Packaged weight-loss dream-come-true. At least in theory…
Every time I am “concentrating my weight loss efforts”, at some point I always get the notion that it would be wise to start eating some of those Healthy Choice,/Lean Cuisine/Weight Watchers/etc. meals. Unfortunately, for me at least, this is an idea that is far better in theory than in practice.
The primary sticky wicket with these meals is that I would need to eat at least 2 of them to even begin to feel full. Eating them in multiple would sort of defeat the goal of eating a healthy, miniscule carefully proportioned meal. If I eat the meals as prescribed, I remain ravenous and this is when I start enviously eyeing up my children’s goldfish crackers. The price of these meals also isn’t super-cool, though I can usually manage to keep the expense down with a combo of sales and coupons.
Satiation-deprivation and cost set aside, there is another major drawback to these meals. Immediately post-consumption, I feel like I need to scrub my teeth vigorously for about an hour. Where does the instantaneous mouth-coated in dirt sensation come from? Extreme spice content. The makers of these meals are smart. Apparently if your brain gets the sensation that you are gnawing on a brick of garlic salt, it won’t register that you are actually eating nothing more than virtual air.
Well played, packagers of frozen weight-loss dreams. But this Mom of the Year just called your game and will now be signing off these meals. At least until my next diet venture when suddenly these meals make their reappearance as a brilliant idea…