Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Cereal Experiment

The Biff and I had a convo last week about my trigger foods, and how I can't keep anything in my house that's snackable and non-portion controlled. Big bags of chips, ice cream, things like that.

But I've been doing a lot better lately, haven't I? Tackling my issues, suppressing my bingey tendencies. Eating reasonable portions. Last week, I went to bed with the remainder of a pint of sorbet, then ended up getting out of bed and putting it back without finishing it. That has never happened in the history of time. A non-scale victory for sure.

This week, I got to thinking a lot about cereal.

I love cereal. But when I buy it, I eat the whole. Damn. BOX. Maybe not in one day, but in two, definitely. Excessively large bowls, two bowls at a time, gorgegorgegorge until it's gone.

But cereal is so tasty! And such a nice light post-yoga meal. And so comforting.

And I want to experiment with having cereal in my house.

Let's see how this goes.

Next time, I'll get healthier stuff.


  1. I am nuts (we already know this).
    But I portion out e v e r y t h i n g into containers or baggies or mason jars as soon as I get it home from the store (or finish cooking). I see a box of cereal and am instantly overwhelmed, even though I KNOW I don't have to eat the whole thing. Just SEEING the box is enough to make me give up. Extra work on shopping day makes for a successful yogini all week... Maybe it'd work the same for you, kind of??

    1. I totally get what you mean! I used to try to do that, but the problem with my bingey brain is that when it's on, it doesn't matter if things are pre-portioned or not, I would eat five bags of anything. So I just don't have anything I can snack on in the house, everything I have I have to MAKE, which usually stops me. Thanks for the idea though!