I love Cheez-Its. I know. They’re not good for me. They’re empty calories. They derail diets. Who knows what’s really in them. I know. I still love Cheez-Its.
For years I’ve worked on loosing the 20 pounds I’ve gained since 2004. Actively counting calories. Recording everything I eat. Foregoing dessert or seconds or night time eating. Struggling. Making progress, falling back. Giving up, trying again. Joining groups, quitting groups. Some of you know the routine.
Right now I’m allowing silly little yellow orange squares to beat me. They sit in the vending machine I pass several times a day. Did you know that little bag in there is 6 Weight Watcher points? In a diet that only allows me 21 points for the entire day? Crazy! I think the manufacturer bakes something into them that triggers my craving. It’s a conspiracy I say!
I know that snacking is one way of coping with stress…and there’s plenty of stress in my life…but not enough to eat like this. So what else is it? Why does it seem impossible to walk by that machine without contemplating spending the 85 cents? Some days I win the battle. Some days I don’t.
So now I need to give up on the crunchy salty goodness. If I tell you I’m not eating these anymore will that make it true? Can I think about each of you when I’m tempted and keep the change in the purse? I hope so!
What about you? What’s your favorite snack item? And how do you keep your cravings under control?