Red Light Foods!!!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Years ago at a WW meeting, I heard about "Red Light Foods" for the first time. The leader talked about how she couldn't have peanut butter in her house for a very long time, because she just couldn't stop with a spoonful or two. Instead, she would start eating it right out of the jar and before she knew it, half the jar would be gone.
There are three things that I would count as "Red Light Foods". The first would have to be pizza. Most serving sizes are listed as 1 slice. I don't know about you, but one slice never cuts it. 4 or 5 maybe, but one, never!!!
Brownies are another item that I find very hard to have around the house. I've pretty much stopped making them unless it's to take them to an event. I can easily eat a whole pan without really thinking about it, especially if they are chewy!
The last food is
frosting. I love frosting, especially my homemade frosting. This is ironic, since cake decorating is one of my passions, yet I am watching my weight and trying to be healthy. I'm still trying to figure out how to handle this when I have a cake or cupcakes to decorate. As long as I don't taste any of it, I'm good. But that is really hard, because I want to make sure it's tastes right. I really should trust that after all this time, I know what I'm doing and my frosting is good every time.
I'm not going to stop having these foods, but I realize that I will be better off if they are consumed in controlled settings. Maybe someday they will no longer affect me the way they do now. Until then I will just have to be on guard.