. my foodie kryptonite .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on September 29, 2012

I lay down on the couch this afternoon at around 1:04 PM, decided to close my eyes for just a second, and the next thing I know, it’s 2:24 😯 I don’t even remember the last time I took a proper afternoon nap, but I’m thinking that I need to do it more often because that 1 hour and 20 minutes of sleep left me feeling fantastic for the rest of the day.

That is, until the stomach ache hit.

You know those foods that seem to possess the power to transform your otherwise reasonable stomach into an insatiable bottomless pit? Well, watermelon happens to be one of those foods for me – I can basically eat it until the cows come home without even realizing it, which is exactly what happened this afternoon…

It all started out innocently enough. I was sitting at the computer, feeling a little bit munchy before dinner, so I decided to take the edge off my hunger while I waited for my chicken to come out of the oven and enjoy one of my all-time favorite fruits. Mistake #1: taking the entire bowl back to the computer with me. I absolutely adore watermelon and have no problem polishing off mass quantities of it on a daily basis; a decent sized watermelon only lasts me 2 days, so I guess that means I go through about half a watermelon a day. BUT, that usually happens throughout the course of the day – a slice here, a few more slices there… all nicely spaced out.

This afternoon, though? A whooooole other story.

Thanks to the wonderful distraction that is the Internet, I probably ate about half a watermelon in one sitting, ended up with a huge stomach ache, and now I’m sitting here promising God that I’ll never do it again if He’ll just return my stomach to its regular size (even though we both know that the same thing is bound to happen again anyways). It wasn’t long ago that I was lamenting the fact that the end of summer means that my supply of watermelon will [literally] start shrinking…

… but now I’m starting to think that might not be such a bad thing after all. The only problem is that, even with the lack of watermelon, there are plenty of other bottomless-pit-forming foods to deal with…

Annie’s Cocoa & Vanilla Bunny Cookies – Gummy bears

Enjoy Life Mountain Mambo trail mix

Maisie Jane’s roasted almond butter – Kashi Cinnamon Harvest

Never a dull moment in the land of food and appetites, eh? 😀 I hope you guys are having a great Saturday, and I’ll see you again tomorrow with a September favorites post.

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What food(s) turn your stomach into a bottomless pit?

{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 29, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Cereal. I can eat a whole box :)


2 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:37 am

Ditto! Done it before and I think I ended up sick and not able to eat that brand of cereal anymore lol.


3 Lisa Fine September 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Annie’s Mac and Cheese. The white cheddar and shell kind, or any generic version. I can easily eat a whole box in one sitting.

Ice cream. One of my favorite foods. If it’s in the freezer, there’s a good chance I’ll eat it all, but it has to be the good stuff. Real cream, real sugar.


4 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

Hehe back in my early college years, I used to basically count a whole box of Mac&Cheese as one serving…


5 Andrea October 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I still do haha :)


6 Alex September 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm

OMG The Enjoy Life Beach Bash trail mix is one of my kryptonites– I am SO obsessed with that gloriousness! I think my others would have to be cashews, macadamia nuts, and any dried fruit. I swear I could eat myself sick with all of them haha


7 Yaara Leve September 29, 2012 at 7:10 pm

OMG soo many foods turn me into a raving bottomless pit. I think I could probably down an entire tub of plain thick Greek yogurt, or peanut butter, chocolate fro-yo, and chocolate chip cookies.


8 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:40 am

I -love- Greek yogurt, and the only reason I have an easier time not eating a whole tub of it at once is because having too much in one sitting will seriously make me sick. Otherwise though? Pft I’d be all over that.


9 lindsay September 29, 2012 at 8:28 pm

LOL, thats me with with grapes or melon. Oh bad decision, but sooo good at the time.


10 Ksenija @ Health Ninja September 30, 2012 at 3:52 am

Beware myself of red grapes! If a pound of them is in my reach they probably won’t make the day.


11 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hehe I’ve definitely been there with grapes as well. I’m sitting there thinking “I’m so going to regret this…” but it doesn’t seem to help in deterring me…


12 Kristi @ Sweetly Fit September 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm

POPCORN comes to mind instantly. Funny you mention this…I was in the same position tonight, haha. Eat up! 😉


13 kris September 29, 2012 at 10:42 pm

watermelon is definitely one of mine. i have a watermelon baby about 2/3 of the summer. good thing it’s only available part of the year. chips is another big one for me. i can’t stop after getting a taste of one. it’s like the saltiness just sucks me in!


14 Court Star @ StarSystemz September 30, 2012 at 12:11 am

Glad to hear my stomach is not the only stomach that becomes a deep dark hole when watermelon creeps into my mouth (somehow) haha* I used to be bottomless with NUTS but leave them for salads at restaurants now because I would eat them like they were 0 calories which too much of anything is never a good thing. Have you ever eaten watermelon with just your hands?? Sounds gross but its something I tried once because of a book I read and loved the feeling of it. Love and Shine CourtStar


15 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:52 am

I never have! Sounds interesting, but super messy. The closest I’ve probably ever come is slicing a melon in half and then going at it with a spoon 😀


16 Jess September 30, 2012 at 12:48 am

Well, I hope your stomach is feeling better now! At least bunnies and gummy bears are easier on the tum if you overdo it than watermelon :)

I think it’s easier to say which foods AREN’T like Kryptonite for me :( But the worst ones are peanut butter, grapes, peanut flour (it might be lower fat/calorie but I go absolutely crazy with it) and chocolate covered dried fruit (particularly raisins or dates).



17 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:55 am

Grapes used to be another bad one for me as well until I felt so, so sick once that I think it deterred me for a little while.


18 Ashley November 28, 2012 at 12:18 pm

OMG! I am the same way with peanut flour. I make it into peanut butter and eat MASSIVE amounts of it all by itself. Glad I’m not the only one who goes crazy with it!


19 Jessica September 30, 2012 at 1:04 am

Definitely with you on the gummy bears. I find raspberries and blueberries are foods that I don’t notice I’ve completely scoffed until I reach for more and come up empty! 😉 I hope your stomach calmed down!


20 Jessie September 30, 2012 at 1:45 am

Boo, hope your stomach started feeling better and you had a great rest of the day :).

I could eat a whole box of cereal in one sitting if I allowed myself. Barbara’s Originial Puffin.. soo good & quite addicting!


21 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli September 30, 2012 at 2:13 am

I’m the same way with watermelon but the main culprit for me? Cereal…or more specifically, any type of cereal that comes in a bite-sized, easy to pick up form…Quaker Oatmeal Squares are the WORST! I can’t buy them anymore because as soon as the box is open, it’s all over…never lasts more than 2-3 days TOPS! Lol


22 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 7:58 am

Haha the easy to pick up ones are -definitely- a problem. You know Puffins? Yeah… things can get a little crazy with those…


23 Aimee September 30, 2012 at 3:54 am

Eugh that’s so terrible when that happens! At the time, when you’re eating it, it’s like you know it’s gonna hurt after, but you still eat it anyway. That happens to me when I eat raw apple. I know I shouldn’t but I go all YOLO and eat it. I then really regret it once the stomach pain begins.
I am going to have to agree with some other commenters and say that cereal is the one thing I can’t stop eating. I think it’s because it’s so small or something, that you don’t think twice about reaching in and grabbing a handful.


24 Floey September 30, 2012 at 5:28 am

Excess watermelon gives me a tummy ache too. I made the mistake of eating a bunch right before a long night walk (ie: no restrooms) with a friend a few summers ago. Opps! hahaa.
Hope you feel better by now!


25 Sara @my less serious life September 30, 2012 at 5:43 am

quaker oatmeal squares and roasted eggplant. not together :)


26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

Roasted eggplant? That’s one that I’ve never heard before!


27 Sara @my less serious life September 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

Ok, you MUST try this (if you like eggplant). To me, it is like candy (well..kinda).

Dice eggplant – not too small, but not too big. Toss with 1-3 teaspoons of olive oil (eggplant soaks up oil pretty good; I usually do 1 teaspoon for 1/3 of an eggplant) and salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through. AMAZING.


28 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

Whenever I have leftover fruit salad in my fridge, I can easily polish it off in one sitting, no matter how much is in the tupperware! It’s just so convenient to have all that fruit already cut up for me.

Also I always eat SO much when I have all you can eat sushi. It just tastes so good that I never want to stop!


29 Danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness September 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

Oh gosh so many things turn me into a bottomless pit! Almond butter is probably my biggest downfall! Those portion controlled packs are a lifesaver!


30 Shannon September 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

This happened to me with Watermelon 5 years ago, i never ate watermelon again… I just can’t do it!


31 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 10:31 am

Hehe I went through a few watermelon-free years as well, but this year the addiction seems to be back in full force!


32 Kat September 30, 2012 at 8:09 am

I inhaled some watermelon yesterday along with your pumpkin bread. I guess you can say I was channeling my inner Amanda 😉
My downfall is usually trail mix though! Or granola. I literally cant put them down.


33 Tessa @ Amazing Asset September 30, 2012 at 8:55 am

Oh wow this has happened to me with watermelon before and then I feel like I am going to explode/throw up for hour after lol… lovely I know. Trail mix, dried fruit and sugar candy is certainly a downfall for me too, I cannot stop with items like this!
I wish I could keep them in the house but often I just can’t. I eat way too much and then feel awful about myself


34 Nicky September 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

DEFINITELY cereal. I have on occasion eaten a whole box in one go. Really not a good habit! Also nut butter..I can eat at least half a jar in one go and then live to regret it when I feel quite sick! And froyo…even the largest tubs don’t seem to be enough for my endless stomach?! :)


35 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 10:37 am

I’ve dont that with cereal as well… There are actually some that I can’t eat anymore just because I got so sick after eating them that I can’t stomach the thought anymore lol.


36 Irina @ Chocolatea Time September 30, 2012 at 9:16 am

Aww I’m sorry for your stomachache, but I totally feel your pain! My non-stop snack food would probably have to be pretzels. I buy these organic spelt pretzels from WF and absolutely cannot get enough of them. Plus, I love carbs :) Whenever I eat too much of something (like when ate Chipotle 3 times a week for about 2 months) I end up hating it for a looong time afterwards (again, Chipotle).


37 Laura Agar Wilson (@keephealthstyle) September 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

For me its apples! I can eat a tonne of them before I start registering that I am full, oh and also popcorn no matter how big the bowl is I keep eating through!


38 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish September 30, 2012 at 10:07 am

Ice cream. I can easily make my way through an entire pint in one day if I’m not careful! In college I’d buy lower calorie frozen yogurt because I didn’t trust myself with the richer stuff. However I’d end up eating more of it because it never satisfied me (which completely negated my original intent). I love letting it melt just a bit–you know, when it gets all soft around the edges. Aaah. Bliss. 😀

I’ve had the “I’ll never do THAT again” feeling with roasted Brussels sprouts. When they’re crispy and salty, I can’t help but eat cups and cups. My taste buds might love them, but my gut sure doesn’t!

Happy weekend, Amanda!


39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Ack now you’ve got me thinking about slightly melty ice cream! That’s exactly how I love eating it as well.


40 Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie September 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

It’s kale chips and frozen grapes for me. I almost never buy kale chips from the store anymore even though they’re so good because they’re like $7 and I go through them so fast so I just make them myself now. I also go crazy over frozen grapes. I rarely ever eat them anymore if they aren’t frozen because they’re just so delicious that way!


41 Dolce September 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Peanut butter (or any yummy nut butter for that matter) for me. I am a nut butter addict and eat it everyday, but every so often I’ll make the mistake of going back for spoonful after spoonful, cause it’s just so darn yummy. And before I know it, I’m STUFFED! This always happens to me on days that I have a long run or a hard workout, so my appetite is kinda insatiable those days anyways 😉


42 Katy September 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

For me it’s gotta be cereal. I just can’t stay away from the coco pops. They talk to me, they do!!!!


43 Ellie@Fit for the Soul September 30, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Mmmm everything looks delicious! And I can’t stay away from golden peaches, fish, nuts/seeds, greek yogurt, and nut butters! Hmm it would be an understatement to say that I’m kind of excited to dig into the huge batch of cashew/honey roasted pb butter that Greg’s gramma made for me today in her vitamix! Seeing that thing in action was pretty crazy~never knew that thing was THAT FAST. Now I know what the hype is all about, lol.


44 Amanda @ .running with spoons. September 30, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hehe yeah I remember using mine for the first time… After I got past the fact that it sounds like a jet engine, I was pretty darn impressed with how it basically liquified anything. It definitely takes a toll on the old wallet, but it lives up to the hype for sure.


45 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles September 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Man, it’s easier to think of foods that don’t turn me into a bottomless pit :-p

Buttercream frosting is a bad one for me – if I make cupcakes or whathaveyou, more frosting ends up in my belly than on the cupcakes! Delicious but always painful later on (speaking of which, I have cupcakes and a cake to make later this week….)


46 Missy October 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm

What food doesn’t? LOL. That’s kind-of a better question for me.
Yellow squash, gerkin pickles and raw celery and alfredo sauce. That’s all I got. Anything else I can go to town on.

When I make hummus, kimchi or nut butter though I am HIGHLY susceptible to a belly-boo day because contrary to my brains belief my stomach actually does have a bottom. So yeah….I guess distraction and preparedness are key for us bottomless eaters…. i need to chew gum when I make those things or something.


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