Some time ago in my post about the Starbucks black and white cookies, I mentioned that the best desserts are ones you would eat whether you were dieting or not.
I think those are the best foods in general. Earlier today, after a trip to the local Farmer’s market, I posted on Facebook that my favorite foods included berries, cherries, jicama, mangoes, mushrooms, spinach, grapes, plums, pears, and a variety of other fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make dieting easier.
There are certainly some off-limits food for me when I’m trying to watch what I eat. Barbecue potato chips (unless in a single serving bag) are at the top of the list- simply because I lose all control. I also avoid cake/cupcakes unless they’re homemade.
That also means that when I’m “off” my diet I pretty much live off of potato chips.
There are definitely some foods that I find myself drooling over whether I’m dieting or not, but they’re also some of my better options when I’m eating out. If I go to McDonalds on a “diet” I’ll get apple slices or a small fry. If I go to McDonalds while off-plan, I’ll get the largest size fry I can get.
If I go to a Japanese place on a diet, I’ll get sushi and/or sashimi. If I go to a Japanese place while not on a diet, I’ll get… sushi and/or sashimi.
Frozen yogurt. It is the single most amazing dessert because it joins together the dieting and non-dieting world in a frozen mix of happiness. (That is if you get good frozen yogurt. Pinkberry is by far the best, but Red Mango is decent as well. Yogurtland does not compare).
- FtSoLK: Pretty Enough to Eat (Out of) (honeylissabee.com)
- FtSoLK: Adult Lunchables, Bistro Boxes, and Easy Lunchboxes (honeylissabee.com)
- FtSoLK: Woohoos in the Failures (honeylissabee.com)
- FtSoLK: Goals for Spark Month 2 (honeylissabee.com)