The Reese's Challenge

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I read recently (thank you, Judith Beck) that people who are trying to change their eating habits should incorporate reasonable portions of their favorite foods into their plan from the beginning. The reasoning was that you are unlikely to forgo your favorites forever, so you should begin learning to eat them in moderation while your motivation was high to prevent out of control indulgences later.

Whoa! Are you lying on the floor? Because I was! What a thought. I should start eating Reese's regularly now, and then maybe I wouldn't end up inhaling a whole bag of miniatures later? Okay, you had me at "I should start eating Reese's."

I have been struggling with my eating lately, having reasonable days and then eating an additional day's worth of calories at night, which sparks a day or two of 'off the wagon' type behavior. I feel out of control, and I don't like it. If I could eat one snack size Reese's each day until a whole bag was gone, that would feel righteous. At only 110 calories per, it's easy to fit one of the little guys into each day's eating plan. And at the end, if I didn't break, if I didn't sneak an extra or 2 or.... I will feel so powerful! Mighty!

I am 3 days into the challenge. Reese's never tasted so good.
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    They also sell Reeses 100 cal. pack which is similar to a cereal. I've never tried it but my parents buy it so I always see it in their house in FL. If you ever need to cut back on the Reeses, maybe try the 100cal. pkgs. for breakfast or something w/ a little milk.
    3843 days ago
  • MUIN64
    How is this going for you? Have you continued to stick to the one-a-day rule?

    This is one of the reasons that Weight Watchers has worked so well for me--it gives you weekly points over and above your usual daily amounts for treats. So, cake once a week can work...even if cake every day doesn't.

    I have very little sweet tooth (my downfalls are fat and starchy carbs), but I *love* Reese's, especially the Easter eggs--they seem to have the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate for me. So I let myself have 2 of these during Easter season each year. I had one last week. One I'll buy in after-Easter sales.

    3912 days ago
  • SARAH_45
    This sounds like a great idea! And really makes me want a reeses right about now.

    If only there were a way to employ this same method with things like cake. That's my favorite but there's really no way to portion it so it fits well in your calories.

    Hope this works for you! Keep us updated!
    3913 days ago
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