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??