So I might still be in a little bit of denial that I should be eating healthy now, not just when the program officially starts. Here are some of my weaknesses.
Pizza - I love pizza!! Even before the days of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! But sometimes the pizza just isn't worth it. We have a dodgy place just down the road, where I grabbed a small Hawaiian pizza from last friday - sometimes they have good days and the pizza is super yummy, other days it just tastes puffy, oily and largely flavourless. Left me with a stomach-ache :(
Fish and Chips - we went through a phase of not having fish and chips (I usually get grilled Fish so that counts for something right?!) - but recently I've had it a few times, also getting a yummy potato cake! But I had this a week ago and after eating my grilled fish and fried chips I felt like I had drank a cup of oil - it seriously left an awful after taste. I assume they must soak their chips in oil, or not have it at the right temperature or something?! Or I've just never realised how oily chips taste. I had their chips at a BBQ on the weekend and again the awful oily after taste. I'm not sure I can convince myself that potato cakes taste bad - but hopefully I won't waste my "chip quota" on chips that are going to make me feel crap.
Jam Donuts - There is an awesome donut truck at the Vic Market, that do "American Style" doughnuts - whatever that means. The dough seems a slightly different texture but they're still sugar coated jammy doughnuts that taste awesome. The only thing I can say about this is that they can leave a sickly sweet after taste - ie. too sweet. I want to keep going to the market for stuff but I'm not sure I'll be able to pass the donut truck without stopping by. $1 too!
Burgers - the Fish and Chip place does a pretty good traditional style burger. But I think I'll choose to fill my burger quota with Jase's komodo home cooked burgers. Maybe I can find a nice wholemeal bun or go breadless with salad instead...
Coke Zero - already given up. Even when we've had free access to soft drink at work recently I've diligently stuck with my glass of water and sulked a little. :)
Popcorn - I LOVE popcorn. But I love popcorn covered in butter and salt! It's a good thing that I used up the last popcorn at home, and recently when we've gone to the movies I've eaten just beforehand and felt too full to eat popcorn. But it means I have to put up with hearing other people eat it in the cinemas and I can drown it out with my own chewing. It's a good thing we don't go to the cinemas often.
White Bread - Whilst I don't eat a lot of white bread (I'm not a fan of sandwiches) - I do prefer white bread if I'm going to have toast (I just don't like the taste of sourdough and multigrain is super annoying). I also love crunchy white rolls with lots of butter. But for the 12 weeks I'll have wholemeal if I have bread.
Chocolate - I tend to do alright with Chocolate unless people around me are eating it. I try not to buy it for home because if I have a block of chocolate or box of maltesers sitting there then I struggle to pace myself. Unfortunately work has a lolly jar so that when people are late for morning standups they contribute a $1 for the jar. Then at our fortnightly meetings we then get to consume lollies/chocolate (as well as when walking past the table where the jar sits). I think I need to tell more people at work that I'm doing this program. The guys either side of me know - though they also know I haven't started yet ;)
Corn Chips - Mmmmm corn chips and Pringles are another weakness. Just recently someone got me onto Mission cornchips and they taste awesome!! So much better than Doritos! But I imagine they're still not on Michelle Bridge's healthy snack list. Pringles - once I pop I can't stop. I did write a post it note to myself to remind myself that CCs are not as awesome as I remember. But then discovered Mission chips which don't seem to leave the same aftertaste :)
Cheese? I'm sure Bob Harper says there are some cheese that are ok - but they're probably the cheddar (blegh) as opposed to a nice creamy Brie :) This one will be annoying as we get Cheese and Chips on a Friday when the work bar opens. That said I'm guessing my cider or red wine won't be part of the program calories :(
Dumplings!! Although I'm hoping here I could maybe have a few steamed ones and that would be ok as I don't want to give them up completely. Maybe I can make some at home so I know the filling will be good quality :) I feel my resolve wavering... :)
I can't say that I think I'll give these up for good but I'll make a massive effort to eat healthy for the program duration!