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May 1, 2009 12:11 PM

What do you eat too much of?

Just for fun....

For me lately, it's been microwave light popcorn. At about 250 calories per large bag, I can get bulk without suffering guilt. But I've been eating a bag almost daily lately, and am starting to wonder whether I'm overdoing it.

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  1. Garlic. It's just not a meal without garlic. In fact I'm not certain what I look forward to more at Korean barbecue: the meat or the whole cloves of garlic they give you to stuff into your ssam.

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    1. re: JungMann

      Mmmm - love garlic. But - my husband once had a garlic burger with probably a whole roasted head of garlic smeared on the bun along w/garlic mayo and probably garlic in the patty too. I literally could not sleep in the same bed with him that night. He reeked out of every pore for at least a day. My sympathies to your family :)

      1. re: sasha1

        Luckily my love of garlic is inherited and as for any prospective members of the family, if they don't love garlic, there's no way they're going to survive an introductory dinner, aka the Garlic Gauntlet.

      2. re: JungMann

        Ever have a haircut by someone who had galic for lunch?

        Makes me more cautious when I eat it.

        1. re: salsailsa

          I concur! A meal would be incomplete without garlic and loads of it, if possible...sautéed, roasted, boiled and sometimes raw...My favourite scent is that of onions and garlic frying in olive oil...In my experience, it's only when you eat it raw that it lingers in your breath like a dead animal and I do try to avoid social interaction when that happens as no amount or mint or chewing gum will do!

      3. Italian pickled vegetables. I recently quit smoking (for hopefully the VERY last time) and have been going through a jar a day. The strong vinegary taste helps me deal with cravings, and with next to no calories, it's the best thing I've got on hand to stuff into my mouth.

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        1. re: MrsCris

          That sounds tasty. Is that the stuff called Giandera (or something like that?)

          1. re: sasha1

            Yes - giardiniera - as spazita says below. I love the stuff, but right now, it's ridiculous how much of it I'm eating.

          2. re: MrsCris

            Congrats to you on quitting smoking....going on 5 years for me and when I quit my taste buds woke up!

            1. Lately, it's been steak.

              Generally, sugarless gum (to use the term "eat" loosely).

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              1. re: ipsedixit

                Ok, if gum counts, then I'll put in an answer for my 3 year old. He eats way too much toothpaste :) To him, the whole point of brushing teeth is sucking down that little pea sized droplet.

                1. re: sasha1

                  Mine too!! I'm glad to know my 3 year old is no the only one. I know she loves to eat but toothpaste is a little ridiculous. Same thing goes for medcine.

                  1. re: sasha1

                    I would check this out as there are warnings on every toothpaste tube against eating it. You could Google pica disorder while you're at it.

                    1. re: mickie44

                      I used to look forward to the pink amoxicillin when I was younger, it was so good.

                      1. re: BaltoPhilFood

                        me too!! unfortunately it made me think that all liquid medicine was delicious, which led to some dissapointments when my doctor would give me a choice of liquid or pill and I would be stuck gagging on some vile fluid 3x/day for a week or whatever.

                2. Popcorn for me too, but stovetop. I'm thisclose to totally ruining a pot with burned-to-the-bottom kernels. Lately I've been doing a salt/sugar mix and making it kettlecorn. Also DEFINITELY Orbit gum, alternating between the light blue and pink flavors (I don't know if that counts as eating but someone put it below, so . . .) And also, egg whites. I have two hard boileds every morning for breakfast and then I will often incorporate them into dinner as some sort of fried-ricey thing (my latest favorite quick meal). Yesterday I had five egg whites. Two days ago I had four. Today I had two. That's almost a dozen eggs, by myself, in 3 days.

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                  1. re: Cebca

                    I would eat eggs so much more often, except when I was in my formative years there was that big public thing about not more than 3 or 4 eggs per week. Do you remember? Even if it's "safe" now to eat more, my brain is hard wired that way.

                    1. re: Cebca

                      There is nothing wrong with how many egg whites you are eating a day. They are a great source of meat-less protein and you're not affecting your cholesterol without the yolk.

                      1. re: Cebca

                        I love stovetop popcorn. I definitely have a difficult time using the microwavable bags now!

                        1. re: Erinmck

                          me too. I've become a total snob about it.