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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Have We Not Learned Anything from The Very Hungry Caterpillar Incident?

Have you ever noticed that when you're dieting, if you try to deny yourself that one thing your body's really craving (chocolate), you end up eating everything in the house to try and keep yourself away from that one thing (chocolate) and then, in the end, as you stand there in the kitchen burping up carrot and celery sticks, salami and cheese, rice cakes and peanut butter, dry colon-blow cereal and non-fat yogurt, grapes and diet soda, popcorn and sugar-free Jello, you still end up eating the thing you were trying to avoid (chocolate)?

And after that you feel much better? Photobucket

Why do we do that to ourselves, y'all?





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16 comments:

  1. What I've been know to do in the past is to go overboard on something I've been craving for awhile. Like magic shell chocolate sauce - once you've eaten TOO much of it (mostly saturated fat) you really don't crave it for a long, long time.....

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  2. So true!! Popcorn is always my last-resort "I've got to have SOMETHING but it shouldn't be that cream cheese pizza dip with fritos" snack. It's just not the same.

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  3. Dark chocolate. The darker it is, the less sugar there is in it. Also, it takes less of it to fulfill your craving b/c it's so concentrated. I allow myself a bar a week and I pinch off a bit every day.

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  4. You're funny and so right. Moderation. That's what I've always been told. Makes sense to me.

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  5. My mama always taught me to follow my first mind....eat the chocolate, and then you won't have to think about it anymore.

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  6. I've given up on that whole roller coaster. Now, as Lora Lynn says, I just go straight for the dark chocolate :)

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  7. I have no will power at all so I generally just head for the chocolate right out of the gate.

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  8. I have NO idea. but I vow to NOT do it anymore.

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  9. It is a sick, sick thing, isn't it?

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  10. I can't explain it either, but I do know after reading this post, I went directly to the kitchen to eat the donut that's been calling my name all afternoon.

    Better now. Thanks.

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  11. Tee hee - this is so true. Mine is usually ice cream, but chocolate is always welcome also. :)

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  12. I am the same way. To try to avoid pasta I will eat anything, but still end up going back to it. Painful!

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  13. Haha! Very true. Just had baby #2 and need to lose weight, and I find myself in this very same predicament!

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  14. This is why I try to focus on what I need to eat instead of what I need to avoid. If I try to avoid a food that ends up all I focus on and I end up craving it even more. So when I need to stop drinking so much pop instead of trying to drink less pop I focus on getting my 8 glasses of water a day and then I don't have the time to drink my pop addiction.
    It's all about focus for me. LOL!
    Good luck.

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  15. No idea but oh so true... It's worse if your man is in the background going: "but I thought you were trying not to eat the chocolat" once you have succumbed...

    I find that having something to drink, eating a whole bunch of lettuce and then getting the heck out of the kitchen helps a little bit. But only a little bit.

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Thoughts?