Coke Zero - this is kind of a cheat one as I'd started giving it up before I signed up to MB's pre season. However I've always LOVED coke, especially coke zero. I hear the sound of a can of coke opening and I want one! I went 3 weeks without having one and then had one when I was out at someone's BBQ and it tasted awesome!! However I think it's now been months since I've had one. Mentally I still miss it but it's getting easier (mostly). I never thought I'd drink as much water as I do now. I always found it really boring.
Chocolate - we have lots of chocolate available to us at work so it was pretty easy to go get a chocolate bar out of vending machine. Plus the guys who sit next to me at work sometimes share :) Sometimes if I buy a block of chocolate it can sit there for ages and I'll have a piece every now and then. Other times I'll buy a box of maltesers and not be able to pace myself very well. I did havea Koko Black chocolate last week as I bought my dad chocolates for Father's day, but I just had one! I also had some chocolate on the weekend (as in a mouthful of chocolate mousse cake and some of the chocolate flake bits) - and we are allowed a couple of squares for our dessert this week. Although I think I went a little overboard as I bought 2 x 100g blocks to make sure I got my squares of chocolate (in case Jase found it and ate it all) :) Oh and it was on sale. So I'm not sure this really counts as giving it up :)
Pasta - I LOVE pasta. The week before the program started I made sure I organised a lunch out at a local Italian place :) I especially enjoy creamy, cheesy pastas. I was quite surprised when I had Beef Stroganoff last night which said to use 40g of pasta. I thought that must have been a misprint - and when I saw to add more for the guys I used 80g. It was actually an ok quantity. Whereas I previously would have had a bowl of pasta, and then the meat, etc.. the small amount of pasta just got mixed into the meal and was tasty. I've even found a brand of wholemeal pasta which didn't taste like cardboard!
Dumplings - I'm adding a 4th as the Coke one I'd given up a little earlier, and this one I haven't completely gone without. We had a team lunch Yum Cha on Friday which I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm not sure I really ate less than what I usually do - but at least we didn't have fried dumplings. I could quite happily have dumplings most days of the week so this program will definately see a reduction in frequency.
Erin's food list is over here: