Here’s a little “What I Don’t Eat Wednesday” of sorts of you. 🙂
We all have a food we can’t control ourselves around. If it’s in your home, you’ll eat it. This is why my #1 tip to people looking to live a healthier lifestyle is to keep the junk out of your house.
Now, this may not keep you from chowing down on french fries while you’re out, but if you’re making healthy choices most of the time, an occasional side of french fries isn’t going to matter much for your waistline or your overall health.
Whether you crave sweet or salty, we all have our weaknesses. These are mine.
1. Goldfish Crackers
That first tingle of salt as it melts on my tongue backed by cheesy goodness is why I can’t have these around. I crave that salty tingle as I place them salty-side down, one-at-a-time in my mouth and keep going back for more. We bought them for a little while when Reece was a toddler, but it’s been a long time since I’ve had them around because I just cannot.stop.eating.
2. Terra Chips
I can eat a whole bag in one sitting. Yes, I’ve done it before. I can make the excuse that they’re made from veggies, so they’re “healthy,” but nothing with that much fat in that large a quantity is healthy.
3. Ice Cream
Now, I do buy ice cream on occasion, but if we have it in the house, I’m eating it every night. I treat myself to a pint of Ben & Jerry’s now and again because that lasts me two nights and then it’s gone. And no, I don’t run back to the store the next day to replenish my supply!
Not just any cookie, homemade ones. This is part of the reason why I don’t bake very often, because if it’s here, I’ll eat it. If we do make cookies, I give as many away as possible to neighbors so that I just have a few to enjoy.
5. Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Who knows what a serving size is on these things, all I know is that I definitely don’t stick to it!
6. Honorable mention goes to Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
I somehow manage to limit myself to a serving size with these, but my husband does not. He tells me not to buy them every time I do, but yet I keep them around anyway because I enjoy them for dessert. These are the perfect short and stout size to deliver just the right ratio of peanut butter to dark chocolate. Once you start buying these, Reese’s PB Cups will never do it for you again.
What are the foods you need to keep out of your house OR what are the ones that you know you should, but still keep them around anyway?
And yes, some of these images are linked to Amazon just in case some of you can actually control yourself around them. 🙂