Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trigger Foods

Trigger foods, we all have them.

You know, the food that you eat some of and then you can't stop eating? They trigger a binge.

Potato chips are the perfect example. Lays has a whole ad campaign based on this concept.

In fact, I'm pretty sure the foods on Weight Watchers core program are foods that don't cause binging. I think that is why they are considered safe.

I do actually have a point here.

Cereal is a trigger food for me. I'm not sure why. And it seems like it can be any kind of cereal. Count Chocula (my favorite), Cheerios, Corn Flakes - it doesn't matter. I can just eat a small serving of cereal because I am not hungry and I know I need to eat breakfast and then I am famished. I want three more bowls.

Cereal is my perfect appetizer.

Does this happen to anyone else? Can anyone explain this?

3 comments:

Becky said...

Maybe there's crack in there? Quick. Check the ingredients.

DC Urban Dad said...

I absolutely need and crave Fruit Loops and Frosted Mini Wheats. Cereal for dinner rocks!

EDW said...

Saltines do it for me. Strange, I know. Saltines with butter! YUM.

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