I don't believe in deprivation. Depriving yourself of your favorite foods is the worst thing you can do. Like I said today in another thread, I don't deny myself the foods I love, I just eat them in extreme moderation. Also in that same thread I mentioned sausage gravy and biscuits and it gave me the idea to ask some of you if you still eat your favorite 'sinful' foods and how you have them.
For example, again, I love sausage gravy and biscuits, especially from Bob Evans. And on rare occasions, when we go there to eat, I'll order a very small portion of it. But I modify it a little bit. I ask that the gravy be a small portion served in a small bowl, not the standard bigger bowl. And instead of getting it on a biscuit (those biscuits are even more calories than the gravy itself) I get it on a piece of plain texas toast.
One Bob Evans biscuit: 281 calories
Texas Toast: 120 calories
161 calories saved.
One cup (larger serving) sausage gravy: 219 calories
One small 4 oz. serving: 125 calories
94 calories saved.
Total calories saved by getting the SMALL portion of gravy and dry texas toast rather than a biscuit: 255 calories.
So how do YOU manage to work in your favorite foods by modifying a little?