Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Eating

2:18pm:
I'm really trying really hard to stop eating when I'm not hungry. Man-O-Man! The drive to put something in my mouth is very strong. Especially something crunchy.

I fight with myself about eating. Unfortunately, both sides of the fight are me! Right now I am yearning for Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts!

Over at Sprout's Farmers Market, they sell bulk chocolate dipped peanuts. Please don't comment that I should avoid buying these chocolate dipped peanuts. I am too weak for that solution!


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21 comments:

  1. Hmmm... don't even go into Sprouts?

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    1. Hi Rob,

      Yes, I do go to Sprouts. I love that grocery store. I also love Trader Joe's grocery!

      George

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  2. 1 oz of dry roasted unsalted peanuts is an excellent snack..high in protein and you can eat them without guilt!

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    1. Larry, I've read that, too.

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    2. Hi Larry,

      I love the salted nuts a great deal. What can I say? I am weak willed!

      George

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  3. Too bad they don't make chocolate covered carrots and celery! Then we'd only feel half as guilty! :>

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    1. Suz
      I hate to be the bearer of bad news but they do all you have to do is go to Golden corral take your vegetables over to the dessert bar they have a chocolate fountain

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    2. Chocolate is Vitamin C...right?? LOL!!

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    3. Hi Suz and Ed,

      I want to be one who eats only good things for me. But I am just crazy about chocolate covered peanuts!

      George

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  4. There are 3 reason, that I know of, for food cravings 1) your body is in need of some nutrient; such as chocolate, this might mean you need magnesium, 2) comfort eating(emotional eating), 3) addictions, sugar, flour and caffeine. Which is it? Only you can answer, after some thought, I'm sure you will figure it out.

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    1. Judy one other thing to consider
      Brain receptors act on certain foods—particularly fats and sweets—actually change brain chemistry in a way that drives some people to over consume.
      But the real way to look at it is the product that is put into the fats or sweets
      It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that corn syrup stimulates the brain receptors for craving along with other products that are out there
      And if you want to know how that works you just go to any grocery store and watch any oversize person fill their cart
      And then follow a skinny person pushing their cart
      And one could do a whole blog on strategic placement of food items on shelves and grocery stores


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    2. Hi Judy,

      I definitely fall into the 2) comfort eating(emotional eating) category!

      George

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  5. George, you only live once. Go for your snack and enjoy. Peanuts are good for you. I never ever feel guilty about eating food. Like today, I wanted a slice of carrot cake so I bought a two slice carrot cake from the deli. I ate one slice with milk. Now I'm satisfied for quite a while. I'll eat the other slice when the craving hits. If in a day or two I don't eat the slice, I'll freeze it for later.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I just love reading your comment! And, I could not agree more!

      George

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  6. George, it seems that you crave texture (or crunch) and something a little sweet. I have that problem and am substituting carrot sticks which are crunchy and a little sweet. What Larry said about the peanuts helps with the crunch problem and is very filling. If you are a chocolate-holic, that is another matter because you are probably craving the caffeine in the chocolate which gives you an energy boost. You could probably substitute another cup of hot chocolate during the day for that energy boost; it is better for you than chocolate candy.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      I believe that I will be able to eat things like chocolate covered peanuts and not gain weight by increasing my physical activity. Especially my workouts at 24 Hour Fitness.

      George

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  7. Life is to be lived. To be savored. Things that bring us pleasure should be enjoyed in moderation.
    My motto is all things in moderation including moderation!

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    1. Hi Dan,

      Yesssss! I could not agree more!

      However, I do struggle with the moderation part of your comment.

      George

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    2. As long as you are moderately moderate don't beat yourself up.

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    3. Hi Dan,

      Thank you! Good advice!!

      George

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  8. George, I have found that it's much easier to control the portions I eat if I put the nuts or chocolate or whatever I'm eating into a little bowl just the right size for one portion, and then put away the package, so that I don't absentmindedly keep reaching into the package for more. A little bowl that holds a quarter-cup or so would be just right for allowing yourself a snack or a dessert while keeping the portion size appropriate. This habit works well for me.

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