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Doritos, Oreos and Bacon...(11 posts)

Doritos, Oreos and Bacon...Fignons_ponytail
Jan 26, 2004 6:53 AM
I've been so good during base training and am within 5 pounds of target racing weight. Then, the East coast snow, a will power meltdown, and the local food store had Doritos, mint oreos, and bacon on sale. Oh, the humanity. So now I type, with greasy fingers and a bloated stomach.

Damn it was so good! Anyone else have a meltdown like this?
what a wastemohair_chair
Jan 26, 2004 7:11 AM
You need to learn how to indulge! Doritos? Oreos? Chemically-laden trans fat crap. If you are going to go nuts, think fine ice cream, fine chocolate, and fine beer! And yes, all at the same time.
It may seem funny but...biknben
Jan 26, 2004 7:47 AM
Some would call that a symptom of an eating disorder. Allow yourself room in your diet for bad food if you have a habit of binging (sp?). Keep it in moderation so that you don't go ballistic during a weak time. You undid a week of healthy eating.

I find the greatest way to stop those types of cravings is to read the labels before buying. It's very easy to put those items back on the shelf when you find out just how bad they really are.
Death to Diet Snobs!ElvisMerckx
Jan 26, 2004 8:07 AM
Seriously, people, lighten up. You're amateur cyclists. It's January. Depriving yourself of simple pleasures will inevitably lead to a binge -- or obesity if you ever give up cycling.

But the healty-diet snobs still aren't as annoying as the vegetarian-for-moral-reasons crowd. Yeesh!

Personally, I eat about 1/2lb of bacon a week. I've discovered that I need a lot of protein in my diet or else I get super cranky and I feel anemic (Type-O). 2-3 slices of bacon in the morning and I'm good to go all day.
Jan 26, 2004 8:50 AM
Maybe I came on a little strong. Simple pleasures are neccessary. I just didn't feel it was appropriate to praise him for blowing it.

Oh, how I long for a bag of M&M's. It's just killing me.
Jan 26, 2004 9:20 AM
I just bought a tube of Nestle chocolate chip cookie mix (I don't bake) and plan to have one or two "good-sized" cookies every night, along with a beer. I'm about 12 pounds away from peak race weight, and could care less. The pounds will come off as the intensity goes up, so for now, enjoy!
re: Doritos, Oreos and Bacon...Squint
Jan 26, 2004 8:33 AM
I eat an entire 16 oz pack of bacon for dinner every 3 days. Sometimes, I eat more. I'm diabetic so I have to limit my carbs, not because I think low-carb diets are a good thing.

I'm within 3-4 lbs of my race weight but I'll probably try to get lighter if I still have some bodyfat I can part with. Most of the weight I lost the last two summers was while eating junk food--I just didn't eat that much of it. I figured quantity was more important than quality when it came to calories and weight loss. I'm doing a lot better than people on the beached whale diet, etc.
re: Doritos, Oreos, Bacon, M&M's....PEDDLEFOOT
Jan 26, 2004 8:55 AM
...thank God it's almost lunch.You guy's are killing me here.
re: Doritos, Oreos and Bacon...chbarr
Jan 26, 2004 9:37 AM

You'll never be able to meet any of your cycling goals for the year. You should just hang up the bike, and buy a lazy boy.

I wouldn't sweat it too much. Worrying about your diet can actually be detrimental to your health--I heard of one study where, absent other factors, a worrying-about-cholesterol participant actually had her cholesterol level go UP (relative to those not worrying, who went down).

As someone else noted, however, budgeting for a few treats spread out is probably a better approach--that way, its not a binge, and can be better managed. Also, consider your treat: you might find some things can substitute that can be just as satisfying (popcorn, meringue cookies).
re: Doritos, Oreos and Bacon...Fignons_ponytail
Jan 26, 2004 2:35 PM
Of course, there was some Guinness beer tossed in the mix. :')

I don't deprive myself, but definitely limit the junk food and processed carbs during the winter months when I'm not burning the calories. I think it was the snow and the dread of having to climb back on the rollers that got me!

As for binging? Hmmm, it's not like I ate an entire bag of these treats in a sitting. Sheesh.
Ah Ha! this explains those XXXXL jerseys!!joe friday
Jan 26, 2004 6:42 PM
another insight into the M&M/Mars CoolMax fabric production
conspiracy to gain market share. Go ahead. Laugh now. But when
the inevitable black market for smaller jerseys crops up with
backroom 'chop shops' and the proliferation of these 'unsafe
garments' begins grow, who, who then will whee cry to? Indeed.
"Oh." "Oh the humanity."
And it's not just those two. The Atkin's Institoot has forever
had it's hand in the yarn business! And some have mentioned beer..
It's no suprise that NASCAR and Anheuiser Bush are linksed but
don't forget the third player in "the golden oval"...DuPont!
Yeeess, now it's coming togetter...something aobut "a Tour..?"
Man-o-man..what I could teach you people....