Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I've made a list of the foods that I just can't seem to say no to. My goal is to think of healthier "replacement foods" that offer similar satisfaction without being entirely too irresistible. I haven't figured out substitutions for all of these so please feel free to make suggestions in the comments.
Stuffed pastas (ravioli, tortellini): replace with noodle pastas (papardelle, spaghetini)
White rice: replace with brown rice or no rice.
Thai curries (the sweet, fatty kind with coconut milk and added sugar): replace with sauteed or grilled proteins
Milk chocolate: replace with dark chocolate
Cheese and crackers or cheese and baguette: omit the cracker or bread and only have slices of cheese?
Mimosas: plain champagne (easier to keep track of calories)
Doughs and batters: replace with the finished product/stop baking
Tortilla chips (especially nachos)
Other sweets (tarts, pain au chocolat)
Savory baked goods (cheese rolls, scones)
Wine (especially sweet wines and sparkling): stick with with dry reds
Ice cream: replace with sorbet
These are all the foods that I most frequently overeat. Maybe if I can get a handle on my relationship with each of these foods and implement some clever substitutions, I'll be closer to a sustainable and enjoyable eating plan!