It's really hard to focus on portion control and smart eating when you walk by stuff like this. I don't care that it's twenty bucks or that it has ice crystals on it, I want it, and I WANT IT NOW!! Oh it looks so good!!
I was in Walmart last night when I spotted this. I also had a thought while I was there. I overheard three things while wandering through the ice cream aisle.
- "But I don't really like mint"
- "How am I suppose to start my diet if we keep buying this stuff"
- "no no, I should put it back, I don't need it"
I've been too lazy with how much food I grab. I don't need two handfuls of chips, one is plenty. And I don't need 3 servings of ice cream, 1+ needs to do for now. Look, giving up your favorite treats isn't going to help you lose weight long term, but that doesn't mean you can't choose smart. While a Klondike bar may set you back 270 calories with a whopping 140 from fat, A Klondike Oreo sandwich is 200 calories with just 60 from fat. Next spread things out, have that Oreo sandwich every other night, or every third night is better. Do a sherbet or froyo on night 2, and night one can be pretzels or something.
Ok, I'm probably rambling, but the point is don't give up and don't go cold turkey. Pace yourself for long term change. Sure you can cut your daily calorie intake in half, but that won't work long term and just makes you want food more. Trust me.... or don't, make up your own mind, that's the way to go.