20-Somethings - Eating half and throwing the rest away?




irishluck8
09-20-2008, 09:34 AM
My favorite day is Saturday. I love to go into the city centre and shop at the farmers market and have lovely coffee. Some of the vendors have fantastic breads and pastries. Does anyone ever buy a treat, eat half and throw the rest away?


bargoo
09-20-2008, 09:57 AM
Better to throw it away than to gain weight back .

Candi
09-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Sometimes I do!! Just so I don't eat the whole thing {you know we would if it's in our hands!! LOL!!}. I know it's kind of a waste,but your not eating the whole thing and.....it's KIND OF half the Calories! LOL!! Welcome chick! This weightloss stuff is EVIL!! But we're all getting through it!!


NishKitten
09-20-2008, 10:06 AM
I love the farmer's Market! I will usually find someone that wants the other half, or if I have my friends kids with me I just give it to them, or i'll have them give it to me in one of those little wax baggies and put it in my purse for later.

I seem to be able to do this with sweets, but man... when I get my hands on those croissants from the 'Hot French Guy' I buy 3, eat 1 and give the other two to my favorite organic produce/meat sellers down the street for breakfast. And I don't feel one bit guilty. :D

They import this special cream from their family farm in south france to make sweet butter by hand and that's why they taste so good.

zenor77
09-20-2008, 12:23 PM
I used to buy bear claws at the farmer's market, eat half and then save the other half for Sunday morning. Since we moved, I haven't been too tempted by the pastries at the market here though (which is probably a good thing.)

ellieflorida
09-20-2008, 12:25 PM
Well, for me, once I eat even a little bit of a sweet treat, its enough for me to get off track all day. If you can eat just a bit and throw the rest away and never look back, more power to you. But I know from experience, I can't do this

Kelbrina
09-20-2008, 12:30 PM
I'd probably eat it all :S I have such hang-ups on not wasting food that I need to get over.

sh3l5
09-20-2008, 12:45 PM
it wud depend what it is for me....
and how much ive eaten the rest of the day....
ive just eaten 2 slices of a 9 inch pizza (less than a quater)....
so at about 200 calories i dont feel so bad about it....

BillBlueEyes
09-20-2008, 01:09 PM
Congratulations - that's a BIG step to be able to buy something, eat half, and throw the other half away. That's still in my dreams....

Wolf Goddess
09-20-2008, 03:32 PM
No, I wouldn't throw it away - but I would save it. Leftover pastries + microwave = good as new.

JulieJ08
09-20-2008, 04:17 PM
I seem to be able to do this with sweets, but man... when I get my hands on those croissants from the 'Hot French Guy' I buy 3, eat 1 and give the other two to my favorite organic produce/meat sellers down the street for breakfast.

That's a lovely idea.

CookieMonster416
09-20-2008, 04:38 PM
That's great! I wish I was able to do that. I actually bought 2 cupcakes at the new cupcake place underneath me a couple of days ago. My plan was to eat half the chocolate and half the vanilla so I could experience both, yah I ate both completely. oops

Shannon in ATL
09-20-2008, 04:39 PM
The local coffee shop near me has fantastic pastry, homeade by a baker in the area. I used to stare at it through the case and never bought it. One day I commented out loud how I wished I could only buy 1/4 of the pastry - immediately, three other women in line jumped in agreed with me... During the summer we all met there on Wed, cause we went to work around the same time, and split a pastry, taking turns picking which one.

Now that the kids are back in school we don't get there at the same times, but it was fun during the summer! :)

JulieJ08
09-20-2008, 04:48 PM
The local coffee shop near me has fantastic pastry, homeade by a baker in the area. I used to stare at it through the case and never bought it. One day I commented out loud how I wished I could only buy 1/4 of the pastry - immediately, three other women in line jumped in agreed with me... During the summer we all met there on Wed, cause we went to work around the same time, and split a pastry, taking turns picking which one.

Now that the kids are back in school we don't get there at the same times, but it was fun during the summer! :)

How neat! And with perfect stranger too!

Star2Be
09-21-2008, 12:32 AM
Hmm, I honestly don't think I'd be able to do this, either. I know that I don't need the extra calories (certainly not! ha) but I'm really mindful of any kind of waste. If I were to go out on a limb to shell out $5 for some fancy-schmancy pastry, there's no WAY I'd throw half of it away! To me that would feel like throwing my money away. If possible, I'd try to eat half and save the rest for later, but honestly I don't think I'd be able to stop halfway through. So it's kind of a lose-lose situation for me, heh. I'd be better to avoiding buying any of those things in the first place! But as others have said, if that works for you and you wouldn't obsess over the waste, power to ya. Even if it's already something unhealthy, it's ALWAYS healthier to have 1/2 the calories than all of them! Lol. :D

RememberHowToSmile
09-21-2008, 09:41 PM
I do it. Not just with pasteries with other food too. I came to a realization awhile ago that I have a problem with food and with controlling food. When I really want something if I don't eat a taste of it I will start trying to fill myself up on other food and just eat a bunch of crap. So if I want a pasterie or an appatizer with my meal, or an ice cream cone or whatever I'll eat a few bits, offer it to whoever is with me, if they decline throw it away.

My brother said something to me when we were out to eat the other day asked why I order so much food and only ate a 1/3 of everything, and I explained this too him and he just looked a little confused but said ok. Its my way of being at peace with food. Nothing is off limits just in portion.

midwife
09-21-2008, 09:46 PM
I did it yesterday. I took the kids to an amusement park and we ordered funnel cakes. The boys took off with theirs and I was sharing with 2 little ones. The little ones changed their minds and didn't want funnel cake after all. Argh! I had 2 bites and dumped it in the trash. Better in the trash than on my a-- (ahem, it kinda rhymes with trash) :)

JuliaDH
09-21-2008, 10:04 PM
I share with DH. Those fresh cream eclairs are sinful! But only 1/2 not so bad and they are fun to share with your SO nudge ;-)

summersunshine
09-22-2008, 03:09 AM
I like the motto: I'll either waste it in my body or I'll waste it in the trash- but either way it will be wasted. Better in the trash than on my ***!!!

scarahjs
09-22-2008, 10:22 AM
I will eat half and save the rest for another day!!!

JulieJ08
09-22-2008, 10:48 AM
If throwing it out feels like waste, consider eating it "just because" to be wasting your previous hard work.