Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Just Got Back From One Of My Splurge Meals...

Well, I am on vacation and I planned to have a splurge meal while I was away and today was the day. I went to Pizza Hut with my wife and father and ate about 30-something slices of pizza and 6 glasses of Diet Pepsi. Yummy! Back on livin' la vida low-carb for a while, though. :-)


Blogger DietKing said...

...but what about dessert? ;-)

7/26/2005 2:21 PM  
Blogger Regina Wilshire said...

Jimmy, please tell me you're exaggerating when you say you ate 30-slices of pizza and six glasses of soda!

7/26/2005 4:14 PM  
Blogger duncan_m said...


I have to tell you dude.. you're heading for fat-land again. Remember how we already went thru the "artificial sweeteners" and we likened them to methadone for sugar junkies? Well your splurge meal is like a recovering Alcoholic falling off the wagon..

Your splurge meal perhaps demonstrates that deep down you still dont have the degree of mental control over your food intake that you're going to need to stay slim into the future. Food appears to feature all to prominently in your life.

The physiological impact that your splurge meal has on your system is horrendous. Thanks to your low carb lifestyle your blood sugar level is kept nice and stable, your insulin response would be excellent then like som crazed chemist your ingest your 30 pieces of pizza and the whole shooting match turns to shite, your blood sugar level skyrockets, your pancreas goes into overdrive and your insulin levels skyrocket. Jimmy you do NOT want spikes of insulin, insulin is a corrosive, aging hormone that you need to make every effort to minimise, always. The impact of your splurge meal could last as long as 2-3 days.

Food is NO different to alcohol Jimmy, no less addicting and its an addiction that is no less easy to overcome. But no-one in their right mind would suggest that its OK for a recovering Alcoholic to go on an all might bender and drink 30 beers and 2 bottles of wine occasionally, it would be an insane thing to do and we'd rightfully treat their contrite "but its only occasionally and I deserve a treat" protestation with the contempt it deserves. A splurge meal of the magnitude you describe is insane.

Jimmy, do you know what my splurge is on the Paleo Diet I follow? An occasional extra bowl of berries, somtimes 2 bananas, sometimes I go really crazy and have 2 serves of my normal lunch instead of one.

I NOW have my food WELL under control and I can confidently say I will never be fat again.. but you Jimmy, I fear for your waistline. On two fronts you demonstrate a mental attitude that does not bode well for your waistline or your wellness. Specifically a gleeful preparedness to thumb your nose at your pancreas AND your food ethos on a regular basis and an apparent disregard for the philosophy behind Hippocrates old adage that "Your food should be your medicine and your medicine should be your food". Your approach to food is not centrally aimed at your wellness you ingest all manner of artifical crap, chemicals and poisons all predominantly aimed at maintaining your weight rather than providing your body with the richest, cleanest, most health giving fuels that you can, foods that will make you feel better, help you avoid Cancer and Heart Disease and foods that will give you the longevity and thus the opportunity to enjoy life to its fullest for the longest.

I love your passion Jimmy, but its time to get serious about your health and wellness and get this Food Monkey off your back for ever.

With kind regards,


7/26/2005 6:13 PM  
Blogger Kalyn said...

Whoa. After that last comment I feel a little guilty over my own splurges. I couldn't possibly eat 30 pieces of pizza. However, once in a while I might eat something that is definitely not a low carb meal, like I recently went to California and I ate an In an Out Burger with Fries. I don't do this kind of thing often, maybe once every few months, and almost always it's when I'm traveling.

Yesterday I had some kids staying at my house and their mom had sent a big watermelon. Usually I avoid high sugar fruit like that, since sugar seems to be my personal trigger for carb cravings. It looked so good though, so I ate a small bowl, maybe 1 cup of watermelon. Within an hour I had diarrhea (sorry if this is TMI) and felt out of sorts all day. A good reminder to stay with the program.

My favorite acceptable splurge is no sugar fudgesicles.

Kalyn Denny

7/26/2005 7:58 PM  
Blogger Levi said...

Jimmy! 30 slices really? That's like 3 whole pizza's, no? I know you are a big guy, but even at 230, do you really need that much? Ok, maybe need is the wrong word. I don't know how often you do this sort of thing, but do you feel lousy afterwords? Duncan does raise some good points, but even if you are not interested in following a strict paleo diet like he apparently does, you do have to admit that you are intentionally bombarding your body with the stuff that you KNOW caused you problems in the past and you KNOW is bad for you, right?

I understand you have a different philosophy in that this is supposedly keeping you from eating this more often, but is it because you eat so much that you get sick and so then you associate carbs with that sickness? Is that the healthiest way to control cravings? Seriously, I'm never craving junk with carbs. The only time when I start craving is when I actually eat a bunch of carbs. It's like the longer I've gone without the more distant that memory is and the more distant the craving is.

The other thing you might consider is this. If you're going to splurge, at least splurge on something that's high quality. Pizza Hut is fast food, and you're not going to get much lower in quality or price than fast food pizza. I suppose you could do worse and eat a carton of donuts ;-). If you're going to occasionally have something that is high in carbs, make a policy to do it only for something that is "worth" the splurge. The problem is that carbs are generally cheap, but I'm sure you can find some expensive restaurant near you that specializes in something higher in carbs which tastes great and you really love. This has the added benefit of at least having SOME redeaming quality - taste. It also means that because the item is pricey, you are not apt to do it very often - it is truly a special "treat."

7/26/2005 8:27 PM  
Blogger Melting Mama said...

Ok, thanks for the pizza craving. ROOOAR. Doesn't help, the husband called and said the hotel had bacon pizza tonight. He had a slice, got sick. Niiiice.

7/28/2005 10:31 PM  

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