Hi Dr. Norm,
I guess my problem boils down to being unable to stop eating them......even when I know they are hurting me. I WANT to stop, but I guess I lack the willpower. I have to get really sick, and think I'm dying, before I can come up with a better plan. It always amazes me when people can "just" educate themselves about cutting back, and then they do it and feel great and live happily ever after. For me, it's a life-long constant struggle. If I had been eating low carbs and feeling great, and then ate those cookies you were talking about, I would begin an unstoppable downward spiral that wouldn't stop until I felt like I was dying. I truly hate to think it's just a matter of lack of discipline. It just seems so much more complicated than that.
I think for me, the best thing would be to not have any of the "bad" stuff in the house.......but I buy it for my kids. And it's not good for them either, and they know it, and don't eat it! Guess who eats it all??
Anyhow....since I'm feeling horrible again with my GI tract, I will try once again. I'll eat chicken breasts and veggies and good things like that.......and I'll feel better and think I couldn't possibly ever eat bad again. Then I'll see some brownies.......and the cycle begins again!