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BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (108,021)
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12/16/12 7:32 A

Funny but I think people are either salt oriented or sweet oriented. For me I don't like chips etc but put a piece of really dark mint chocolate and it is gone.....same with Ice Cream

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,972)
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12/16/12 7:15 A

I guess I'm lucky in the sense I've never been a big fan of chips and can't stand pop. My weakness has always been chocolate. I just find little ways to sneak some dark chocolate/semisweet chocolate or unsweetened cocoa into a meal every now and then.

It's strange because I've heard a lot of people on here say if you don't eat it, you won't crave it. I find the opposite is true. When I allow myself a little of it here and there, I don't overindulge. If I completely cut it out of my diet, the moment I get my hands on it I am completely weak and binge.

EMILYDOODLE Posts: 1,708
12/15/12 10:40 P

i also know what you are saying! try cracker chips they are pretty good and one serving is 30 crackers. and 110 calories.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (578,453)
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12/15/12 10:06 P

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I know exactly what you you mean!!!!

FP4HLOSER Posts: 968
12/14/12 5:35 P

I am a Lay's Potato Chip addict as well....which is why we just don't buy them! Kale chips are a great substitute for me...somedays. They have that loud crunch and crispness I like. When I do cave in and buy Lay's it is always a small snack sized. Just enough to satisfy the craving!

CATIEBELLE Posts: 7,788
12/14/12 2:02 P

Can't eat just one and need to stay away from since my doctor told me so too.

ATHENA1966 Posts: 3,976
12/9/12 11:07 A

I have heard the kale chips are good.

RHONDA-MULKEY SparkPoints: (3,115)
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12/9/12 11:04 A

Definitely a trigger food for me

12/9/12 11:00 A

You may think this is a little strange, but try this:

Salt & Vinegar Kale chips

You can make them at home, they are super-delicious with the salty-vinegar goodness, and they don't have near the carbs or fat in regular potato chips.

ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
12/9/12 10:34 A

good chips when i think to eat them but not my vice.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
12/9/12 10:19 A

Sigh! I caved in a few nights ago and got a huge bag of Lay's Salt & Vinegar Potato chips. It's sitting in the larder right now. My Mom paid for it, so she says she will share it with me. Sigh! Once it's opened she will keep eating until they whole bag is gone! I will be tempted to eat it with her too!............

I've been really bad these couple of weeks, been to McD's a few times. I swear, my tummy problem is getting worse too!

Ok, after this bag of Lay's is gone. I will try to be good. But those Christmas parties don't make it any easier for me.........

NANNABLACK Posts: 1,585
12/6/12 7:09 P

I stay away from the chip isle in the grocery store. I grew up with having Lay's Potato Chip and Fritos Corn Chips with a glass of Coke every Friday night while watching Friday night at the movies.

SONICB Posts: 4,381
12/6/12 6:52 P

I just can't buy potato chips because I *will* eat the entire bag in one sitting, regardless of its size!!!

GIANT-STEPS SparkPoints: (65,424)
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12/6/12 3:20 P

I consider myself a potato chip connoisseur. Kettle Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper chips are amazing. Years ago they had samples at my Krogers and one taste and I was a goner. They say crack dealers also give the first hit free. Now Kettle Salt & Pepper is only available in crinkle cut; I liked the plain chips better but the crinkle cut are still amazing. Another incredibly good chip is Boulder Canyon Malt Vinegar and Sea Salt Kettle chips. Lay's Cheddar & Sour Cream are also quite addictive as are Zapp's Jalapeno. . I like plain chips as well. When it comes to plain chips Lay's Classic are very good but Charle's Chips are the best. Charles Chips are fresher tasting, lighter, and more flavorful than Lay's. I haven't seen Charles Chips in a store in years. I know you can order them on-line but I wish someplace convenient carried them.
I limit myself to one serving of chips with a meal. It is mighty tough not to eat the whole bag in one sitting but my only other option would be not to eat them at all.

MILTONS1 Posts: 3,708
11/30/12 4:25 P

barbeque are my favourite but also my bain.

ALLYALLYT Posts: 9,468
11/30/12 3:12 P

original lays is my weakness. only time i eat them is at my parents, if they are in the house i could eat the bag

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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11/30/12 1:09 P

I love them too, but can't start on them. All or nothing here and for me it has to be nothing.


CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (86,617)
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11/30/12 1:04 P

Yes. I was on a Lay's Wavy binge last week. However, I still stayed within calorie limits. It was about 'moderation.' But, the salt content is very high.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,530
11/30/12 11:00 A

I love classic lays potato chips. I cannot buy a whole bag because I will eat the whole bag.

So I buy the individual servings. I seem to be able to manage those.

11/30/12 10:55 A

My husband sat and ate a big bag next to me last night and I had to keep telling myself: 'Too much salt, too much fat, too many calories - and remember the heartburn!' Lucky for me, though, I prefer nuts to crisps/chips - usually in the same aisle at the shop so while he salivates (and buys) the crisps, I salivate over the nuts but they are so expensive that I generally don't buy any.

MARITIMER3 SparkPoints: (212,829)
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11/30/12 9:21 A

chips are my absolute downfall, and I love the Lay's baked variety (not too fond of the special flavours). I try to keep chips out of the house, but DH loves them, so he "hides" them so that I don't eat the whole bag.

PENGUINPIE Posts: 3,146
11/30/12 9:15 A

How funny...the Lays got to me yesterday. I had my healthy lunch all laid out -- leftover turkey on whole wheat, raw veggies on the side. Then my boyfriend's bag of Lays started calling my name. Why did I listen!?! At least I put my "serving" (more like two or three servings) on my plate and closed the bag up tight. But still, I had not planned on eating them. Oh well. Everyday is about choices.

SKINNYMISSKASEY SparkPoints: (114,139)
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11/30/12 7:38 A

I love the Light Lays which are only 70 cal per serving

11/30/12 7:31 A

Oh, I love those Lays Salt & Vinegar chips too, and regular ones, and the Carolina BBQ...

But, for now, I'm not having them in the house to tempt me. It's just easier not to eat them if they're not in the house at all.

But when I do have chips, I actually count out an individual serving and put it in a bowl and eat that. That way I'm not just mindlessly grabbing and eating right out of the bag.

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
11/30/12 7:24 A

I try to eat first before we go grocery shopping and we try to avoid the snack isle as much as possible.

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
11/30/12 6:48 A

How many of you, when you wander into the snack aisle, your eyes begin to glaze over at the sheer variety of chips in those aisles?

Sometimes, I stop myself from going there just to keep away from temptation!

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11/29/12 10:21 A

Just to clarify, on the 'cheat night' I do not eat that meal.. I usually have myself something else... for example, If I am making fried chicken, I will pop a chicken breast in the oven for me with some herbs and spices rubbed on it... and pair it with a salad and whatever steamed veggie is chosen for the night...

YLLWROSE86 SparkPoints: (976)
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11/29/12 10:19 A

I understand your frustration! I have 3 kids and a husband... even though they eat my healthy prepared dinners, we have 1 'cheat night' a week where I cook them a southern comfort meal... (chicken fried steak... porkchops and potatos... fried chicken.. ect). because my husband is 6ft 4in and weighs 200 lbs... and my kids are all little and active and he is not on the 'getting healthy' bandwagon.... I also have an array snacks... cookies and chips avaliable too. The funny thing is... he is pretty much the only one that eats the junk food. During the day the kids choose apples... bananas.. grapes... (they LOVE dipping carrots in hummus...). They also love to eat salads too! They see what I eat for breakfast and lunch so that is what they want... I use them to keep myself motivated and convinced NOT to touch the junk food. I want to set a good example for my kids and show them healthy snacking and eating habits! He can eat his junk food now, but I bet in another 5 years when his metabolism slows down, he will be getting on the healthy bandwagon finally!!!

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
11/29/12 10:12 A

I LOVE Lay's !!!!! but more of a classic lay's then any of the other variety.

AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,959)
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11/29/12 10:11 A

Take love out of the equation and think of the ingredients you are consuming. I switched to veggie chips which I have occasionally

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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11/29/12 9:05 A

Chips are the perfect storm when it comes to a trigger food for me so I TRY to stay away from them. Bet you cant eat just one!

GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
11/29/12 8:35 A

LMAO! Those are my favorite, too. The dill pickle flavored ones are really, really good, too. I'm thinking January or February, as well. OMG. I could eat a whole bag in a day.

WILSON1926 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/29/12 7:58 A

I love regular lays

MLAN613 Posts: 18,849
11/29/12 7:57 A

I love chips of almost any kind. I basically don't buy family size packages and yell at my husband when he does. If I want chips, I will get a vending size pack. Eat it and be done.

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
11/29/12 6:26 A

I do my best to avoid chips, because they CAN lead to eating an entire package if allowed.

Hubby buys them occasionally for himself, and my "trick" is to say they are "his" and not mine - so, hands off!!

LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (9,164)
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11/29/12 3:56 A

for me, I love Tortilla chipsbut unfortuantely, it's a Trigger Food for me, I can't eat just 3 chips and stop, I ending up eating about 2-3 servings and thats alot of fat, salt and calories.

I am going to try those Lentil chips and Flaxseed chips soon!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
11/29/12 3:53 A

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lay's potato chips!

Especially the Salt and Vinegar! Mmmmmm! MMMMMMmmmm!

I had a hard time talking myself out of buying a jumbo bag of it the other day, it's ok as an occasional treat. But my last potato chip treat was not too long ago. So maybe next year, like January.......

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