Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Biggest Loser and pop tarts

We watched The Biggest Loser last night, and I was yelling at the screen for them to start moving while they were in the Grand Canyon. NOBODY needs a gym to get fit- you only need to move in ways that your body is not used to in order to build muscles and more efficiently burn fat. I kind of smirked when Jillian and bob told them all the same thing.

But lest i sound like a know it all or something, I did spend the show sitting and munching a Pop Tart. No, not your regular pop tart , but a new one put out by Fiber One. Looks like pop tarts, smells like pop tarts, tastes like pop tarts, but are two points per pop tart. It's nice to be able to give into a junk food craving and not blow your whole program.

Hubby bought these when he stopped off at the store for some fruits and veggies and yogurt. I had shared with him the Hungry Girl newsletter talking about these pop tarts a while back and he thought they would be a nice treat for our son, who used to inhale boxes of pop tarts. He is such a nice dad ! Actually it is a good opportunity to help my son deal with one of his trigger foods in a way that is safe. We have ben incorporating some of our old trigger foods just to practice managing our intake of these. They will always be around, and there will be times when our paths cross, so best strategy is not to completely avoid them, but learn how to enjoy them sensibly.

I don't think these will become a regular item in our pantry, but every once in a while they will show up. We all seem to like the Fiber One bars a lot more.


Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Martha from the support group on Yahoo. I followed your link over and just wanted you to know that I've enjoyed reading about all the wonderful things you and your family are doing together. It's great that you're keeping a journal. One day, when you can all look back at it and remember the ways you helped one another. Talk about a bonding experience :-) Keep up the good work.

Rosie said...

Don't you just love Fiber One?! They are the bomb. I want to try their pancake mix. Their chocolate and oat bars are the BEST.

I think I'm going through the same phase as you guys are... learning to control those trigger foods.