40-Somethings - What Food item will you NOT give up??

Janny O
08-07-2007, 03:37 PM
I always thought this was kinda interesting-my coworkers know what I WON'T give up. So do you all have any food items that you won't give up even if it's not on your plan????

Mine: Coor's Light and 2% shredded cheddar cheese on my salad.


08-07-2007, 03:44 PM
My wine lol, and provolone cheese. I grab a piece once in a while when I'm hungry and there's nothing in the fridge.

08-07-2007, 03:53 PM
I would agree with the wine :D. Although I know I have to give it up as it's been a good chuck of my weight gain I'm sure.

BREAD!!!! STARCH. I could never be an Atkins girl that's for sure.:no:

08-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Ice Cream :)

08-07-2007, 04:23 PM
I'm temporarily giving up the wine......it is really hard! As soon as I'm at goal, I'll reevaluate. I know I'll never give it up for good!

I cannot give up full fat sour cream. I will, if I remember, cut it with Z-trim (I really can't tell the difference), but I cannot and will not use low fat or fat free sour cream! Darn stuff tastes like skim milk with flour mixed in to thicken it. Yuck!

08-07-2007, 04:48 PM
Wine and chocolate!!!! Of course, I'm a firm believer that you don't need to completely give up anything to lose. Everything in moderation!

08-07-2007, 04:51 PM
Coffee... but I drink it black, so it isn't too bad.
Beer... MGD! But only a couple on the weekend.

08-07-2007, 05:27 PM
My whole wheat english muffin w/ 1 tbsp peanut butter in the morning. Makes me soooooo happy!

08-08-2007, 09:21 AM
coffee, tea, Spenda, and fat free half-and-half. I would lose my mind if I didn't get 2 to 4 cups of each a day.

I also won't give up dark chocolate. I only get one piece of Dove dark chocolate a day (45 calories) and I wait for that special after lunch treat.

08-08-2007, 03:07 PM
My Sugar Free Butter Pecan ice cream by Eddy's. It makes me feel like I'm having a "normal" treat and its delicious!

08-09-2007, 08:03 AM
Hi Jan!!!

Ok I agree with you on the 2% cheddar thing!!!!!

I had low fat cheddar yesterday for the first time and what is that stuff????:?:

Yuck. Tasted like rubber to me :(

Janny O
08-09-2007, 10:24 AM
Hiya Karen,
I heard something about Fat Free Shredded cheese a while back. Something to the effect that it's made with oil or gas or something like that. LOL. I heard that it's really bad for you. Tastes like plastic. eeeeuuuw. PS. Don't eat the fat free hot dogs either.....I think they're made with styrofoam...hehehe.

08-09-2007, 11:06 AM
Ice cream

08-09-2007, 11:15 AM
Fat Free cheese doesn't melt. That scares me a little........

Janny O
08-09-2007, 04:22 PM
ABSTRACT: Fat-free mozzarella cheeses containing 4 levels of calcium (0.79%, 0.66%, 0.59%, and 0.50%) were manufactured on 4 separate occasions. Meltability as softening time and temperature, melting time and temperature, flow rate, extent of flow, decrease in cheese height during melting, melt area, whiteness (L* value) at 5 and 60 °C and proteolysis were evaluated on 1, 7, 15, and 30 d. Reduction of 35% of the calcium increased the cheese flow to 2.5 times and the cheese also required 19% less time to melt. Low-calcium fat-free cheeses required lower temperature and less time to soften and melt, and had greater and faster flow. Whiteness decreased and proteolysis was greater in low-calcium cheeses.

See-I told you-it's made from gasoline.......

08-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Good thread!! I will not give up my love for candies and bakery goodies!!

Belly Buster
08-10-2007, 03:02 PM
hmmmmmm...... french fries, pizza, ice cream, whole milk cheese, beer, etc etc etc... ;)

Actually, I am living my life like I don't have to give up anything. Only learn to moderate what I choose, and when I can, make healthy choices about them, ie veggie pizza instead of meat lovers, one chocolate chip cookie that I eat slowly and savor instead of 4.... (my daughter decides to make cookies last night.... my first official day on WW!!)

08-11-2007, 03:47 PM
Pasta. And not the whole grain stuff--the plain, normal white pasta.

Basmati rice.

Peanut Butter.

Hermit Girl
08-13-2007, 01:23 PM
Chocolate... never. Other sweets like cookies or candy, I can totally live without. I fall prey to binging with milk chocolate, so as long as I have some quality bittersweet, like Lindt high cocoa "Intense Orange" .... I'm safe... a couple squares hits the spot. That fits into a lifestyle for me.

Hermit Girl
08-13-2007, 01:33 PM
I read from Lori's post that she won't give up Peanut Butter. As long as it's 100 percent peanuts, and no hydrogenated oils and sugars added, I happen to think that is something people should strive to eat, as it's wholesome plant fats (zero cholesterol) which are completely necessary, and good protein, in the legume family. Skip the high salt if possible, go unsalted if possible, or mix half and half... maybe is a good compromise?

I plan to eat a spoonful everymorning with my coffee! ;)

09-16-2007, 07:43 AM
I won't give up any food.

I am counting calories and as long as I stay within my daily calorie allotment, I eat whatever I want. It's the only diet I can stick with because when I give up foods, I end up feeling deprived and then I throw in the towel!

09-18-2007, 03:15 PM
thats an easy one... i wont give up my wine, i've been following ww and a glass of wine is 2 points... so i figure as long as i can count for it its ok ... besides, this shouldnt be a quick fix, it should be a life long fix and why give up something when its not life long ... right ? its just a temp fix and im looking for the long term goal.

09-18-2007, 04:20 PM
Diet coke

Im more than happy to eat a lean cuisine, lean pocket, thin crust/veggie, low fat cheese, whatever cardboard pizza, but I gotta have it somehow!!!

09-29-2007, 11:00 AM
Bread (whole grain of course) cheese, chocolate, peanut butter and beer.

10-06-2007, 07:46 PM
Love my smirnoff ice wild grape.I dont know how many calories or carbs it has but mmmm it just taste soo good after a day at work.After all we all deserve a little treat here and there.We all work so hard at this weight loss.Go us!!!

Time for a change
10-10-2007, 06:29 PM
I absolutly refuse to give up my Diet Pepsi! But I haven't really given up much of anything. I've just been watching portion sizes & trying to eat low cal/fat/carb. I eat what I want, just not as much of it as I used to.

10-13-2007, 01:34 PM
Butter.... and I have to agree with Belly Buster. I don't want to feel like I need to give anything up, just moderate my portions and how often I have certain foods and journal it in my Fit day. If I feel deprived, then I will not be happy.

10-25-2007, 02:46 AM
That's an easy question..coffee and chocolate. Without those, what else IS there???

Shy Moment
10-25-2007, 08:53 PM
Green olives lol. Green olives and I have become friends. They are there for me late into the night when you are all sleeping. We have long conversations together ( ok I talk they listen ).

Go ahead laugh. Everyone else does lol. My husband says you keep up with those stupid green olives you are going to look like one. HEY round is a shape lol.

I have had to cut down on them from about 28 to about 10 a day. The sodium is pretty high.

Mountain dew is another food. It is a food isn't it? Well if it isn't it should be lol. I have one can every few days. Trying to keep it down to one can a week but once in a while it is two cans a week. Big difference from the 6 cans a day I use to drink.

I really don't do without a thing. I am eating for life, not just eating until I lose weight. If I have this today I don't have it tomorrow. Everything averages out.

10-25-2007, 10:20 PM
Thank heavens I am a calorie counter who believes "all things in moderation". Portion control and counting help me remember that 70% dark chocolate, red wine and extra sharp cheddar cheese are things I don't have to give up. Since this is a lifestyle change, I refuse to think about giving up anything forever - except highly processed foods - which I can no longer abide.

10-31-2007, 12:57 AM
This might sound strange but the item I won't give up is Heinz Ketchup. I love it!!!!