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Veggie Straws are my downfall!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

I just can't seem to not eat them when I'm working! Tried carrots and celery. Tried fruit. Not the same as Veggie Straws. I think it's also partly the salt--I think I have a tendency to sweat out all my electrolytes, and my body will often crave salt.

Veggie Straws are usually not a problem if I have been good with my eating for the day and leave some calories for them when I'm working at night. Or if I work earlier that day and snack on Veggie Straws, and then cut back on my dinner to accommodate.

But tonight I had not left calories and I ate my Veggie Straws anyway. My problem is my portion control. I admit it. I portion out my Veggie Straws to no avail, I just eat several portions anyway.

On the upside, I got a lot of work done, thanks to the Veggie Straws.

I think that I need to better plan for Veggie Straw consumption. Come to think of it, that has worked in the past a few times, where I will eat a smaller portion at dinner because I promise myself some Veggie Straws that night. Or I have a portion of Veggie Straws during the afternoon when I'm not so hungry, when it's easier for me to stop after one portion. (As opposed to nighttime when I turn into a rabid Veggie Straw-devouring monster.)

Okay, that'll be my plan of action. Either Veggie Straws during the afternoon (which I think is my best option since I have more self control then) or more Veggie-Straw-mindful eating at dinner. That seems a bit stupid, but let's see if it works.
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CARRAND 6/4/2010 2:05PM

    I have a dieting friend who eats pickles and/or celery sticks dipped in salsa. Both the pickles and the salsa are salty so it satisfies his cravings.

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CAMYTANG 6/2/2010 5:27PM

    Veggie Straws are salty, light chips. They have less fat than potato chips and I like them because they have a very light texture. I also like them because they're salty!

I've tried other treats that are healthier for me, but in general I am craving something salty, not something sweet, and eating something sweet usually makes the craving worse. :( I did try popcorn a couple weeks ago but ended up eating more than I should of THAT, too! Argh!

I did try not buying Veggie Straws for a few months, but my writing productivity went WAY down without a salty snack. I tried healthier substitutions but couldn't find anything that worked as well. Right now I'm also on deadline, so I ended up buying a bag.

Do any of you have suggestions for low fat salty snacks?

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JENNY888 6/2/2010 12:06PM

    Veggie straws are delicious. I only purchased them once after trying them in the store but the bag did disappear quickly. I haven't bought them since.

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NORDAKOTA 6/2/2010 6:37AM

    I saw a big bag of those on my Sam's Club trip the other day and really had to restrain myself from putting them in the cart -LOL!!

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MARYJOANNA 6/2/2010 5:27AM

  I do not know what veggie straws are, either. Have you tried making sugar-free jello? You can add a diet drink in place of cold water. Also fat-free yogurt is a delicious, creamy treat. Best wishes!

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DHALYIA 6/2/2010 4:58AM

    I don't even know what veggie straws are...but they sound kinda like munchy addictive finger food. Why not just not buy them for a week and replace them with something else? They sound like they could sabotage you without you knowing it...stress eating?

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