Junior Mint disaster/gave into sugar

Marytea
By Marytea Latest Reply 2011-06-07 20:03:22 -0500
Started 2011-06-05 20:03:46 -0500

I admit it. I had junior mints at the movies. Do I just cut carbs the rest of the day and focus on protein. How do I recover the damage I did. I will say though they tasted great.


9 replies

ravenmoon33
ravenmoon33 2011-06-07 10:05:30 -0500 Report

Don't feel bad..I had a similar disaster with some Easter candy not too long back. I paid for it for the rest of the day.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-07 02:36:28 -0500 Report

When I overcarb I just watch what I eat the rest of the day -lower carbs more protein. Overdoing once in awhile wont do lasting harm (that's what my Dr told me after I overdid on Old School Fries). But if it happens regularly then the problems follow. I'll try to think of ways to eat what I overdid the next time without overdoing. Sometimes I have overdone because I had gone to long without enjoying a former favorite food. So I will keep a small amount on hand, and, if it is like jr mints, I will eat 5 carbs everyday if that keeps the urge under control. If it was mindless eating, like they were there and so was I, then I try to have a smaller amount with me the next time. Or avoid them completely if I find I keep eating too many under the same circumstance. I found out two weeks ago I had avoided cinnamon bears long enough that they seemed to taste like red dye bears.

Marytea
Marytea 2011-06-07 08:58:26 -0500 Report

Thank you for your thoughtful response. It's not something I plan on doing often. Maybe next time I go to a movie I can pack a small bag and take the mints with me. I am able to keep a box at home without being tempted. I connect the mints with the movies and I don't go that often, thank goodness. Once again thank you.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-06-07 16:47:16 -0500 Report

Sounds like you are usually well prepared. I fall into the mind associating a food with an activity trap from time to time. It is hard to remember to think before putting something in my mouth at times. I'm really good at inserting my foot there also.

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