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smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 4:58 AM

FOOD!

When it comes to being on a diet, or just trying to cut back on calories in general, what is your Achilles heel?? (a fatal weakness in spite of overall strength, actually or potentially leading to downfall). Just curious as to which food cause people to cave in.......??

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 180.1 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 6:14 AM

Stacy's pita chips, I just can't stop eating them. I won't buy that gigundo bag from Costco, I eat it all.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 7:35 AM

Chocolate...but I've convinced myself of the antioxidant value of dark chocolate and absolve myself of guilt while eating. However, once I slide down that slipperly slope, all bets are off, and lock up your vending machines!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 7:37 AM

Wine for me.
And Cream
And Chocolate
And bread........

No wonder I'm so thin.

Barry

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.6 - Posts: 661)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 8:32 AM

Diet! what the hell is one of those? Does cutting beer down from 8 pints to 6 count? If the beer is 25% stronger does it make any difference?

Andy

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:26 AM

I have a hard time giving up sweets completely - I've discovered there's no need to really though. There are a lot of delicious desserts out now that are low in fat and calories. My favorite right now is a frozen dark chocolate banana on a stick - awesome! And only 130 calories and very satisfying. I also like salty stuff - love pretzel chips and red pepper hummus! Unfortunately, they have not found a way to make a cracker or chip that is not high in calories. When I want those type of smacks I will get the 100 calorie packs so I don't overindulge.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:30 AM

Hot wings and pasta salad. Cannnnottt seeeemmmm tooo resssissttt! argh!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:43 AM

I can eat perfectly healthy all day long, but for some reason, I get up at night, and have butter bread.... no idea on how to stop this!

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:09 AM

Chocolate!!! All Chocolate! Cake, Ice cream, Pudding! Anything Chocolate! LOL!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:12 AM

Popcorn with real butter.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:34 AM

Crusty bread, real butter, and I'm done. I could eat an entire baguette in one sitting.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:53 AM

I simply cannot get through a week without eating fast food at least once. And there is no fast food healthy enough...
maybe if Subway got a drive thru, but I can't eat that while driving.

Lately I've been trying the fresca line from Taco Bell - at least I avoid fries by eating there!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:20 PM

At this very moment i am eating feta cheese, jalapeno stuffed olives and sun dried tomatoes on a bed of little gem lettuce from the garden. The lettuce is superb with the extra virgin olive oil from the sun dried tomatoes drizzled on it. I have crusty granary bread in obsenely large chunks to accompany it.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:22 PM

Obscenely large......fancy ME spelling that incorrectly.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:37 PM

I love little gem lettuce, especially the fact each head is just the right size for an individual salad. I would love your salad, but would definitely add some balsamic vinegar to it.

Lodi's popcorn is my single nemesis.

My real nemesis is being a fine cook, competitive (winning often) chef.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:41 PM

Dave, you're a Yuppie!!!!

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.8 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:48 PM

Clevercloggs, can I come over the pond for a snack. What no kippers? I love pasta, any kind will do and bread and butter. Good crusty Italian with good extra virgin olive oil and pesto, with some good olives. Aaaaah! I am a very good cook my families favorites that I make are my italian specialties, and meatloaf and mashed potatoes with gravy. They also love my nachos, and at Thanksgiving forgetta bout it!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 12:58 PM

Carbs attract me, and that explains a lot of things.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 1:10 PM

There are some people that think we Brits lurch from fog to downpour eating greasy fish and chips from newspaper, nothing could be further from the truth. Near London, where i live, we usually need rain, and we are blessed with food from every corner of the planet. I can get Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian, Greek and many others delivered to my door if i want. Having said that traditional fayre is as outstanding as anything that i have sampled from other continents. We excel in pies, puddings, roasts soups and sea food dishes. No Andy, i'm not a yuppie. i am open to the world around me that is all, you should try it. If only you could sample the aromas, the sounds and the tastes of a traditional Palastinian feast, as i have been honoured to do. The vibrancy of their culture, music and food would ignite a ray of light even within you. It's when you see that side of Palastinians that you realise the tragedy of what we usually associate with them.

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 2:23 PM

Ice cream and chocolate in every form imaginable.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 2:27 PM

Dave, I'm a foodie. I appreciate the best of just about any cuisine, except Japanese.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 3:03 PM

We probably have more in common than either of care to admit Andy.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 3:24 PM

Don't push it, Dave;

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 3:57 PM

That really sounds good Dave!

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 4:13 PM

SUSHI !! YUM!!!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 4:45 PM

Dave, I'm glad the Palestinians have an enivable cuisine.

However, their plight is very much homemade.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.7 - Posts: 3742)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 5:06 PM

If we go to a restaurant, I can order sensibly (but I wish they'd let me order a half-portion for half-price), but if I go to a buffet, I'll eat till I hurt. Trying to make sure I get my full money's worth, I guess.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 5:36 PM

One great truth I learned is NOT to buy the danged things that undo my good intentions!!
If they are not in the house, there is less likelihood of a major breach of self-imposed regime.
I buy lo-fat, no-sugar goods wherever possible, and avoid processed "foods".

I keep a container of unsalted mixed nuts around the workshop, house and car as nibbles. I figure they are the least unhealthy snack I can lay my hands on.

....And then, along comes chocolate, singing its siren song...........................
Gaaaaa-a-a-a-ah!!!


~Bev




oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 6:56 PM

I like it all, depends on what mood I'm in. At the moment fresh lettuce, steamed beet tops & strawberries, fresh from the garden (not in one dish). There is nothing wrong with a big plate of well made fish & chips, you just have to eat salad for the next 2 days to balance the calorie count

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 7:13 PM

I also noticed the the chocolate-peanut butter no bake cookies we made yesterday seemed to be calling my name repeatedly.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 7:18 PM

I make those oatmeal choco-peanut butter cookies for my husband. They say goodbye repeatedly, too.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 7:21 PM

Sometimes, I just eat the goo. One spoonful for the wax paper, one spoonful for me....

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:31 PM

Oh Lodi, you're a girl after my own heart

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:52 PM

Achad, you share my philosophy!! I'll almost unrestrainedly eat anything.

I do "cut out" foods like candy though when I feel I've gone a bit overboard. Usually it's those darn cinnamon rolls that call me back to the land of junk food! I hate Cinnabon.

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.9 - Posts: 3302)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 9:58 PM

I love everything I shouldn't eat - junk candy, good candy, cookies, doesn't matter. But the award for the siren's song has to go to really good bread. There is nothing better than excellent bread of many sorts - sourdough, pumpernickel, onion rolls, multigrain, Scandinavian grain breads, I could go on and on and...

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:09 PM

peppermint patties of course- but also Carrot Cake; Shoo Fly Pie; and other desserts can thwart my efforts.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5888)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:17 PM

I could also live on bread.......hot...straight from the oven....no matter what kind.......I love them all......with REAL butter. Cornbread, biscuits......I'm a carb freak.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:25 PM

Oh Yeah! Marsha...freash home made bread...the best

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:25 PM

That was suppose to be fresh..LOL!

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 10:51 PM

Collioure
Dave, I'm glad the Palestinians have an enivable cuisine.

However, their plight is very much homemade.

Yeah, one day that woke up and their country was called Israel. How could they ?

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.3 - Posts: 2462)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:04 PM

I'll bet this Sploofus crowd could throw a great pot luck. Breads, real butter of course, deserts, especially chocolate, and popcorn for afterwards, again with real butter. YUM

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:17 PM

That was a long time ago, Dave.

Since then the Palestinians have . . .

You know, it always amazes me how that one little pesky Jewish state can cause so much trouble for its neighbors.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:21 PM

It shouldn't amaze you, they're best mates with the playground bully.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:29 PM

I know, Dave. From the way all the Arab peoples complain, you know that their problems are not lack of education, lack of opportunity, dictatorship, but just Israel.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:35 PM

Okay, Dave and Andy, for bringing politics into a food thread you two will have to sit at the kiddie table!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:44 PM

OK, Karen, I'll go there if at least you give me credit for a clever segue.

However, it's not my fault that Dave keeps bringing up the Palestinians.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.6 - Posts: 5316)
Mon, 22nd Jun '09 11:53 PM

I can leave cake, pie and candy alone (except chocolate candy) but if cookies are in the house, along with ice cream, I am sunk.

And talk about real junk food, every so often I get a real craving for Cheetos. I try to buy the individual size because if I don't, I'll eat the whole darn bag of 4 servings in 2 sittings.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 23rd Jun '09 12:00 AM

A bag of Cheetos contains 4 servings?

A bag of prunes contains at least 4 servings. A bag of Cheetos does not contain 4 servings.



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 23rd Jun '09 12:30 AM

Salsa and chips. My greatest downfall.

And those stuffed jalapenos - only the Jack-In-The-Box kind with their ranch dressing - are the 2nd most irresistible food in my world.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.7 - Posts: 3742)
Tue, 23rd Jun '09 12:35 AM

Ever notice how, when you're trying to diet, you can smell the Cinnebun and coffee shops far the other end of the mall? And if someone pops popcorn three floors away. If I could do one of the "Ten Things about Me," my first job was in an old A&P, where they ground your 8 O'Clock coffee right at the register. I wasn't much of a coffee drinker until then, but I could have eaten it dry with a spoon, just from the aroma.

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Tue, 23rd Jun '09 2:38 AM

Prunes versus Cheetos .............Cheetos win hands down


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