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What are your "Never Bring Into the House" Foods?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

TC and I went to the grocery store yesterday and he bought a cherry pie. Now he knows he won't eat the whole pie before it goes bad, so he will cut it into slices and freeze them. Then he will get a a slice every so often when his sweet tooth calls. Isn't that wonderful? That's what a normal, skinny person does.

Normally I'm OK with this and the frozen pie doesn't call to me. But yesterday he left that pie out on the counter for most of the day. While HE didn't have a piece, I passed by that pie 100 times and finally caved! It made me mad that I couldn't resist! (Yes, I should have put it in the freezer myself, which I finally did, but only after I had some.)

So then I started thinking about all the foods that I absolutely cannot bring into the house, and when I do, I should KNOW I'm setting myself up for a binge! Here are the ones that come to mind:

Potato Chips. TC likes chips but they are absolutely my crack cocaine. I will get up in the middle of the night to finish off a bag. (If it even makes it through the first evening.) So now he will occasionally get Pringles. They don't bother me. He can leave the container anywhere he wants and I won't touch them. Go figure.

Full-fat cheese. When I buy this I may SAY I am buying it for TC or for a recipe, but I'm actually planning to eat it all, probably in one or two sittings. Doesn't matter if it's sliced, in a chunk, or shredded. In a pinch I've been known to melt full-fat shredded cheese over saltines. (Not proud of that.)

Crackers. Cheezits, Ritz, Triscuits...doesn't matter. If the box comes into the house consider it gone. Saltines can be bad but not always, at least they have a fighting chance of being eaten by someone other than me!

Beef. I will cook a top sirloin steak and dutifully carve off my 3 oz. for dinner and put the rest in the fridge for on top of salads or for burritos. Nope, not really. I'm just waiting until a private moment to finish it up!

Crusty bread, and anything with a crust, like pie or pizza. I'd like to be able to make a hearty , healthy soup and have a baguette to eat with it, like normal people. Nope, doesn't work for me! Forget the soup -- I'm going to be eating the entire baguette!

So that's my list. I'm starting to truly realize that these are totally off-limit foods for me for now, maybe forever. What are yours?
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  • NANCY-
    Candy, chocolate, pretzels, fresh crusty bread. Most of which does not come into the house any more.
    3052 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12340642
    Chips. salsa and guacamole. And any cookie.
    3054 days ago
  • VEGFAERY
    Oreos, ice cream and chips.
    3058 days ago
  • KO1215
    Mine is leftover pizza. I'm good with having a small amount for a meal....but it calls my name in the night and I have to go eat it. Now I just have to throw it away or I will eat it...it's crazy. Nothing else bothers me like that does! Great blog!
    3058 days ago
  • NEW_PARADIGM
    Potato chips (especially Pringles) and cookies.

    DH and I worked a deal that he keeps his 'staple' packaged chocolate chip cookies somewhere in the garage. Although I accidentally discovered the spot, I don't bother them out there.
    3058 days ago
  • LESSOFPMCD
    Mine is one of yours - bread. The crustier the better. Don't even have to put anything on it but of course some cheese with it is pretty nice.

    Other than that it is chocolate or cookies - something sweet in the evening. Daytime it doesn't bother me once the evening comes....

    Don't end up eating alot of it maybe but do have to give in and eat some - if I don't I end up eating all of it! emoticon
    3058 days ago
  • BIGLITTLEWOMAN
    Well, I hear that confession is good for the soul. The biggest temptation for me is Cookies. Cookies of any kind, they don't even have to be good. Then there is chocolate of course. I can sometimes control the chocoloate but never the cookies.
    3058 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8392955
    Soda is definitely like crack for me ~ diet coke to be specific. I would drink every can or bottle in sight with a big glass full of ice. Luckily, I have been strong (so far) and have taken it completely out of the house and am feeding my addiction with water.

    Chips are another bad one for me also, plain or ripple. I can polish off a whole bag in one evening if I'm in the right mood.


    3058 days ago
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