list……ugh….if they are in the house that is all I can think about….lock the pantry door roni….roast some veggies and pick at them:)

    Susan

    October 5, 2011

    Also – I actually have such a hard time with those foods (and a few others, now that I think about it) that I get my fiance to hide them from me when we have them in the house. I suspect I’ll just always be this way.

    Ericka

    October 5, 2011

    You are not a looser. You are a normal person. :-) Please do not be so hard on yourself. You’ve come a long way.
    What I do to not have all this yummy stuff in the house.. is to limit what I buy.. Once a week when we go shopping I only allow my kids to get either ice cream, or cookies..or a big pack of ships… whatever they want but only 1 treat!.. Like that they are not munching on junk week and its not there calling me 

    Jenn

    October 5, 2011

    Parmesan Goldfish. I can survive a day or two if they’re hidden in the cabinet but once I open the bag, I will consume the entire bag.

    Kara

    October 5, 2011

    Graham crackers are a SERIOUS weakness for me too, along with grapes and other easy to grab fresh fruit.

    Erin

    October 5, 2011

    For me it is peanut butter & jelly…I’ll make one on a sandwich thin and it will taste so good that I feel the need for another (and another…) Certain cereals are back for me too…I know I can’t be satisfied by the normal serving so I just don’t buy them.

    Kate

    October 5, 2011

    Chips. Almost any kind. I just can’t eat one. And easy to nibble candy – the most recent, candy corn/pumpkins. Usually we don’t keep them around, but if we have some leftover from a party or what have you, watch out!

    sabrina

    October 5, 2011

    peanut butter m&m’s are arch nemesis

    Cat B

    October 5, 2011

    Roni, You could not be less of a loser. I have more trigger foods than I can shake a stick at, but it ultimately boils down to two things: sugar, and salt. Bahahahaha!!

    Karen@WaistingTime

    October 5, 2011

    Unfortunately, I have a very long list of trigger foods. I try not to have any in the house. The list includes bread, cereal and crackers. I am going on a road trip in a few days and will be packing sandwiches to eat while I drive and I made a conscious decision to NOT buy the bread until the last minute. Yes, I am that far over the edge with it!

    Carrie

    October 5, 2011

    Oh the list is long…but right now the biggies are ice cream and then oreos. I can have any other kind of cookie in the house and I won’t touch it. Oreos though – look out.

    MMalloy

    October 5, 2011

    Oreos!!! Its the DHs favorite snack for low blood sugars but its the one food I can’t stop dipping into. Chips are another trigger for me…I could eat them all day and still be looking for more food.

    Shannon

    October 5, 2011

    You are so NOT a loser!! Mine triggers are cereal and nut butters. I can’t get enough of them. It’s horrible really. :-/

    Amy

    October 5, 2011

    Two of yours are two of mine, graham crackers and Sun Chips. I had a snacking fest last night. But I hate to think that I don’t have enough self control to keep things in the house, that drives me bonkers. I have a young son (9 months) and want to be able to have his goodies in the house when he is older without fear of me eating it all the time. Not sure how to get over this hump and find my groove. We can do it!

    Kate

    October 5, 2011

    My worst is cream cheese. I can’t have it in the refrigerator, or I will eat it straight out of the tub.

    Laura

    October 5, 2011

    Potato chips are the worse for me. I can eat reduced fat ones – but I don’t want to stop at one serving-lol!! I try not to buy them at all! Someone at work keeps minature Reese’s peanut butter cups on their desk…they are always calling to me!! One of my favorite healthy snacks to curb the sweet tooth is your recipe for pumpkin yogurt – makes a great dip for apples!!

    Tina

    October 5, 2011

    Of course you are not alone Roni. What I have learned is that it’s not actually the food itself that you can’t keep around. There are going to be foods you like more than others yes, but what is really driving you to eat those foods is either that one- you are telling yourself that you CAN’T have them, or two – that you have something that is bothering you but you probably don’t know what it is just yet. I hope this helps. I notice that when I’m not bothered by anything that I could have a cabinet filled with snacks that I love and no desire to touch them.

    I totally have this problem! Especially with any type of baked good, I can not leave it alone till it’s gone!Therefore I dont keep them in the house often :-/

    Lisa

    October 5, 2011

    Anything open. Seriously. Once its open, its fair game. If I can leave it sealed for 3-4 days then it is usually safe. I like to have stuff in the house just in case (bad days call for snacking). But if the hubby opens it, suddenly it doesn’t matter if I need it. I just want it.

    Cindy

    October 5, 2011

    Chips… and anything salty in a box. You are not alone!!! My solution has always been to just not keep them in the house – and since I live alone that works for me. Buying single serve bags has helped me in the past because I feel like a little piggy if I have a pile of bag wrappers clearly illustrating my inability to stop snacking!

    HD

    October 5, 2011

    Chips, ohhhhh my chips, of any kind, I just cant have them in the house, they don’t stand a chance.

    Agnes

    October 5, 2011

    Oh Roni! Sometimes I feel like all food is a trigger for me! Seriously it’s very difficult. When I was single and successful at losing weight I swear it was because all I had in the house was cat food and water! Now I’m constantly fighting urges staring at my daughter’s string cheese (cheese is a huge problem for me). I mean, really! I want to have a normal life and not one of those “we don’t have any snacks in the house because Mom is on a diet”. UGH! You are definietly not alone!!!!

    vikkyd

    October 5, 2011

    I’m like karen@wastingtime about bread. Sandwiches is such an easy meal for me to prepare for lunch. But if I start with that, then there are the chips to go with the sandwiches and the rest of the day is downhill from there!

    JaNelle

    October 5, 2011

    Heck yeah I have trigger foods. Those 100websites calorie cookie packs rarely make it two days in m house. So I stopped buying them.

    Pia

    October 5, 2011

    nutella and homemade bread!!! sure I could just stop baking the bread but I cant!!

    Lisa (sunnystl)

    October 5, 2011

    The husband here….. eats terribly… nothing healthy reaches his lips.
    So with that being said… there are tons of things in my house calling my name all the time.. Donuts,cookies,icecream,doritos… I could go on.
    My biggest is chips.. those Doritos call my name allll the time. But I have gotten better with time of walking away from them I wish I could just chuck it all! and I have to keep the kids off all that crap all the time…so much now they have to ask first before getting a snack..it was getting realy bad about them grabbing all junk when I had bought fresh fruit and yogurt…very very frustrating battle I have all the time.

    Hot Coco @ Flab to Fab

    October 5, 2011

    Ritz crackers and Oreos are my Trigger foods. I cannot have them in the house, or I will mindlessly eat them until they’re gone. Thankfully, I’m the only one doing the grocery shopping, so **I have the ultimate power.** ;-)

    Rhiannon

    October 5, 2011

    Marshmellows!!! Such a trigger

    Banana

    October 5, 2011

    First, I would like to say THANK YOU to “Karen { 10.04.11 at 11:30 pm }”. I absolutely loved your comment!!

    Also, Roni – as you see, we all have those little weaknesses. It’s okay, remember this is your life …. not a diet plan with an end date. On that note, I have a confession to make ….. my trigger foods are grapes and home made granola (please don’t laugh… I know it could be worst, but im dead serious – it’s a PROBLEM!).
    Funny thing is, I have no problem allowing myself to eat these things, but once i stop …… mountains can move and I won’t notice :(.
    Last night, the granola monster came out to play…. but today is a new day.

    Erica

    October 5, 2011

    ice cream, peanuts, and poppyseed dressing. My problem is once I remove these foods, new foods become irresistable.

    Patty at A Day in My NYC

    October 5, 2011

    Somedays I feel what’s “not” a trigger food. Usually it is also chips (any kind I don’t discriminate) if I buy a bag I have to finish it. Working being able to have a big bag in the house and not finish it!

    Jessica

    October 5, 2011

    I’m right there with you. Buttercream frosting, brownies, tortilla chips – those are a few of my weaknesses.

    Alison

    October 5, 2011

    Of couse you are not alone. Just quit buying them silly. We don’t buy many things like chips, full fat cheese, chocolate, Sobe’s…. I noticed you have chocolate covered almonds, that you used in a smoothie, if that were in my house it would be empty….Can’t buy that either. I have the same problem as you do, munching at night, thank goodness for popcorn. I am lucky to have a husband that loves vegetables, doesn’t eat junk food and follows the plan with me.

    Sam

    October 5, 2011

    Mine is Oreos – those damn cookies are so good and so easy to eat half a package without even realizing it! I swear, I have to avoid them – unfortunately the husband and my boys love them so they end up in the house often …

    Tiffany

    October 5, 2011

    I am a total carb addict and have a hard time with anything with sugar from ice cream to cookies as well as bread, chips, pasta, and pretzels. This is why I do a variation of a low carb diet becuase I need to get rid of my carb addiction.

    Tamara

    October 5, 2011

    I got the salty gene from my mom and a sweet tooth from my dad so I have far too many trigger foods to count. Cupcakes and cookies (have to be soft and chewy), gummy candy and really any kind of cake are bad news. Also kettle chips and cashews. If we’re going to have chips, I try to buy only baked so at least the damage is minimal if we overindulge. The worst is when friends come over to hang out, bring snacks and leave them behind.

    Jeri Lyn

    October 5, 2011

    Feel better yet?????????????? LOL!!!
    Mine are probably too many to mention, pretty much anything sweet or filled with empty carbs!!
    You are not alone!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jeri Lyn

    Cassie

    October 5, 2011

    Oh my goodness!! Blue cheese salad dressing! My son and husband eat so much of it that I buy it from Costco–that’s *2* HUGE jars sitting in my fridge…staring at me! And it doesn’t even matter if I don’t have anything to dip in it..I actually prefer to just stick my finger in the jar! My solution..it’s in the garage fridge. And ALL of the fast food (mmm..salty carbs!!) places that I drive by everyday! Oh no Roni…you are NOT alone!!!

    Amber

    October 5, 2011

    Sigh…chocolate. Anything chocolate.

    Emily

    October 5, 2011

    Nutella. My Mom bought two jars from Costco I think. I ate one in a week. Ridiculous!

    Mander

    October 5, 2011

    Cheez-Its and goldfish crackers. Kid favorites, but I absolutely *cannot* have either in the house or else I will devour the whole box by myself!

    Georgia

    October 5, 2011

    ANYthing chocolate and ANYthing cheesy.

    Mandi

    October 5, 2011

    M&M’s….regular or pretzel! Can NOT have them in the house! Goldfish…any flavor, but the regular cheddar, the vanilla cupcake, and the chocolate chip are the WORST!
    Both of these items are deadly! I could consume as much of either of these things as you want to put in front of me! It is NOT pretty! LOL
    And…no, Roni, you are most definitely NOT alone! :)

    Roz@weightingfor50

    October 5, 2011

    Hi Roni, OMG you are SOOOO not alone. (and you are SO NOT a loser!!!!) For me, it is chunks of parmesan cheese (I love it), Trader Joe’s peanut butter filled pretzels, and rosemary/olive triscuits. If any of those are in the house, they’re gone in no time flat!

    wendy

    October 5, 2011

    for me it’s tortilla chips and salsa. Can’t stop eating them. Something about the crunch and salt

    RG

    October 5, 2011

    Absolutely, for me it’s salt and vinegar chips. Kessler says they are engineered to be addictive, but I think for me it’s just habit. I have inhaled huge quantities of other stuff – when you live with someone who bakes homemade bread, every now and then you will polish off more than you should. Basically, if there is anything that I will eat out of the container (ice cream, chips, peanut butter, leftovers) then I know that serving size = 1 container. Of course, the women who are responding know, it’s worst at that 2 week midpoint (I was stunned when someone showed me the graph of hormonal fluctuations and it was a real, biological thing. If only I knew exactly when it would happen so I could plan a binge of yummy foods instead of inhaling whatever happens to be nearby.)

    Tami@nutmegnotebook

    October 5, 2011

    Pretty much anything with sugar in it on an empty stomach is a problem for me!

    jessey

    October 5, 2011

    Oh yeah, I completely have trigger foods that I can’t have in the house:

    Coffee or chocolate ice cream – leave vanilla, or anything else that has chunks of stuff in it, and I can have it there for months. Pint of pure coffee or chocolate ice cream would be gone in 20 minutes.

    Doritoes – not as much as they used to be. They were my first “junk food” – the type of food my mother would never buy, so I never learned to eat them in moderation, so starting in 5th grade I would buy the big bag (because the little bags weren’t available) and hide them in my room and eat them in secret.

    Homemade chocolate chip cookies

    M&Ms

    Tina

    October 5, 2011

    78 comments, you are definately not alone!!! For me it’s: PEANUT BUTTER. CHOCOLATE. CHEESE. I can go on and on.

    Barbara

    October 5, 2011

    Blue cheese dressing. I could drink it.

    Jill

    October 5, 2011

    tortilla chips, M&Ms, homemade baked goods……..I have found myself flushing all of the above. Now I get a plate or a bowl and I give myself 2 portions (1 is never enough so I no longer fool myself) and I sit down and I enjoy it. There are days though that I want the whole bag/pan of whatever and then I have to get it out of the house.

    jennifer p

    October 5, 2011

    i forgot about nutella.just give me a spoon .i could eat the whole jar.

    Paula

    October 5, 2011

    You are not alone. Crackers & pretzels are my downfall. Open the box and it is game over! My all or nothing personality means they can not come in the house!

    Tracy aka Tiny Tank

    October 5, 2011

    If I have a high crab meal like pasta it can trigger a roll of carb cravings. So I try to keep carbs low in general. Pizza is a big trigger for me.

    Leighann

    October 5, 2011

    Let’s see… cake with icing, donuts (or any pastry for that matter), homemade cookies, Nutella, peanut butter (better with this since I started buying natural), and ANY can of frosting I may happen to have.

    alison

    October 5, 2011

    Chips are my biggest weakness. A bag will last on average 2 days. It is best I do not buy them at all. If I go to the supermarket hungry, chips will be in my cart. I try to exercise control and eat a full meal first before diving into the chips. Somehow, I still always over eat them!

    Brandy

    October 5, 2011

    Where do I start? Ice cream, pizza, cookies, anything bite-sized and in a large package….We ALL deal with our own food triggers. I think the one thing that keeps me from eating myself sick of these things is keeping busy. What’s bad is that even if I don’t keep them in the house, I can drive to the store and get them. If I’m busy, no time to deal with it!

    Mehgann

    October 5, 2011

    Anything vaguely cookie shaped. Veggie monster my butt…

    Liz

    October 5, 2011

    Sadly, you aren’t alone. You’ve read Michael Pollan right? Those pesky chemical combos are why you feel you have no control over those foods.

    Christy

    October 5, 2011

    Pasta… any pasta… I just can NOT stop myself once I sit down to eat some.

    s

    October 5, 2011

    i do not keep candy in my apartment, period. if i do, it’s in small portions, like 5 servings max. also i buy groceries (usually) so that if i want to eat something, i’ll have to assemble it. same with dessert type foods. i also don’t keep sugar in my pantry. (though i have honey) crazy, i know, but excess sugar is a major trigger food for me (and soaks up the points i use to eat more wholesome, filling food)s.

    s

    October 5, 2011

    oh and frozen pizza. i have to be really careful with those, haha, so they are an occasional treat.

    s

    October 5, 2011

    and i went 3 years without pb in the pantry because i had no control around it. man, i could go on … :)

    Kim

    October 5, 2011

    Salt-aholics – UNITE! Cheetos and Chips are my kryptonite… along with GARLIC BREAD!!! Oh lordy… I could eat that until I pass out!

    Sugar – not so much the evil one… but Salt – ooooohhhhh man…

    LisaM

    October 5, 2011

    I am laughing through the lingering taste of graham crackers in my mouth. Busted!! (I promise, last night I forced myself to drink hot tea, but tonight… I succombed.)

    Jenn (GH)

    October 6, 2011

    You are NOT alone. That is exactly why I don’t bring that stuff into my house. When I do??? Trouble!!! ;-)

    Yeh, you’re definitely not alone. Doritos are my weekness – I now just bring fruit, nuts and snack on fresh greens like celery, bell peppers.

    Leah

    October 6, 2011

    wheat thins are my kryptonite.

    Dawn

    October 6, 2011

    I’m in the mind that no one in my house needs some foods so I just boycott them. I figure if hubby or if hubby wants to buy something for the kids they have it elsewhere or bring it in 1 serving sizes so there can only be a chip or two for me. Sometimes it’s just tough when food calls you. I think the thing in my house that is there that calls me far to often is peanut butter.

    Barbara

    October 6, 2011

    I know with me sometimes I crave salt because I have to limit it . So there are times that I go crazy.
    I am also a sweet eater and that is really bad but I am doing the best I can.

    Sandra

    October 7, 2011

    You’re not alone! Problem at my house these days is that I can’t seem to keep ANYTHING in the house! I’ll binge on whatever’s there! :( I am getting back in the saddle though this week with a little help from a friend. We’re going to lose these pounds together! Hang in there!

    sixtyfive

    December 4, 2011

    I believe the reason that “low carb” works to the extent that it does is that it forces you to completely eliminate the refined stuff (white sugar and flour) and, by doing so, “magically” reduce calories. My solution would be to just not buy that stuff, but easy for me to say – I’m twice your age and live alone. Very different life and cooking style!