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It's not that I *can't* eat corn.....

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ok, it's time to suck it up and go back to what actually works.

Evening snacks are the time of day when I top up my protein for the day, make sure I get the last of the carbs, and somehow stay clear of fats. Before this spring came along, it consisted of berries or fruit, granola cereal or whole grain cookies, and some Greek yogurt. Satisfying, crunchy, and at that time of day, guilt-free.

This spring, when My Guy was looking for a better snack option for his evening snack, homemade popcorn became his go-to snack.

I love popcorn. Lightly buttered, hold the sald, but sprinkle in some flavours, and just hand me the big bowl.

And that's the problem. The BIG bowl. I haven't learned how to only have half a bowl or a smaller one. And the volume of food pleases my food addiction.

That last sentence is the key to the problem I have with corn.

My Guy & I talked about it this morning, and we agree, he needs to change up his evening snack too, and not have popcorn 7 nights a week. He won't eat granola cereal, but he will eat oatmeal. He's also not getting enough grain fibre in his diet, so this would be a much better alternative for half the week.

And if I don't hear popcorn popping, I won't think of how deprived I might feel.

It's not that I can't eat corn, it's that corn sets off a chain of events in my head that leads to Stinkin' Thinkin', which also includes Portion Distortion. It's like I have an intolerance to the food. Corn or canola oil seems to be ok, corn starch in very small amounts, but kernel corn and popcorn are just not helping me with my nutritional goals.

But we're still going to buy a hot air popcorn popper. How twisted is that??

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BETHYSMAMA 9/19/2012 9:35AM

    Love my hot air popper and you can go plain jane with it. No salt, no butter.

Another option is to try and move dinner later and have no snack. We rarely have anything after dinner unless there is a special reason.

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NATE-JANINE 9/18/2012 10:23PM

    Go on enjoy your popcorn, in moderation. You can't deprive yourself completely.

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NANCYSINATRA 9/18/2012 12:02PM

    not twisted at all. You should be able to eat those things you like occasionally. You have been there done that, and can recognize a trigger, so get that hot air popper, and enjoy your popcorn, but like you said, just not 7 nights a week. :)

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