Except you're really screaming out of shock over how much I ate and the fact that there's none left for you.
Have you ever watched the show Man vs. Food? Or seen an eating contest? When I watch Man vs. Food, I think to myself (and announce to anyone around), "I could totally do that." I know I'm small but so is the hotdog eating champion of the world. I often just don't get full, I get tired of eating sometimes, or bored with certain tastes or textures, but not full. Some foods are just so good I don't get tired of them though, I could go on and on eating them till the end of time it seems.
I have a problem with ice cream. It's one of those foods that turns me into a bottomless pit. If there's ice cream in the house, I'm going to eat it. I have no desire to stop and no need to stop; in the moment that's how I feel, once I step on the scale I feel otherwise. Just one more bowl, I tell myself. I'll just have one spoonful. I get the container out of the freezer and grab a spoon, five minutes and 11 "just one spoonful"s later I tell myself I'll just level out the top, make it nice and flat.
It's something about the texture of ice cream that makes me not be able
to stop until I pop. I like to bite into it; I love the feeling of my
teeth cutting through it and I want to feel it over and over (and over and over) again. A frozen banana cannot match this feeling. Frozen yogurt? I can't remember the texture of frozen yogurt, the taste is too disappointing that it overwhelms and texture points. I'm just not a yogurt fan, it's too sour. (Oddly enough, I do like plain goat milk yogurt but ice cream made from that is hard to come by).
The nutritional facts on the container claim there to be 12 servings in a 1.5 quart box. These are not Reese size servings. They might be husband sized servings, or toddler sized servings. For me, it's about 3 servings.
I've tried telling myself I'll only have ice cream on the weekend or for special occasions, then I have a bad day or an overly stressful trip to the grocery store (remember I have three kids under the age of 5 with me) and give in. Other times I say I'll just get the little pint containers (which I always eat in one setting). The pint containers raise other issues. They aren't very budget friendly, for one. You spend just as much, if not more, on a pint of Ben & Jerry's as you would on a large box of Publix brand ice cream. That might be worth it to keep me from over-indulging but now that I'm trying to avoid soy and carrageenan my flavor choices are very limited and it's hard to find small containers that I can have.
This is serious problem though. It's so much sugar and so nutritionally empty. Surprisingly though, I did not struggle through ice cream withdrawals during my Whole30 (it was a really good hamburger on a bun that I craved). The diet did not break my sugar habit though and ice cream was the first dairy I tried during the reintroduction phase. It was wonderful, and I once again ate a whole container in less than 24 hours.
What foods turn you into a bottomless pit?