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Posts Tagged ‘confession’

Banned Foods

Posted by terrepruitt on April 2, 2011

You might have noticed that everything I do is on my way home from teaching Nia.  It is true, I tend to run my errands after my Nia Classes.  I am out, so it is easy to just stop to pick up what we need.  Two issues with going to a store after I teach 1) I usually look akin to a drown rat with my sweaty limp flat hair and 2) I am usually hungry.  I am one of those people who should not go shopping when they are hungry.  I end up walking down the aisles where dinner ideas start popping in my head.  With menus forming into my head as I am shopping sometimes I end up backtracking and going on all over the store.  By the time I get all that I need I am really hungry.  There are a lot of foods that I don’t even bother bringing in the house.  I work hard not to eat the “junk food” but sometimes when I am hungry and it is there, I will eat it.  Therefore some things are “banned” from being in the house like potato chips, ice cream, candy, cookies, and stuff like that.

There is no need for that stuff to be in the house.  But there are other things that aren’t necessarily “junky” foods that become unhealthy when you eat the whole bag or box. Two such foods I should really just keep out of the house are sunflower seeds and cereal.  You know I love sunflower seeds because I have posted about them.  I love them.  I can eat a whole lot of them.  There is a lot of fat in sunflower seeds so eating a lot of them just adds a lot of extra fat.  They have 17 grams of fat in 1/4 of a cup.  Extra nutrients are not good.  Not matter whether it is fat, protein, or carbohydrates.

The cereal is Kashi 7 Whole Grain Honey Puffs.  I think these things are like Super Sugar Crisps.  Remember that cereal.  I love cereal but I know it is not really a healthful food.  For one serving this cereal has 1 gram of fat, 80 grams of potassium, 25 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, and 3 grams of protein.  So it is really something that should be considered a treat.  To me it is just like a desert.  (Hanging my head) I eat it like I will not be allowed another meal.  This is a confession here people.

I just need to NOT buy this cereal.  Every time I buy it I do good for a day or two and then–whoosh, it’s gone.  I know this, but when I go shopping after Nia I am really hungry and I think I can eat it as I believe it should be eaten, as a treat, maybe every other day and according to the serving size, but I never manage that.  I need to just not buy it.

What about you?  Is there a food you think you are better off just not having in the house at all?  Is it a snack food?  Is it something that might be considered somewhat healthy when eaten in the proper portion?

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