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?


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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