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16 February 2013 @ 05:36 pm
and the rationalization begins  

Rationalization #1: Chocolate milk isn’t REALLY junk food. (Hot chocolate is definitely junk food. But not chocolate milk! Except maybe hot chocolate you make at home, which hasn’t got whipped cream and peppermint in it. So chocolate milk you make at home is fine!)

Rationalization #2: Homemade biscuits with butter and honey aren’t REALLY junk food. Well, they’re not. They’re not. But three of them may be abusing the spirit of the law. (I did not, in my defense, have three!)

Rationalization #3: If I just have ONE SCOOP of ice cream with chocolate sauce instead of a SUNDAE at the movies like I usually do it’s not jun–oh, who are we kidding, yes it is. Coises. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on February 16th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
*laugh* That's okay, I already did the "but it's Valentines Day! A glass of wine would go over really well with dinner tonight!" bit.
kitmizkit on February 16th, 2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of you as I wrote this. :)
Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on February 16th, 2013 08:24 pm (UTC)
*laugh* I didn't do it, though!

. . . Partially because I was thinking of you. ;)


Edited at 2013-02-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on February 16th, 2013 09:05 pm (UTC)
Keeping each other honest across 5,000 miles. *fistbump* :)
Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on February 17th, 2013 01:01 am (UTC)
I fucking love it. *grin*
wyld_dandelyon: Scientist Geek Magicianwyld_dandelyon on February 16th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Milk is not junk food. Chocolate is not junk food.

Refined sugar is, of course, junk food, as are things like corn starch and preservatives. The real issue isn't whether there's chocolate and milk in the glass, but what else is there too.

As to ice cream and biscuits, a similar analysis applies.

dancinghorse: smiledancinghorse on February 16th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
kitmizkit on February 16th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
YAY! :)
Laura Anne Gilman: s.u.r.i.suricattus on February 16th, 2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
Alas for those of us who can't drink cowjuice. Oh wait - almond milk is just as healthy, and has less fat! *adds dark cocoa and calls it a day.*
irishkateirishkate on February 16th, 2013 06:56 pm (UTC)
If I have chocolate but I eat no breakfast or lunch I can still lose weight.

Besides maltesers and milk aren't really bad for you.
TuftEars: Cookingtuftears on February 16th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
You had me up to #3. :) It would be an insult to the maker of the homemade biscuits not to eat one or two!
Bryantbryant on February 16th, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Rationalization #4: "Man, this is yummy."
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on February 16th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC)
It is my birthday. I ordered the mac'n'cheese!
LaZyTealazytea on February 17th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
Chocolate milk is best for the absorption of iron! chocolate is high in many good things like antioxidants. In fact Xoxai chocolate is very high in antioxidants and in now way considered a junk food.

Here is another thing to consider. If you give in to guilt you are not making a choice you are reacting to guilt. Don't give into guilt. Take control of your life and have some chocolate!
T. Revst_rev on February 17th, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Pure unsweetened chocolate seems to be really really good for you. The problem is making it taste good without making it bad.

One thing I used to do is temper melted unsweetened chocolate with cream, add a dab of vanilla and salt and sweeten with erythritol, but erythritol gets somewhat harsh. I should try with the new monkfruit extract stuff.