Today was a day when I
My normal mode is to avert my eyes and refuse to look back at the sight of foods that initiate cravings in my mind. That mode usually serves me pretty well but sometimes I feel as though I am going to burst if I cannot have a bite.Let us remember that Jane does not do 'bites'. Bites do not end with a single bite. It may not happen immediately but either later that day or the next or two days later, I will pick up a spoon and binge. The first bite does it to me every time - so no bites is safer than 'just one bite.'
In my spiritual meditation practice it is suggested that I accept what is and do so without fear. So today when I saw the sundaes and my eyes returned to look again, I viewed the sundaes dispassionately. I did not wonder what the flavors were or what the feel was like in their mouths. I accepted that what I was seeing could only hurt me if I put it in my mouth. It could only hurt me if I started to romance the sight with imagining tastes and textures.
My eyes were drawn to the mountain of whipped cream topping. It was a lot. I was thinking how many servings of cream were on each sundae. Let's say each sundae had 1.25 oz of whip - that is 35 grams. Over 110 calories just for the topping - and I am sure I am being conservative in my estimate.
Despite the truth that I am someone who, just a few years ago, did (more than once) consume a whole can of Reddi-Whip in one evening, I consider myself a good judge of calories for anything where I know the ingredients and quantities (and care to do the math). The sundae is about 1070 calories -without nuts and a cherry.
I don't begrudge the people who were eating the sundaes for their choice. I am sure no one begrudges my choice either. My choice is to do what is right for my body. My body does not mix well with sugar.
I am sorry to tell you: I have not found a way to consume sugar in healthy and tasty portions, dear readers. There is no new miracle out there to allow me 'have my sugar and eat it, too'. So I practice not having it each day and that is working for me.