My Lean Pockets addiction is under control. The cure is pretty simple....I can no longer have Lean Pockets near me....too tempting. I ate 4 of them in less than 24 hours and I could have eaten another 400 if they were around.....Lean Pockets are now in the category of foods I can NEVER be left alone with which includes: pizza, Cheetos, Wheat Thins, string cheese, granola bars, pasta, ice cream, pretzels, and cereal.
Sadly, I don't even like all of the above that much (besides pizza, ice cream, and Cheetos....THOSE I ADORE!)....just when I am around them, they trigger me.
Popcorn on the other hand, is something I can trust myself around. Yes, sometimes, I pop 2 snack sized bags, but it is much better than eating an entire box of Wheat Thins.
My popcorn obsession began in college when it was a very safe and low point option when I first did WeightWatchers. Now, since the WW program changes just about every 2 years, it is not that friendly, but still a better salty snack choice when I really need something crunchy (AND A CARROT WILL NOT DO!) which is just about every afternoon.....OY!
Enter Orville Redenbacher's Natural Popcorn Lime & Salt. I know it sounds weird, but it isn't. Mexican food had a lot of corn based delicacies and salt and lime are often used to emphasize flavors.
I get mine at Wal-Mart. It is sometimes a bit tricky to find at the grocery store and Amazon (the link I provided) has it, too.
YUM. This stuff is perfection for me. Salty, crunchy, a bit greasy....it feels super bad, but it isn't THAT bad. A single serving bag (a large portion, more than a 100 cal bag) is 6 WeightWatchers points and some days it is so worth it for me.
I find this popcorn tastes a lot like the lime and salt chips from Chipotle. I go to Chipotle for a burrito bowl, but really in my heart for the chips because I ALWAYS have to get them and a bag of those babies without even guac are too many points to count....
Whenever I have dieted before, it has always been about deprivation until now. I am finding better success when I swap something I love for something I love that is less calories, but equally satisfying. For me, this popcorn works. Hope you will love it if you decide to try it!