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2,953 12/16/12 7:32 A
Funny but I think people are either salt oriented or sweet oriented. For me I don't like chips etc but put a piece of really dark mint chocolate and it is gone.....same with Ice Cream
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2,489 12/16/12 7:15 A
I guess I'm lucky in the sense I've never been a big fan of chips and can't stand pop. My weakness has always been chocolate. I just find little ways to sneak some dark chocolate/semisweet chocolate or unsweetened cocoa into a meal every now and then.
It's strange because I've heard a lot of people on here say if you don't eat it, you won't crave it. I find the opposite is true. When I allow myself a little of it here and there, I don't overindulge. If I completely cut it out of my diet, the moment I get my hands on it I am completely weak and binge.
I am a Lay's Potato Chip addict as well....which is why we just don't buy them! Kale chips are a great substitute for me...somedays. They have that loud crunch and crispness I like. When I do cave in and buy Lay's it is always a small snack sized. Just enough to satisfy the craving!
Sigh! I caved in a few nights ago and got a huge bag of Lay's Salt & Vinegar Potato chips. It's sitting in the larder right now. My Mom paid for it, so she says she will share it with me. Sigh! Once it's opened she will keep eating until they whole bag is gone! I will be tempted to eat it with her too!............
I've been really bad these couple of weeks, been to McD's a few times. I swear, my tummy problem is getting worse too!
Ok, after this bag of Lay's is gone. I will try to be good. But those Christmas parties don't make it any easier for me.........
I just can't buy potato chips because I *will* eat the entire bag in one sitting, regardless of its size!!!
Fitness Minutes: (439)
3,641 12/6/12 3:20 P
I consider myself a potato chip connoisseur. Kettle Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper chips are amazing. Years ago they had samples at my Krogers and one taste and I was a goner. They say crack dealers also give the first hit free. Now Kettle Salt & Pepper is only available in crinkle cut; I liked the plain chips better but the crinkle cut are still amazing. Another incredibly good chip is Boulder Canyon Malt Vinegar and Sea Salt Kettle chips. Lay's Cheddar & Sour Cream are also quite addictive as are Zapp's Jalapeno. . I like plain chips as well. When it comes to plain chips Lay's Classic are very good but Charle's Chips are the best. Charles Chips are fresher tasting, lighter, and more flavorful than Lay's. I haven't seen Charles Chips in a store in years. I know you can order them on-line but I wish someplace convenient carried them. I limit myself to one serving of chips with a meal. It is mighty tough not to eat the whole bag in one sitting but my only other option would be not to eat them at all.
My husband sat and ate a big bag next to me last night and I had to keep telling myself: 'Too much salt, too much fat, too many calories - and remember the heartburn!' Lucky for me, though, I prefer nuts to crisps/chips - usually in the same aisle at the shop so while he salivates (and buys) the crisps, I salivate over the nuts but they are so expensive that I generally don't buy any.
Fitness Minutes: (68,454)
6,383 11/30/12 9:21 A
chips are my absolute downfall, and I love the Lay's baked variety (not too fond of the special flavours). I try to keep chips out of the house, but DH loves them, so he "hides" them so that I don't eat the whole bag.
How funny...the Lays got to me yesterday. I had my healthy lunch all laid out -- leftover turkey on whole wheat, raw veggies on the side. Then my boyfriend's bag of Lays started calling my name. Why did I listen!?! At least I put my "serving" (more like two or three servings) on my plate and closed the bag up tight. But still, I had not planned on eating them. Oh well. Everyday is about choices.
Fitness Minutes: (167,834)
3,939 11/30/12 7:38 A
I love the Light Lays which are only 70 cal per serving
How many of you, when you wander into the snack aisle, your eyes begin to glaze over at the sheer variety of chips in those aisles?
Sometimes, I stop myself from going there just to keep away from temptation!
Fitness Minutes: (727)
203 11/29/12 10:21 A
Just to clarify, on the 'cheat night' I do not eat that meal.. I usually have myself something else... for example, If I am making fried chicken, I will pop a chicken breast in the oven for me with some herbs and spices rubbed on it... and pair it with a salad and whatever steamed veggie is chosen for the night...
Fitness Minutes: (727)
203 11/29/12 10:19 A
I understand your frustration! I have 3 kids and a husband... even though they eat my healthy prepared dinners, we have 1 'cheat night' a week where I cook them a southern comfort meal... (chicken fried steak... porkchops and potatos... fried chicken.. ect). because my husband is 6ft 4in and weighs 200 lbs... and my kids are all little and active and he is not on the 'getting healthy' bandwagon.... I also have an array snacks... cookies and chips avaliable too. The funny thing is... he is pretty much the only one that eats the junk food. During the day the kids choose apples... bananas.. grapes... (they LOVE dipping carrots in hummus...). They also love to eat salads too! They see what I eat for breakfast and lunch so that is what they want... I use them to keep myself motivated and convinced NOT to touch the junk food. I want to set a good example for my kids and show them healthy snacking and eating habits! He can eat his junk food now, but I bet in another 5 years when his metabolism slows down, he will be getting on the healthy bandwagon finally!!!
Especially the Salt and Vinegar! Mmmmmm! MMMMMMmmmm!
I had a hard time talking myself out of buying a jumbo bag of it the other day, it's ok as an occasional treat. But my last potato chip treat was not too long ago. So maybe next year, like January.......
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