I’ve been very vocal and honest about my cheese battle but there has been a slight shift recently and wanted to share my cheesy moments with you.
The first shift in my cheese eating habits when I think about it happened when I discovered protein cheese from My Protein as it meant I could still have cheese but without the high points caused by saturated fat. I have use My Protein in loads of dishes and it’s been my saviour during my cheese craving times-I’ve made no secret of the fact that I like to eat a bite of cheese when I go into the fridge! Most low fat cheeses taste like plastic and certainly don’t melt well but My Protein melts brilliantly and I use it in all sorts of recipes
That was quite a subtle shift but a few things have happened over the last week that have made me think that maybe, just maybe I’m getting a little control over my cheese addiction-this is actually a know addiction I’m not just making it up!
Firstly I was due out for a family meal and the place we were going has always done a great cheese and onion pie. I spent the whole morning having an internal conversation with my myself about whether I was going to have it or not. Did I really want to spend 2 days worth of points on one meal? No I didn’t, However…..it’s cheese and onion pie. I then contemplated sharing it with my sister as I know it’s a big portion and I was worried of somebody else ordered it I’d get ‘food envy’ come on admit it we’ve all been there. We order something and someone else has ordered something else that we were toying with having and then you wish you had ordered it yourself as it looks soo much better than what you ordered!
When we got there I had-almost-decided against the pie but knew it wouldn’t take much persuading to have it. Then I picked up the menu and IT WASNT ON THE MENU! All that internal struggle for nothing! (in case you are wondering I ordered fish chips and peas but ordered the small portion). The thing is I was relieved that it wasn’t on the menu.
A couple of days later and after shopping with my mum she bought us lunch in the supermarket cafe. Now my usual item of choice is a jacket potato with tuna mayo and cheese. I placed my order and when it arrived I asked my mum if she had noticed anything different about my food-it didn’t have cheese on it.
This might just sound like the ramblings of nothing but for those who have read my blogs you know how much I struggle with controlling my cheese intake and I will use any excuse or opportunity to eat it!
Now let’s not get carried away I still have my cheese on a Friday night after weigh in-although the amount I eat is nowhere near as much as it use to be but slowly but surely I’m cutting back on its and its showing. After a year of struggling I’m finally moving in the right direction. I’ve lost 4.5 in the last 3 weigh ins and when I’ve looked in the mirror I’m thinking halloumi….