Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I am a nut fanatic! From almonds to peanuts to macadamia nuts to cashews to chocolate covered hazelnuts, I adore anything nutty. The problem: while nuts provide healthy fats in moderation, too many nuts equate too much fat and too many calories. It's so difficult not to give into temptation though. When I see a can of almonds, I immediately want to eat the entire can. The same goes with peanut butter; I can eat a quarter of a jar of peanut butter in one sitting! I'm trying to decide how to handle my nuttyness.
A few Ideas:
1) Get 100 calorie packs of nuts rather than large containers.
2) Only eat peanut butter on toast or celery instead of out of the jar. One tablespoon of peanut butter on a slice of toast covers more surface area than peanut butter on a spoon, so it LOOKS like I'm consuming more peanut butter than I am.
3) Keep nuts in a high place/in a difficult to access cupboard. I'll be less likely to eat them if they're not close to me.
4) Consider nuts an indulgence rather than an every day necessity. Do I really need to consume peanut butter every day?
5) Maybe stop buying nuts altogether for a bit. If temptation is around, I'm more than likely to give in.
Hopefully, I can start to cure my nut obsession! How do you deal with these situations?