Nothing like learning a lesson the hard way.
I bought a 6-pack of “double chocolate sugarfree jello pudding” at the market a week or two ago. I thought the 60 calories of chocolate pudding would be good for those chocolate cravings with little damage in the calorie department.
I ate three of them over the course of the week and remember feeling a tiny bit of stomach discomfort afterwards, but didn’t think anything of it.
So yesterday at around 5:00 pm, I was really hungry and really wanted the chocolate jello. So I ate one. I had plenty of calories to hit my before dinner mark, so I ate two more of those little containers.
Not long after, I felt terribly bloated, full and (sorry to be gross!) had bad gas pains. I ate a light protein dinner because I wanted to put something healthy in my belly along with the pudding.
For the next five hours, until I went up to bed, I was laying in the fetal position, eating tums and gas-x to try to get rid of the horrible bloated feeling.
I even got sharp pains in my right shoulder. (I guess the gas pains were traveling around?) It reminded me of the time I ate a southbeach diet meal replacement bar and thought I was going to die from the stomach pains because I couldn’t even stand upright.
I guess it was the sugar alcohol? There were 6 g per container, so I had 18 grams. Is that the ingredient that is known to cause stomach issues?
Also, I can’t kid myself here, the discomfort would not have been nearly as bad if I had only eaten one, but the calories were mine for the taking, so I wanted to enjoy them.
Anyway, I will never bring those sugar free jello puddings into my house again. There are plenty of other ways to fill that chocolate craving in a much better way. I have plenty of go-to’s for that craving, but for some reason the pudding was the thing that was calling to me that day and I’m really trying to listen to my body’s cues. BIG mistake with the food choice. It won’t happen again.
Ever eaten anything in
relative moderation that totally did not agree with you?
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