Cutting the crap

Washington Post: Confessions of a recovering diet food junkie

Who hasn’t struggled with weight at some point? And how many of us shied away from real food in favor of “diet food” — Lean Cuisines, Special K bars, baked potato chips? I don’t know about you, but all that crap just left me hungrier.

Now I eat butter (but in tiny amounts) and don’t feel guilty. If I eat chocolate or ice cream, I make sure it is quality — I just eat less, and less often. In fact, I eat less and less often in general, because the foods I choose fill me up with nutrients instead of chemicals I’m no longer a slave to my Diet Coke habit; sparkling water is my pick when I need something bubbly.

I hope you’ll ban frozen meals from your diet, too!



  1. I’ve been on a frozen meals kick, and I hate it so much. BANNED.

    1. So glad to hear that! I used to eat frozen meals almost every day for lunch, until I realized 1. a pb&j tends to taste so much better, and costs about 1/4 as much, or even better, 2. by doubling last night’s dinner there was plenty left for Scott and me to each have wholesome, delicious lunches.

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