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Easter Candy · 3 April 2013

Easter candy would be okay if I could just eat one piece at a time. Unfortunately, I usually end up binging on the sweet stuff. It is an odd thing really. I can eat one or two cookies, but if I have candy around, I cannot stop until I have eaten way too much. Especially, Easter candy. Especially, miniature Reese’s.


As a sugar addict, I know I ought to just stay away from that white stuff. The problem is that sugar is in more stuff than we know. Plus, it is not just sugar that I need to keep out of my diet. It is any highly processed food. I know this, and yet, I still eat the bad stuff.


Sometimes I can eat the bad stuff with self-control. I can eat chips and such that way. Even cookies and most candy do not usually trigger the binge button. But for some reason, I keep shoving those miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into my mouth like they are going to disappear without my help. Maybe it is because we only have them around during Easter. Maybe I have some psychological longing for them. Maybe I have no self-control. Or maybe there really is some physiological reason for my Easter candy binging.


Regardless of the reason, I need to remember that I have little self-control when it comes to those little Reese’s. I need to remember that unlike Lay’s potato chips, I cannot eat just one.


It would be great if somebody challenged me to eat just one like I did long ago with the Lay’s challenge of the old commercials. Rather it would be great if I could do it like I did with the potato chips. Unfortunately, I am not sure I am up to the challenge with Reese’s.


When it comes right down to it, I just need to stay away from the rest of the Easter candy or eat it all up at one sitting and suffer the consequences. Either way, I hope next Easter I can remember that the candy is okay as long as I eat just one.

© 2013 Michael T. Miyoshi

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