One of my goals with this blog is to not only share recipes and sound nutrition advice, but it’s to keep it real- to give you an inside look as to what’s happening in the day-to-day of the Serbinski kitchen. The good. The bad. The dinosaur chicken nuggets. You know, the healthy and not-so-healthy quirks Momma Bear and her cubs. SO, with that theme in mind, I want to talk about the day I ate an entire bag of chips BY MYSELF. And why I’ve vowed to never let a stinking bag of crunchy carb-o-licious snacks in my house again… unless we have a BIG party where I can share the bag with more than two toddlers!
These two bags o’ deliciousness are the culprits to my all-day-snacking binges. No more my friends, NO MORE!
Seriously though. I think one of the hardest parts about being a stay at home mom [for me] is that there’s constant access to my pantry and fridge. While I do a pretty good job at keeping the kids out of the cupboards, I should do a better job at taking my own advice. Now during the warmer months it was a lot easier to say no to the animal crackers and pretzels and veggie straws. But now that I’m stuck indoors most of the day, I’m having a rough time of telling those foods N-O!
So where does that lead me with portion control? Well it’s simple. Portion control [for me] is nonexistent when it comes to foods like potato chips, veggie sticks, pretzels, any carbohydrate cracker-ish snack. I wish I had this problem with vegetables, but I’m just not wired that way [and chances are neither are you]. Want to know what I’m doing to fix the problem? I’m rarely buying these foods. In fact, if I really want some, I’ve been asking my Mom and Dad to stash the goods at their house so I can have a handful [or two] when I’m there.
The purpose of this post is simple: I’m admitting defeat. And letting you know it’s not always a ½ cup sliced veggies over here. I hope by reading this you too can relate and yourself permission to be vulnerable and no when to call in reinforcements when it comes to eating a certain food.
But most importantly, instead of giving up this guilty-pleasure food altogether, I say find people and solutions that can help you still enjoy a bite or two every now and then [i.e. me giving my parents the go-ahead for buying and keeping veggie sticks at their house].