Anything is okay in moderation, but be aware that some of us have trigger foods we're best avoiding. Something about those foods tend to make us overindulge.
There's nothing wrong with gummy bears; they're just pure sugar. They're no worse than any other candy. If you can enjoy them in moderation, then do so, just track every single one. One is inconsequential, but if you eat one frequently, they add up in sneaky ways!
The fact that you say you can't have just one serving though, tells me that this is not something you can easily control. I suggest this. No more 3 lb bags. There is no circumstance where 3 pounds of ANY candy is a smart buy. ;) If you want some, get ONE small bag, and no more. Don't even buy more than that. Eat that one bag, then brush your teeth. Immediately. Challenge yourself to dole them out! I have a box of thin mints I bought months ago that I jealously guard. No one else in the house is allowed to eat them. I eat three at a time, and I know when they're gone, they're gone till next year. So I treat them as a rare indulgence.
Just like sales, it's not a deal if it's not good for you.
Be careful labeling foods "good" or "bad" - that can backfire! And here's why: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
If that one bag turns into cravings for more, or you find yourself not enjoying it because it's so little, it might be best to stay away from it. Gummy bears won't make you fat (no one, individual food will) but too many isn't good.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 6/9/2013 (21:03)