3 Foods

12wbt Blog a Day Challenge #3: 3 Foods I have problems giving up

This is an interesting one- because I don’t intend giving up anything.

I’ve always been an all or nothing girl and complete deprivation is a cycle to a binge, followed by a beat up, followed by more guilt, followed by more deprivation and so it goes. This round, for me, is about living for life- and that means learning moderation- even if it means I’m not losing as quickly as others on the program.

Forefront in my mind is the picture I present to my teenage daughter- I don’t want her growing up with my hang-ups (as delightful as they are). She (so fa) has a great head on her shoulders and trains hard because she knows it makes her operate better and because she likes it.

She doesn’t eat for comfort or reward or any of the other reasons I do. She is, however an Aries, so boredom eating does come into it!

In the interests of the topic though, the 3 foods which I will choose to moderate are:

  • wine. This is a biggie for me. I usually have 1-2 glasses most nights. When I was working in corporate it was more. On weekends it might be 3. It’s a habit. My challenge is to bring it back to 1 glass on just 2 weeknights, ie 3 alcohol free days. I’ll make sure the bottle I open is a bloody good one. Wine is the main food based reason why I’m overweight- there is no question about it. And yes, it contains calories, so therefore it has it’s own food group…in my humble opinion.
  • bread. I could eat good bread by the loaf. Heaven is a sunny day, a bottle of wine, a loaf of amazing ciabatta and a bottle of olive oil. Heavy sighs.
  • cheese. Again. I love it. But moderation has to be the name of the game.

Where is the chocolate, the sweets, the ice cream? I don’t need them. I don’t eat sugar. It’s no biggie- I don’t like the after taste. Occasionally I will indulge in a square of dark chocolate, but can easily stop at one square.

What about you? What are your danger foods?

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  1. I thought about putting down red wine but I’m not giving it up – just cutting back 🙂 I’d happily have a glass or two after an annoying day at work!

    Cheese – Mmm I thankfully hadn’t thought about this too often. Didn’t stick around on Friday for after work drinks and cheese. Love a good triple Brie 😦

    I think I’m eating more bread now than before the program started – though now its a grainy wholemeal bread. Though I do love a hote white roll smothered in butter!

    I plan to return to moderation at the end of the program rather giving it up completely! 🙂

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