There aren't any drive thru salad bars for the same reason that there is no Carrot Council or Spinach Association...
We are programed to crave foods that would keep us alive in a hunter-gatherer scenario. By pushing our primitive buttons with the cravings for sweet, fat and salty the junk food guys have a guaranteed audience. I can't get on top of it until I see food with my "cave woman" eyes. Basically, if I could gather it, catch it or trap it I can pretty much eat it.
Chris, you might be sabotaging youself, wanting coffee when your brain knows it will see donuts. Maybe nextime you could take a thermos of coffee with you? And an apple and some peanuts for your snack? I know how difficult it is for me when I'm away from home. And one thing that really helps me is to carry a balance bar, zone bar or south beach meal replacement bar with me where ever I go. The cost about
the same as a donut when you buy them by the box and they are nutritionally balanced with high protein, low carbs, good fats and even have some taste to them. (Granted, they are an acquired taste
but they aren't so bad when you know that they are worth a whole meal.)
And, they don't boost your sugar and leave you to crash. Worth a try?
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & FibromyalgiaI know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa "People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross