Saturday, January 2, 2010

There Is a Cookie Monster in the House

You may remember that a few weeks ago Newman’s Own Organics sent us some samples of their products to try. Everyone was excited when the big box arrived, and I declared right then and there that I would be in charge of distributing/managing the goodies…


Well, when I wasn’t bringing out the goodies, hubby took matters into his own hands and dug into the Newman-O’s.


Newman-O's


He told me after he opened them… He really enjoyed the cookies. I honestly didn’t look at how many cookies he was eating (but I told him to save me one), but I knew he was eating them because the milk was disappearing very quickly, and we usually don’t drink that much milk. The few times I “caught” him with cookies, he really enjoyed them. He noted that there wasn’t a hint of grease and that they tasted “really good in a good way."


And I was left ONE cookie to sample myself; well, I guess that’s all I had asked for…. It was indeed very good, and I could see that dipping it in milk may be nice. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a second cookie to try this with… Thank you again Newman's Own Organics for letting us sample these goodies!


What really stood out was how hubby was able to enjoy the cookies without beating himself up for being “bad” and how he naturally fit them into his day. Sure, he made some questionable choices in my opinion when he ate about four or five (could it have been six???) of them with a big glass of milk for breakfast one day. But he enjoyed them, and then ate plenty of fruits and veggies the rest of the day. He didn’t obsess about it. Food is supposed to be enjoyed, and that’s what he did.


Questions: How do you handle treats? Do you enjoy them and then move one? Or do you have a tendency to beat yourself up?


Be well,

Andrea

14 comments:

  1. I've had a bit of a battle on my hands distributing the Newmans Own treats as well. :) My hubby keeps sneaking them. I just tell him leave me one of everything so I can taste and review. That way I don't overdo it.

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  2. I adore this line of products. I don't get bothered by how many treats I eat, if I feel I may regret I won't eat it. Works for me.

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  3. That is hilarious!!

    I usually enjoy every bite of a treat and don't feel guilty.

    Now, that changes a bit if I over-do it for a few days or weeks in a row....then I vow to move on and do better!

    Happy New Year, Andrea!

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  4. Isn't it crazy how men do it? Nick is the same way. He will eat a huge dessert or a couple big cookies and not think anything of it. Even in the middle of the day he will do it, and then not ever mention it again (or think about it I'm sure). He is so healthy, so I suppose it's ok, but I'm jealous of his ability to do that! I don't beat myself up over eating something "sinful", ever, but I do restrain sometimes when I probably shouldn't.

    Oh to be a man :) Glad you got to taste ONE!

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  5. That is so funny, but he did manage to save you the ONE you asked for! I love how they listen to exactly what you asked for. I enjoy treats when I want them because I try to balance everything out. I don't feel guilty if I get in everything else that my body needs and I spread my meals out throughout the day. Also, I tend to only need a few bites, so before I would ever over do it, I wind up full. Not to say I am not hungry 2-3 hours later, but I tend to get full fast.

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  6. I like Newman's products.

    I have a little snack box I keep on my "secret stash" But I only take a bite or two if I need to calm my cravings down. Luckily I've been able to control my in-between snack so that's a plus, But there have a been a couple times when I couldn't resist. I cool with that.

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  7. My and my family's diet is so incredibly clean (vegan for me or vegetarian 98% of the way for hubs, and 100% veg for child) AND gluten AND soy free...so if there's a treat we want, we eat it. Or lots of it :) We also exercise, drink water, go out in the sunlight..etc etc. All the steps to living a healthy & balanced life so treats are just one more aspect. I also belive the less control and "hoopla" made around treats, the more "ordinary" and less craved they become, at least as it pertains to kids.

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  8. I eat healthy most of the time so if I have a couple treats I don't feel bad about it. There were a lot of cookies in my house after I participated in a cookie exchange this XMas. I was proud of Cory because after about a week we had to throw a lot of them away because they were going stale!

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  9. I enjoy Newman's products too. I used to beat myself up over my bad choices, but now I have learned that a little sweet here and there isn't going to ruin anything!

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  10. I never have portion control issues with sweets -- it's always "real" food and social situations that get me! I am yet to try my mint O's from NOO's but I'm excited to get to them! I'll be they're wonderful -- everything is from NOO! I've seen the NOO products available in a LOT of grocery stores lately, it's great!

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  11. I don't usually beat myself up over treats unless I know I pigged out which just isn't neccesary. A few here and there won't hurt and I'd be miserable without them.

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  12. I allow myself to have treats, if its planned then I can enjoy it without guilt.

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  13. oh those cookies sound great! We try not to buy too many sweets to have around the house and then are happy to enjoy them on the occasions that they're around!

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  14. That's funny that he left you ONE! :) The cookies sound good... :)

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