Guilty pleasures

By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2015-02-09 18:03:36 -0600
Started 2011-07-25 09:10:51 -0500

We all have them. Something that you love to eat and you know it may not be the best in the world for you, but you just have to have it on occasion. What is your guilty food pleasure?
Mine is chips dipped in soft I Can't Believen It's Butter Lite. There I said it!! lol

71 replies

Pegsy 2015-02-09 18:03:36 -0600 Report

C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E! Anything chocolate. I dedicate a large part of my life in search of chocolate recipes I can get away with. I have mastered chocolate cheesecake, brownies, chocolate yogurt, hot chocolate. Working on a sugar free fudge and ice cream (or frozen yogurt). I have to be careful because I cannot tolerate artificial sweeteners. I have to stick with Stevia.

diabetesfree 2011-07-29 01:41:00 -0500 Report

Coca-Cola, with real sugar in it. The kind that is now only made in Mexico, and exported to the U.S. A cruel irony!

cindygal1 2011-07-29 00:59:10 -0500 Report

Since my husband was also diagnosed as a diabetic and he is a chocolate lover, so if he eats goo, then he get a half of almond joy. That seems to satisfy his craving.

dietcherry 2011-07-27 21:38:34 -0500 Report

I love mashed potatoes! I would eat them brunch, dinner, and dessert! No butter, gravy, or salt-just pepper! YUM :)

nanaellen 2011-07-28 15:06:40 -0500 Report

OMG your after my own heart!! My Dad gave me the meat and potato sydrome!! LOL But I'll take taters anyway you can make them!! Yummmm!

dietcherry 2011-07-29 00:47:30 -0500 Report

OMG me too Ellen! I have terminal potato lust! lol Is there a 12-stepper for us? :)

AuntieM234 2011-07-29 03:54:14 -0500 Report

Y'all aren't by yourselves—count me in for a ticket on the mashed potato train!! And, I'm with you Ellen, I, too, will take them any way I can get them!!
(Oh if only …) ;-) Mara

VickieF 2011-07-29 14:09:48 -0500 Report

Me Too! LOL Oh man I love fried tato cakes, I'll take my mashed tatos any way you want to fix them

Pynetree 2011-07-27 21:24:17 -0500 Report

Philly Girl…love my Philly CheeseSteaks!! Only have them a few times a year…then only eat half at a time…still spikes my BG, but oh so worth it!

jeffrey9127 2011-07-27 15:43:48 -0500 Report

I love Chinese food. Unfortunitely, my BS numbers sky rocket after I eat it. So I don't eat very much, very often.

GabbyPA 2011-07-28 15:13:50 -0500 Report

This is mine also. I love lo-mein. Dang noodles! I try to stick to beef and broccoli and eat it plain, but there is just nothing like a side of pork fried lo-mein.

AuntieM234 2011-07-29 04:12:01 -0500 Report

Well Gabby, I love the beef and broccoli, but I don't need the lo-mein. I guess my favorite Chinese is Kung Pao Chicken, extra spicey, served over pork fried rice.

Type1Lou 2011-07-27 15:14:48 -0500 Report

I did fall off the wagon while on vacation in Maine. We went to a buffet (I hate buffets!) that had fried whole clams. (I'm not even tempted by the fried clam strips which taste like fried rubber bands to me!). I hadn't put any on my plate because I know anything deep-fried a no-no but my husband gave me one of his…one was all it took! I love whole fried clams…I think I went back twice for them. Well, my BG soared to 300+ after that indulgence. I wish I had simply stuck to the steamers and mussels and stayed away from the fried whatever! Sometimes the will-power takes a vacation. I resolve never to eat fried clams again!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-27 14:07:06 -0500 Report

You want me to confess my diabetical sins?

chemistlover 2011-07-27 14:09:33 -0500 Report


Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-27 14:19:00 -0500 Report

Okay. I hope this doesn't cut me off. Hershey bar with or without nuts, reeses PB cup, pizza, especially Freshetta's, bread…never met a loaf I didn't like. Ice Cream…do I have to list all the flavors? Sweet tea, southern style. Milk shakes, cheesecakes (hold the toppings), BBQ ribs, baked potato, with butter. German chocolate Ice Cream…chocolate combined with coconut. Chocolate _________ (you can fill in the blank). The meatballs they are serving tonight that are cooked in a combination of Cranberry sauce and BBQ sauce. Gotta go…staff eats early LOL

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-27 14:27:38 -0500 Report

Yeah, I do pretty well with those. what screws me up med wise is change. I was on Lantus at night. Injection success rate 95%. Now I am on Humilin (? sp) 50 in am, 30 in pm. Injection success rate 85%. Now my Metformin has been changed to noon. success rate for taking it on time 10%. success rate for taking it once a day, 25%. It takes time for me to change habits. I want to see if I can find an alarm that I can use. My cell phone would have to be set everyday. I want sometime that will remind me to test throughout the day and take that Noon med. My AM & PM meds are not a problem as they are in a pill box on the table.

timy the kid
timy the kid 2011-07-28 21:26:21 -0500 Report

i use to have the same problem i use my computer one of the window programs has a calender that you can use it will pop up a window remineing me to take my meds or else

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-29 13:24:39 -0500 Report

That would work, but my time by the computer is about 15-20 minutes about 3 times a day. I will visit ebay and see.

wes69 2011-07-27 00:35:22 -0500 Report

Wow I have a lot lol. Ice Cream/milkshakes, reeses cups, pizza, cheesecake & key lime pie, fettucine alfredo, lasagna. Ive had none of those since I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago until today…I had to have a key lime pie milkshake mmmm. 2 hours after I had it I was at 220 and 2 hours after that I was back down to 120 so I survived it.

MadManBro 2011-07-26 20:25:27 -0500 Report

Ribs. I may be new at this diabetes thing, but I will find a way to work ribs so that they are Type 2 friendly and memorable. That is my mission, and I choose to accept it.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 20:41:09 -0500 Report

Your search for Diabetes friendly ribs might take you through the DC recipes section where I understand resides an elusive recipe for Diabetic friendly BBQ sauce. This message will self destruct . . . . .

MadManBro 2011-07-26 20:57:47 -0500 Report

Thank you my friend! Found it, saved it, will definitely be trying it out soon.
The one instruction to 'discard the bacon' … that's a sacrilege, isn't it? I mean … it's bacon!

ShellyLargent 2011-07-26 14:16:06 -0500 Report

A great big BBQ steak, medium rare… Hold on while I wipe the drool off! :) Desserts do it for me everytime, too. I have a wicked sweet tooth!

chemistlover 2011-07-26 13:04:38 -0500 Report

does these bad habits ever cause you guys to forget you have diabetes in that point and time

Type1Lou 2011-07-26 14:05:36 -0500 Report

Never…after 35 years on insulin, my Diabetes is a part of who I am.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 15:41:35 -0500 Report

I second Lou's response. I had been on insulin and on oral antiglycemics before that. It is pretty well ingrained in who I am and what I do.

nastasia36 2011-07-26 13:02:16 -0500 Report

Chinese and Mexican food, so wrong on so many levels at least for what I like to eat, but I will have one or the other every few months. My day to day vice is chocolate, but the dark chocolate is low enough in carbs that it does not break the blood sugar bank. I am intolerant of sugar alcohols so anything with sorbitol, malitol, etc I cannot eat so I have to have sparse amounts of 'real' products unless I bake for myself with splenda or nutrasweet.

Teresa Rose
Teresa Rose 2011-07-26 21:03:47 -0500 Report

I'm with you nastasia36!!! I love chinese & mexican food & I have to eat dark chocolate at least once a week!!! ☺

Type1Lou 2011-07-26 12:15:24 -0500 Report

I indulge in a square of good quality dark chocolate covered with a spoonfull of natural peanut butter…YUMMMY…tastes better than Reese's PB cups and lower carb too!

ladymagnolia1963 2011-07-26 07:23:13 -0500 Report

NY style cheesecake! OMG that gets me into trouble LOL. The runner up is pizza. I can eat pizza forever! Especially if the crust is filled with cheese :-). I know…Bad girl! :-).

Love & Blessings to all,

Type1Lou 2011-07-26 12:14:09 -0500 Report

The cheesecake is actually a lower-carb alternative to other desserts as long as it's not covered with syrupy sweet fruit topping…especially if it's made with Splenda or another sugar substitute. And, this DC Recipe site has a recipe for zucchini pizza crust that gets rid of a lot of the carbs in pizza…we do have some healthier alternatives!

jayabee52 2011-07-25 20:45:34 -0500 Report

I have several. "drumstick" ice cream cones (well, actually ice cream in general). Chili Cheese Fries from Del Taco. Jellybelly Jellybeans.

Marytea 2011-07-25 09:20:39 -0500 Report

Honestly the chocolate Hostess cupcakes with the white filling. Haven't had one in so long I can't remember having one. I want one now.:)

Type1Lou 2011-07-26 12:11:36 -0500 Report

As a teenager, I ate Twinkies for dinner. Now they make me gag…you may find that, over the years, your taste buds have evolved. I thank heaven I no longer even want to see a Twinkie!