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How does one fight the dark forces of the potato chip?(19 posts)

How does one fight the dark forces of the potato chip?carnageasada
Aug 14, 2002 3:55 PM
I seldom drink, never smoke, don't drink coffee and I'm all but immune to sweets. Yesterday after a three hour ride I got home and made a nice yogurt smoothie. Fresh peaches, yogurt, frozen banana. I thought my hunger was sated, but I kept eyeing the aioli olive oil bag of chips that my wife is always buying at the health food store. I told myself I'd just have a few. Ten minutes later I terminated the entire bag's contents with extreme prejudice. Is there a stronger soul out there who has faced this temptation and not succumbed to it?
simple...distract those forces with beer n doughnuts. ;-)~ nmsn69
Aug 14, 2002 4:51 PM
Problem with your recovery mealPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Aug 14, 2002 6:00 PM
The main problem I see with your recovery meal (the smoothie) is mainly it doesn't have a lot of calories and is next to no fat. Its great to be health conscious but you still need the fat in your diet. And the health food chips although a heck of a lot better than regular chips still have that fat which is what your body was most likely craving.

Nick Corcoran
re: How does one fight the dark forces of the potato chip?sweetbuns
Aug 14, 2002 6:01 PM
Post workout, I do similar to you, raw juices, blended drinks, fruits....but that evening, a few hours after I've been home, had a shower and I can kick my feet up, I try to load up on raw fruit or vegetable fats like avocados, coconuts, durians, flax and olive oils, etc. This is something I didn't do last year and I found myself eating EVERYTHING in site. This summer, not a problem. Get the raw healthy fats in, definitely will curb the post workout cravings. If that don't work, eye the wife instead of the chips, turn on some Barry White and go for another ride...

Barbecue soy nuts. Instead of chipsfirstrax
Aug 14, 2002 6:53 PM
4 grams fat, 9 grams carbs, 12 grams protein and 5 grams of fiber.
Builds strong muscles and helps you poop!Sintesi
Aug 15, 2002 5:22 AM
Now, that's what I call a snack!
Ditto on the EFA'sMXL02
Aug 15, 2002 3:51 AM
If you can get some flax seed oil which has essential fatty acids, it will help curb your appetite. Salty snack foods, however, are definitely hard to resist after a big work out, since your body is craving salt and carbs.
just don't eat the first onetarwheel
Aug 15, 2002 4:03 AM
As long as I don't eat one chip, I am fine. But as soon as I eat just one, I can't stop. Those little lunch bags of chips are a good way to control how much you eat. You'll eat 'em all up in a few bites. If I start munching from a big bag of chips, watch out. I eat more peanuts than chips. They've got some protein and fat, so they seem to curb my appetite a lot better than chips or sweet snacks.
Me too.Spoke Wrench
Aug 15, 2002 7:00 AM
I have control over eating the first potato chip, but the second and subsequent chips have control over me. Same thing's true of Scotch.
scotch: LOL (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 15, 2002 7:31 AM
Eat onion dip with my fingers! (nm).cabinfever
Aug 15, 2002 4:28 AM
re: How does one fight the dark forces of the potato chip?TommyRides
Aug 15, 2002 4:29 AM
First of all, if you're gonna eat chips, at least those olive oil chips are a better fat than your standard Lays, Wise, greasers.

I am not a big potato chip fan, but I do fall for the gourmet "boutique" brands. I've found Terra chips yukon gold chips, The olive oil herb, Kettle Chips (very highly recommended), and for basic brands..Cape Cod lower fat chips.

As a snack alternative, I've recently discovered Pirates Booty..2 flavors made with rice and pretty healthy if you can stop before finishing the whole bag. One is made with spinach and kale, and the other is cheezy like Smart Food. My mainstay however is Hanover's Pretzels.

My snacking 2 cents worth.
ride more = eat more (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 15, 2002 4:35 AM
re: Its the carbs!cyclejim
Aug 15, 2002 5:57 AM
I often want chips after a ride. I think its the quick shot of carbs they give. Try baked lays man! They are lower in fat!
must--purge--home--of--all--eeeeevil nmDougSloan
Aug 15, 2002 5:58 AM
simple don't buy themColnagoFE
Aug 15, 2002 6:22 AM
i know if i buy a big bag of licorice i'll eat the whole thing so i never/rarely buy it. same with chips. if i buy em then i'm always tempted to eat em.
one optionrob45
Aug 15, 2002 6:54 AM
here's an option my wife thinks is gross, but it satisfies the need. Lay's makes their Wow chips still-these are the ones with Olean, the fatless fat that cost about a billion bucks in R&D then got trashed by the center for science in the public interest. These things are fat free--pure complex carbs and are pretty much impossible to distinguish from normal fatty chips. You can't eat too many or you'll get the side effect of Olean--loose stool (it's a bit like the effect of people using mineral oils for constipation...). But, it does satisfy the urge for fat--this is the problem of low fat diets-fat molecules turn off hunger signals and make you feel satiated. The real money will be in a diet pill that does does this. Until then, I agree with other posters that you have to keep the evil out of the house. My wife likes to bake, so it's a battle.
one optionsweetbuns
Aug 15, 2002 9:59 AM
Wow chips are disgusting, it is not food, it gives you diarrhea and f*cks up absorbing of needed vitamins and minerals. You are better off keeping your mouth busy with a loaded gun.
one optionrob45
Aug 15, 2002 11:23 AM
that's what my wife says... I actually think the center for science in the public interest did a disservice to the public in killing Olean. The abdominal cramping you mention was only reported in something like 2% of subjects--2% of any group testing anything have problems. The vitamin issue was responded to by adding those vitamins to the product. All in all, I think a much better alternative than trying to get the american consumer to change their eating habits, which they won't.