We went for a walk yesterday right before lunch, then stopped at the gas station. Note to self: Don't do that anymore. The gas station has Diet Coke and potato chips. And I am hungry and more vulnerable to food temptations of lunchtime. I have written about Diet Coke before—it is one of the food addictions I have worked hard to overcome. I give myself a C+ on that. I now have a Diet Coke 3-4 times a week instead of 8-10. My success is up and down. Sometimes I can go weeks without one. And I always feel better. So, long way of getting to the fact that I succumbed yesterday and had a fountain Diet Coke. Here's what I need to remember about that: They never taste good enough for all the bad they do. That needs to be my mantra.
Then there were the chips. But at least I chose the healthier ones. And here's a cautionary note: standard potato chips have about 80 percent more calories and fats that baked ones. The data:
Baked Lays: 160 calories in a 1.375 oz. bag; 4 percent of your daily value of fat, and no trans or saturated fats; and 8 percent of your DV of sodium.
Cape Cod Kettle Cooked: 270 calories in a 1.875 oz. bag; 21 percent of your daily value of fat, 5 percent DV of saturated fat, and no trans fats; and 14 percent of your DV of sodium.
So, if you're going to fall off the wagon with a treat, your choice of treats can make a big difference.
I had the chips with a healthy vegetarian sandwich sandwich: low-fat whole wheat bread, avocado, red pepper, romaine, and hummus. So there's that.