Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rockin' the low fat shakes

Probably one of my favorites things to do with low fat ice cream is make shakes. If you want to go real hard core, just use some 1% milk and you'll be rockin' the low fat train to tasteville, hehehehe. Well, yesterday was yet another messy new england day yet I still had the urge for a milkshake. Being low on low fat ice cream flavors, I tried taking the Edy's Peppermint ice cream and then drowning it with Nesquick. Well the ice cream melted quick in the milk and came out to a dark, rich chocolate color, but all I could taste was peppermint! It was a total fail, not of the ice cream, but of my foolish attempt to try and cover it up. My chocolate trick is great on berry flavors, but not so much on the peppermint.

Oh, speaking of low fat, I would just like to say that I'm getting really tired of the rising fat content in the snacks that are available out there. I'm a snacker, plain and simple, and I've been trying to cut down a few pounds (ok, 12) but it's been too hard with minor adjustments. It's time to go all out and cut my food intake, i've got to cut my snacking down by about half. And when choosing those snacks, I gotta give up the high fat right now. The bigger problem is that I uneducatedly suspect that saturated fat is what drives my heart burn. Well, that and not being careful with chocolate, tomatoes, etc. Thing is, when my heartburn is bad, I don't seem to burn calories as well. This isnt scientific, it just my observations which I suddenly feel compelled to share.

Now I'm not talking about crazy bird food type diet, I mean fig newtons instead of chocolate chip cookies, pretzels instead of chips, baked instead of fried, and smaller portions too! No more eating from the bag, I gotta stop that!! I finally had enough the other day, it's time to man up. Sure I love donuts, but there's nothing wrong with a nice hearty piece of bread either, or maybe a nice cinnamon waffle without the butter (or one of those new Eggo Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Thick & Fluffy Waffles I just bought, mmmmm). Ok, I gotta stop this, I'm getting hungry again!!

Update: Don't worry, I'm still doing reviews, I just have to be smarter about it. When I started this blog, I had hoped it would remind me how to eat slow again, but it really didn't. I can admit it, I don't eat 1 chip at a time, or 1 cheez-it, or 1 wheat thin, and that kind of behavior leads to too many calories in one sitting. I can't just magically hope my weight will go back down like it has been, I'm passed a few pounds overweight. I was in trouble when I hit the +10 mark but I guess I just didn't want to admit it, or I was too lazy to change, but I'm hoping by saying it outloud it will keep my momentum going from the last several days of smarter choices. I have always been a firm believe you can have a cake and eat it too, just don't take that big a slice!

4 comments:

Adam said...

Just have a smaller portion of regular premium ice cream and top it with something like pretzels or almonds (better yet, Emerald's dark chocolate almonds – just 150 cals per 1 oz). Satiating yourself is more mental than physical, and the flavor combos will help.

Anonymous said...

Good for you Dubba! I'm rooting for you! But don't cut down the Ice cream posts :( Do more Edy's reviews!

Rodzilla said...

Good luck with your pursuits, Dubba. But realize that it's overall calories rather than fat content that need to be monitored.

I don't believe there is any reason sat. fats would give you heartburn in comparison to unsaturated fats.

Dubba said...

Thanks everybody! I was good for like 7 years but this last year has been tough, at least I finally snapped and decided to cut the calories way down (and not just the fat).

maybe it's not so much the fat but how and what i'm eating that has fat in it, iunno, I just know I've had enough!