Ice Cream

By camerashy Latest Reply 2014-03-27 10:55:32 -0500
Started 2014-03-22 18:21:20 -0500

When my roommate came in and saw me eating vanilla ice cream, he had a fit. "You're not supposed to eat that stuff!" he yelled. When I replied that it was No Sugar Added, Reduced Fat and Lactose Free, he then said "Why do you bother?"
Why DO we bother? My taste has changed so that foods with less of everything in it tastes just fine. Has yours?

51 replies

haoleboy 2014-03-23 17:23:49 -0500 Report

Ben and Jerry's was my downfall, Cherry Garcia if I had a choice.
been over 15 months.
ice cream is on my 'never again' list.


jigsaw 2014-03-23 18:58:48 -0500 Report

Same here! I hate when my wife downs a plate of ice cream in my face, for desert while in a restaurant. Talk about active salivary glands!

jigsaw 2014-03-23 07:44:48 -0500 Report

My taste has changed not only with foods, but also with music, clothes, interests in general, and pretty much everything, now that you mentioned it! I like to attribute it to maturity. (-;

haoleboy 2014-03-23 20:01:48 -0500 Report

I on the other hand have never grown up. still listen to pretty much the same music I did up to the mid 70's. There are albums I have owned on vinyl, 8 track, CD and now mp3. I've worn jeans all my life (but I did give up the bell bottoms ;) yes I have been known to sport a tie dye t shirt from time to time

jigsaw 2014-03-24 04:46:31 -0500 Report

I still listen to alot of the music from way back when! Maybe, I'm still a child after all. Sometimes it's difficult to see yourself. Whatever I am, I'm enjoying it most of the time.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-24 01:17:18 -0500 Report

haoleboy, I was the same until I went in the Army. They made us wear od green, combat boots, dog tags, and a bra, and no halter tops allowed. LOL. I did get so sick of od green anything. I don't own anything od green even now. I still have a pair of bell bottoms but I don't wear them. They are a size 3 and I wear a size 8 now. I still love all of the music I did except I don't like what they called acid rock any more. I have always liked all types of music. I have gotten used to low fat foods.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-23 21:19:04 -0500 Report

Same thing here only I don't wear jeans all the time. There are times I have to dress in gowns for formal events. Love my old music. I still have 331/3 slate records, albums and 45's. I have my original mood ring and Peace Sign necklace. Wore platform shoes till I fell off of them and sprained my ankle. Hate tie-dyed anything. Had a Black Light and the posters. Okay enough of memory lane…lol

jigsaw 2014-03-24 04:52:21 -0500 Report

Just one more thing! Remember all those delicious foods we ate back then, that is until we became aware!

camerashy 2014-03-25 21:09:40 -0500 Report

How did you manage to stop at 3? I don't buy them because I'll eat the whole package. I buy the mini ones for my roommate, but I sniff all the smell out of them before I give them up.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-26 08:43:22 -0500 Report

I know that eating more than 3 can raise my blood sugar. I could eat more than 3 but I would have to walk and I didn't feel like walking. I also stick to serving size most of the time.

jigsaw 2014-03-25 21:25:53 -0500 Report

I have the same problem! I can't stop, so I avoid keeping certain tempting foods around. I keep celery in the frig in large quantities. You would not believe how much celery I consume! I hope they don't find out down the line that celery is unhealthy!!!

jigsaw 2014-03-24 08:52:41 -0500 Report

That's why I said "remember all", You only had 3, way, way ,way back when I bet you would have had 8 or 10! (-;

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-24 09:16:26 -0500 Report

Oh hush jigsaw. back then if we were watching movie or sitting around talking, we ate the whole bag…LOL then ate chips, candy and soda. Shhh don't tell anyone…lol

JaredLahti 2014-03-23 06:21:07 -0500 Report

I bother because I love food. I have cut out most of the bad stuff but I allow myself the occasional cheat cause otherwise I go crazy and eat way too much. I also choose my cheat day to b on a day where I work out even harder.

jayabee52 2014-03-23 03:43:41 -0500 Report

Howdy 'Shy
My tastebuds seem to change all the time.

What once tasted terrific to me a few weeks later tastes rather bland and I wonder why I was so in love with it before.

I live alone so I don't have anyone to act as "food police". Sometimes I wish I had someone around my place, other times I am glad I don't.

But perhaps your roommate says something because he cares what happens to you. Just a thought.

God's best!


camerashy 2014-03-25 21:12:03 -0500 Report

Maybe he's just afraid if something happens to me he'll have to go back to cleaning up his own mess and doing his own cooking.
You're right, though about stuff tasting different.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-22 23:40:34 -0500 Report

I also like that ice cream and the reason I bother is because …well I like ice cream. I also switched to 1% milk for my 1 cup of coffee in the am and for cooking. It did take a while to get used to it but now I love it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-23 21:22:31 -0500 Report

Under no circumstances do I drink or buy anything but whole milk. I use powdered creamer in coffee and I drink that several times a day. I drink decafe. If I go to Royal Farms I have the real stuff. I either have Kona, Jamaican Blue Mountain, Guatemalan or Brazilian Coffee. Depends on how wide awake I want to be. I can't stand Starbucks and they don't have non dairy creamer.

camerashy 2014-03-23 01:41:30 -0500 Report

1% milk is my favorite. See, we grew up on powdered milk, and after that, regular milk feels so thick it's hard to swallow. Do you believe he actually asked me that? Then later tonight he wanted a bite of chocolate and all there is in the house is sugar-free, so he had a bite and never said a word about it.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-24 01:25:46 -0500 Report

My Mom used powdered milk a lot especially when cooking, even powdered buttermilk.
I guess his chocolate withdrawals was worse than his dislike of sugar-free. LOL

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-23 21:24:13 -0500 Report

My neighbor gave our mother a box of powdered milk. She made it for us. We tossed out the milk and she threw the box of milk in the trash. We refused to drink it. Had a terrible after taste. I only drink whole milk. Tried 2% tasted like watered down whole milk.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-22 19:29:28 -0500 Report

Thankfully, I don't have food police around me. If someone had a fit around me about what I was eating, they would be wearing it or I would have a few choice words for them. I don't allow anyone to question me about what I am eating. I eat no sugar added ice cream. I don't like the reduced fat, lactose free because it doesn't taste like ice cream.

I had real chocolate ice cream and it was pretty good although I don't eat as much. I have noticed that if I eat something with sugar it taste differently if it is the real thing. I have gotten adjusted to eating the mini candy bars again because I use them if I am going some where and will need some glucose fast. They work well at Funerals and Weddings because they make no noise and I can pop the whole thing in my mouth and let it slowly dissolve. If I have hard candy, everyone on the row wants some.

camerashy 2014-03-22 21:06:25 -0500 Report

I accidentally picked up some regular yogurt the other day. OH! It tasted just WONDERFUL! I'll be sure to not do that again. That was as bad for my sugar level as eating an apple with peanut butter on it.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-22 21:34:23 -0500 Report

I test first. If my sugar level is between 80 and 90, I go for the real stuff now and then. Regular yogurt. Doesn't move my blood sugar at all. I thought that was strange.

camerashy 2014-03-23 01:43:09 -0500 Report

What that was that raised my sugar so much was Black Cherry, which is one of my absolutely favorite flavors in the whole world.

JaredLahti 2014-03-23 06:17:13 -0500 Report

Was it regular yogurt or Greek yogurt? I only eat Greek because it has more protein in it and it is so yummy.

camerashy 2014-03-25 21:18:28 -0500 Report

I tried Greek yogurt. I didn't much care for the consistency. I can't eat Jello, either because of the consistency. Or mushrooms, or jelly -

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-03-24 01:30:20 -0500 Report

My doctor suggests I eat the Greek yogurt and take probotics. Since I have to take so many antibiotics, and of course yeast infections.. It took a little getting used to the Greek but I like it now.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-03-23 21:26:32 -0500 Report

I tried the Orkos Greek Yogurt. John Stamos not appearing was my first disappointment…lol. Greek yogurt is too tart for my taste. I ate the container of orange cream but never bought any other flavors to try..

Type1Lou 2014-03-22 18:56:35 -0500 Report

I have had diabetes since 1976 and yes, my taste has definitely changed. I choose to no longer indulge in such edibles as fudge, cotton candy and other gooey, sticky sugar-laden sweets…even though I could dose my insulin to handle those "toxic" foods. I choose not to because it is healthier for me. My husband can eat anything he wants and I don't resent him for doing so. I do indulge in the sugar-free ice cream (1/2 cup per serving and around 15 grams of carb, depending on the flavor). My dessert tonight was Atkins peanut-caramel bar (13 grams of carb) while hubby had 2 apple-cherry turnovers. I've learned to substitute safer foods for the heavy carb items. My spaghetti sauce is served over french style green beans while my husband gets the "real" spaghetti. I'll only eat all natural peanut butter now (just peanuts and salt) because I can't stand the texture and taste of the more popular brands that my husband likes. Living successfully with diabetes demands changes and adaptations…and it can be done quite pleasurably. Sorry your roommate seems so close-minded.

camerashy 2014-03-22 19:16:23 -0500 Report

Have you tried putting your spaghetti sauce over spaghetti squash? I like that.
There a re a few Atkins bars I can tolerate, but not anything with peanuts in it. I'm not allergic to peanuts, but just lately my stomach will not deal with peanuts, no matter how carefully I chew them.
And yeah, my roommate is kinda weird. If it doesn't contain pasta, it just isn't a meal - and I can't do that. As I've said before in another discussion, sometimes I feel like a short-order cook.

Type1Lou 2014-03-23 10:46:30 -0500 Report

I've tried spaghetti squash but like the green beans better.The only way I'll eat okra is in gumbo (without the rice for me). I don't like Lima beans, lentils or Brussels sprouts. I've tried and retried the Brussels sprouts because they're so cute and I do like other cruciferous veggies but just don't like the sprouts.

camerashy 2014-03-25 21:22:14 -0500 Report

for brussels sprouts, try my way - it's REALLY good. Get your water warm, then add vinegar and (I use Truvia) your sweetener, just so there seems to be a balance of taste. Then cook the brussels sprouts in that. If you cook it down, the sprouts are soft and yummy.

Type1Lou 2014-03-26 16:06:51 -0500 Report

Thanks for the suggestion…if I try them again (hubby likes them), I"ll try the vinegar but I don't care for the taste of Truvia…I can manage to swallow a few sprouts if I smother them in cheese sauce.

msann 2014-03-22 18:41:39 -0500 Report