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Speak Up: What Food Tempts You Beyond Control?

After reading The End of Overeating and learning the importance of avoiding bliss point foods, I reevaluated my relationship with Nutella. The chocolate hazelnut spread makes no pretense as a healthy food, but I occasionally pick it up for baking. The only problem being that I usually only use half the jar, and the rest sits in the cabinet calling my name. I end up eating it by the spoonful, not even bothering to spread it on a piece of toast. Not good. Needless to say, I am committed to baking without Nutella. If it's not in the house, I won't eat it. Tell me, what food tempts you beyond control? Have your figured out a strategy to deal with it?

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summertan summertan 8 years
ice cream! it's been that way since i was a little kid, though throughout my youth & adolescence i could eat as much of it as i wanted to and still stay skinny. i just cant buy it very often because i cant stop myself when i do! can't think of anything else that tempts me though. if i crave anything else, i will just let myself have it but not too much of it since that's unhealthy.
sham28 sham28 8 years
Expensive cheese, cupcakes/ blueberry muffins, and ravioli/ tortellini pasta.
Mila_83 Mila_83 8 years
OK..I know it will sound weird,but its apples for me.I mean a lot of apples.If I try to go without eating apple one day I will start craving one while still asleep.The problem is I cant have just one!I will have 5-6 at a time!
cjane413 cjane413 8 years
Bacon!!! I am a vegetarian, but I haven't been able to kick the habit- I tell everyone I'm bac-curious. In general, I'm a sucker for breakfast foods, but you can count on there always being a side of bacon. I just try to limit trips to breakfast places to keep it in check.
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
Nutella and white nutella. I could eat a whole jar of it and still want more
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Peanut butter and strawberry jam on toast! I have recently cut back on this a lot.
earthgoddess earthgoddess 8 years
Mainly cheese and foods involving cheese. Fondue & good beer, pizza, bagels & cream cheese, mozzarella sticks, brie & french bread & wine, etc... but also salty foods like french fries and chips, too. My trick to dealing with chocolate cravings is to buy one really good, expensive bar of dark chocolate (75% or more) and savor it. The richness of the bar keeps me from over-indulging and the dark chocolate is much healthier, too.
danizzle danizzle 8 years
oreos and mac n cheese. i CAN NOT keep any type of oreo or any velveeta..mac n cheese..anything like that.
nancita nancita 8 years
I cannot control myself in the presence of a cheese plate.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 8 years
I love ice cream and crunchy, salty snacks. I'm learning how to eat in moderation but refuse to keep any ice cream in the house and only have single serve salty snacks around.
pwningbeauty pwningbeauty 8 years
Those 90-calorie Special K bars. They're supposed to be a low cal snack, but if I have one, I keep craving them and I always end up eating two (or three...). Go figure, my binge food is a "diet" snack. Oh, the irony.
sktchris sktchris 8 years
White cheddar natural cheetos, so good I eat the whole bag in a day
amandaaa amandaaa 8 years
i can't stop when i eat chips and salsa
Shebelle Shebelle 8 years
Funnily enough - in the German speaking world Nutella was advertised as a health-food for a long time since it contains a lot of calcium. It was marketed as save way to get your kids to get their calcium in. I don't think they do that anymore though. Yeah, Nutella is a big problem for many women in Europe. Almost all of my friends in Europe cannot have it around without eating the whole jar. I only eat it in hotels at the breakfast buffet. It comes in tiny, little containers and it's a special treat. My biggest temptation is probably French cheese. And when I am out - soft pretzels. And I when I am out on a hot day, I can't resist a cold beer which leads to me losing all inhibitions concerning food unfortunately.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
Everything and anything at the same time. If I have some treats regularly, I can control myself easily and I don't overeat. But if I decide to be strict with my diet for a few weeks, then I crave everything and eat a bag full of whatever a buy! Not good...
Hill82879 Hill82879 8 years
Peanut M&Ms. Be still my beating heart.
shanro01 shanro01 8 years
Ice cream is a biggie...I think my serving sizes are 4 times the 1/2 cup serving size you're supposed to eat. Also, any sort of baked good like brownies or cookies...I try to stay away from them as I have no willpower once I start!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Potato chips and fancy cheeses. I just can't have either of them in the house. Especially the chips.
JulieJean JulieJean 8 years
Chips mainly. Can't resist Pringles :) When I reach 176 pounds I'll allow myself a can, yummy. Chocolate is something I've grown resistent to thankfully, cause my house is pretty full of it. Never pick up Nutella though, that's just way too temptful.
Rebecca101 Rebecca101 8 years
Ahh Nutella, how I love thee! Tastes so heavenly, but is clearly the work of the devil. I am with you Fit: spoonfuls right into the system. I try to just have one little spoonful, but always turns into five... No, I can't have it around anymore. Homemade cookies, brownies, and cakes are also weaknesses, and as I love to bake I always send the bulk of such things to the office with my husband!
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 8 years
I'm craving cheesecake now! Thick, fudgy lemon cheesecake. Yum... And to distract myself from the cheesecake daze and actually answer the question... It would have to be freshly baked, homemade bread and butter. Fortunately, actually, I'm having to stick to a gluten-free diet at the moment because my IBS is playing merry hell with my insides, but in general, I could (and have, hence one of the reasons why I used to be 30 kg heavier!) eaten almost half a loaf of warm homemade bread and butter in one sitting. Also, New Zealand Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate; it's still hard to stop at a few pieces of good dark chocolate, but definitely not impossible. However, hand me the Dairy Milk and I could go to town. Especially if it's an Easter Egg. For some reason it's so much easier to eat an entire Easter egg than to eat the equivalent amount of chocolate in bar form. I think the hollow inside gives the impression that you're eating mostly air, like souffle or something! :) And cereal. SO glad I rediscovered porridge last year, because I could eat three huge bowls of So Good cereal every morning if I didn't restrain myself. And I DID usually eat two bowls! My eating habits were terrible!
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