Thursday, March 15, 2012

Throw food away? YES

Last night I had a moment of weakness at the grocery store. I came home with a giant bag of Hint-of-Jalepeño Tostitos and some salsa.

Salsa has no fat and is low in calories, right? So — I told myself — if I'm going to give in to this snack craving, this is a good option.

Came home and ate half the bag. Went to bed without logging the calories, happy as a clam.

**note: I know better than to buy OR eat things without looking at the calorie content first and measuring out a reasonable portion, Like I said, moment of weakness.

Woke up this morning and realized my mistake. 140 calories per serving. Serving size: about 6 chips. 

YIKES!

Worse, half a bag of this delicious temptation was still sitting on my counter. So I threw them away while I was still feeling strong, because there's always another willpower-fail around the corner. For me, it's not a question of whether it will happen but when.

Of course I hate to throw away perfectly good food. I'm well aware of how lucky I am to have cheap, accessible plentiful food. But eating those chips wouldn't have helped a hungry child anywhere — or gotten my money back, or even nourished my own body. It would just make me fat.

Moral of the story: If you make a mistake and buy something you shouldn't have, and there's no one to give it to... throw it away as soon as you come to your senses!


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