Sunday, January 7, 2007

Beignets Ruined my Weight Loss Weekend

You may or may not have seen my previous post about Puddleglum's beignets. They are fabulous and wonderful. The problem is that I am supposed to be back on South Beach Phase I for a while because of my holiday splurging. The other problem is that Puddleglum tried a new recipe that wound up making a gajillion beignets. How could I eat just one? Well, I couldn't. I ate several while he was at the stove making them, giving him feedback about the texture and the taste. Then I ate more while we all sat at the table. Then I snacked on them throughout the day. Because I had been so bad with them, I tried to be careful about everything else that I ate and get some healthy protein in. This morning I was surprised to find that I hadn't gained any weight, but that my percent body fat was up. I have no idea how those scales work, but I think they must be pretty acurate. I would tell Puddleglum not to make them anymore, but the boys love them. I just need to learn self control and moderation.


Kendle said...

I'm a lover of beingets. I cannot get enough of them myself, so I am completely sympathetic. When I make my version with pecans, I usually ship them off to my wife's office so I don't bloat up.

Seriously, I think you should forget South Beach and start develop a diet built around beniegts. Of course, it might not be a good for the old waistline, but it would be good.

Puddleglum said...

Hooray! Someone is reading my blog! Pecans in beignets?! Why didn't we think of that? Sounds delicious. We'll have to try that next time. I'll get some protein in there, so it won't be as bad. Right?