I finally caved and bought Chocolate Cheerios. I have picked up the box and put it down 5 times on different shopping trips. I guess 6 times is my limit because today they ended up in my cart (they were on sale too, so that helped).
I was so excited to try these for some reason. Must be the chocolate. Well, they tasted just like Cocoa Puffs, just in a different shape. And for some reason I identify Cheerios with a “healthier” brand because I would only buy Cocoa Puffs if I was for a cheat day, but not for “reals”. Anyways, this is Cocoa Puffs by Cheerios, be aware.
I realized as soon as I had a handful or eight, that these are going to be dangerous!
This afternoon I was on a mission for fruit. I ended up eating 3 kiwis, half an orange and later some pineapple. I know some people eat the whole kiwi, skin and all; but that can be weird. An easy way to get around that is to slice them up like so…
I have never went through nut butter as fast as I go through TJ’s almond butter! I always swipe some straight from the jar when I’m preparing food. I’m obsessed.
Someone recently asked how I keep myself from binging on Peanut Butter. They said they can’t keep it in the house without binging on it.
I think I don’t do that because I have full permission to eat PB (or AB) whenever I want. I eat it for Breakfast, Snacks and/or Lunch. One of the ways to stop binging on foods is to take the power away from them. This means letting yourself eat them – and not putting any guilt or restrictions on that.
I have given myself full permission to eat
all most foods – BUT I have also realized that sugary foods do something to my body/blood sugar that makes me not stop eating them (and still feel hungry afterwards!). I truly think I’m sugar sensitive. Hence the need to avoid the Cheerios where the first two out of four ingredients are sugar.
Blood sugar reactions really shouldn’t happen with things like PB though, so I assume you’re safe.
If you are binging on high fat foods like PB it may be a sign that you’re truly not getting enough calories. I used to binge when I didn’t eat enough during the day.
If you want PB in your life, then go for it. Buy PB, eat it when you want, enjoy it. It tastes good and I think healthy fats are vital for me to feel satisfied at breakfast. I must start the day with nut butter now!
I have many foods in my house that I used to binge on. It wasn’t perfect and I did binge on them one or twice before I realized, “Oh, this is going to be here all the time now? This means I don’t have to eat it all right now…”
But, I don’t want to seem like a hypocrite since I can’t handle Chocolate Cheerios. So, I guess the ultimate answer is – to each their own.
Don’t set yourself up for disaster. But, give yourself more credit too
You’re okay. I’m okay.
Now I am off to watch Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution while eating a snack. Okay fine, I’m a hypocrite. Wait, I guess that really depends on what snack I choose…