We all know magazine headlines offer nothing but the truth. And this one’s no different. If you could see the fine print, it would read…
Deborah breaks down and confesses,”I’m addicted to hot chips!”
I’ve long been a lover-of-potatoes. Indeed, I blogged about THAT addiction several years ago (yay for consistency!). But lately my potato obsession has escalated—big time!—as I CANNOT GET ENOUGH HOT CHIPS.
I want them all of the time. Even if I didn’t need to lose about 40kg I realise they’re not something one should be eating several times a week.
When I was doing personal training sessions earlier this year (I had to stop for financial reasons!) I joked to my trainer about hot chips and so every session he lectured me on their evil ways. They were only an irregular habit at the time so I’m not sure if that somehow put them in my head, but now they’re firmly planted in there and I cannot move on.
The only time I don’t crave them is just after eating some… when I’m lolling around feeling overly full and revolting. Of course I can never remember that uncomfortable feeling when I next get the urge. I occasionally use frozen chips, but my favourites are from the fish and chip shop 5-10mins from my apartment. They’re gluten-free and fat and squishy. Just like hot chips should be.
My hot chip addiction has come and gone. Years ago when I went to fat camp we were asked to identify our most-favourite thing. (I had two. Hot chips—naturally; and the other was a combo of vaalia lemon creme yoghurt, meringues and tinned caramel.) Anyhoo, the aim of the session at fat camp was to change our thinking around unhealthy eating options. We were to imagine them covered in vomit, maggots or dog poo or similar. I’m not sure it worked but I did actually stay away from them for quite some time after I returned home. Of course I’d also lost a heap of weight and was being healthier anyway….
I’m determined to break this latest addiction. I don’t want to make a big deal of it in a ‘I should be dieting’ way, but can very much appreciate that an abundance of hot chips several times a week is not a good thing.
Is there a food or dish that you crave non-stop?
I’m linking up With Some Grace today.