By One Pan Annie
Sugar and salt? Can’t have them around. Well, I have sugar in the sugar bowl and salt in the salt shaker, but you know what I mean.
If I have candy in the house, it calls to me. “Yoo-hoo, I’m here, tasty, tasty, come and get me.” Then I say to myself, “You know. There are the same number of calories in this if I stretch it out or if I eat it all at once so I might as well . . .”
That’s called an addiction, so I don’t buy it. I only have to resist it once if I don’t buy it. I have to resist it many times over if I bring it home, and I don’t seem to be able to do that..
I have the same problem with salt – especially if its in the shape of potato chips or in the case of last week, a ten-sausage pack of Polish sausages. Yep, ate them in one week. If you don’t think they were especially good cooked in my one-pan with potatoes, think again.
Weight gain? Of course. Four pounds. So, I can’t buy them either. I only resist it once if I don’t buy them. I have to resist them many times over if I bring them home and I don’t seem to be able to do that.
I used to think people thought of food as fuel, Now I realize they don’t. We eat what is around us. The Neanderthals did, the American Indians did, and my grandparents did. Now look at what we have around us. Mercy, mercy, mercy!!!
Good luck if you think you can buy that stuff, bring it home, and then not eat it. I can’t.
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