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The Cake of Doom

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I went grocery shopping today and I saw the prettiest piece of vegan, lemon poppy seed cake, made by a smallish bakery, sitting in my grocery store's bakery section. I make it a point to encourage the sale of such things. I want to help create the demand for those kinds of products.

So, I looked at the calories, and figured it fit into my meal plan for the day. I had plenty of calories to spend on it. I was going to live a little. (To be honest, I live a little quite a bit. I often have vegan cupcakes. If I didn't, the cakey, yummy things would become delicious, forbidden goodies, and I would crave them until I binged on them. It's all about damage control. emoticon )

Dinner rolled around and it was time for my delicious, cakey treat. The first few bites were divine. Gooey things feel quite decadent when you don't eat dairy. Around the fifth bite, I started to think, "My...this is very...sugary." By the time I finished it, I had a bit of a headache from the sweetness...and felt a little ill.

Now, you don't have to tell me that vegan doesn't mean that it's magically healthy. I know it isn't. Vegan covers some pretty crappy food. My understanding is that Oreos are vegan. I have no illusions about their lack of nutritional content. BUT as I said before, I was indulging. I was aware that the cake was indulgent. Now, I'm paying for it. I feel positively sick from it. I feel like I need to drink a gallon of water to purge the sugar from my body. My tongue feels hairy...even after I brushed my teeth.

So...I have learned a valuable lesson.

*Cake is gross*

(No more cake for me for a while.)
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    Well I guess that you can't have your cake and eat it too. emoticon Detox or eating less sugar will make it seemly too sweet. If there is such a thing.I declare myself vegan,Oreos for everybody. I gonna buy a bag and eat them in front of my wife. emoticon
    1834 days ago
    Just got back from my son's wedding and yes, I have noticed too that there are lots of foods I can't eat anymore...
    1834 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    yep I have been noticing the same thing...that junk foods are hurting my stomach
    1837 days ago
    Sorry to hear your treat was oversweet - nasty feeling, that.

    I find that to be a huge problem with commercial baked goods. They are nearly always pandering to the super-over-saturated palates that seem to be the norm. Once you back off the processed stuff for a while, it just tastes gross.

    1837 days ago
    Aversion therapy. It works! When I crave a food and then I overindulge on it, many times I find it is a long while before I ever want it again. And you are right, vegan doesn't mean the food is always healthy. Hope you got your tongue and teeth defuzzed so you can start your day fresh! emoticon
    1839 days ago
    I remember feeling like that when treating myself to a piece of cake once. It was so sweet my teeth hurt!
    1839 days ago
    Oh crap this made me laugh out loud - thank you, I really needed a laugh. I can so relate to the hairy tongue and the need to drink a gallon of water- flipping brilliant post.

    laurel xx
    1839 days ago
  • TLG71567
    Oh, that's too bad. Stick with fruit for a while. emoticon
    1839 days ago
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