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How the hell fo I quit my addiction to butter?

justanotherneighinparadise · 29/04/2020 17:37

I didn’t quite realise how bad I was but since lockdown I can see my eating patterns clearly.

I thought I had an issue with wanting to overeat carbs, namely bread, but no. I have no interest in bread without butter. I’ve noticed lots of things are only tasty to me because I slather butter on them, without the butter I’m not particularly interested.

I also don’t really eat that much. My problem is I’m gaining a large number of my calories through aforementioned butter slathering.

Breakfast is usually a bite of the kids toast or a mouthful of and tea (no sugar). But then I tend to snack on bits and pieces instead of lunch. So bread with butter and a piece of ham, crackers with butter and cheese etc. Dinner I only have a tiny bit of food and yet I’m about 7lb too heavy at the moment (BMI 26).

No fizzy drinks, no alcohol, I mainly drink tea in the day with skimmed milk.

My question is what can I replace the butter with? I don’t like the feeling of being full so I tend to eat tiny portions of things. But those things are calorific!!!! 🤦🏻‍♀️

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pennysays · 01/05/2020 21:35

One suggestion (the obvious) would be not to buy it - for a couple of weeks - and just see where that gets you. I went vegan and the thing I miss most is butter but I s to lol don't eat it.

Second option - give yourself a daily limit, like 20g to use across all your meals so you really prioritise where you want it

Third - figure out other ways to cook veg e.g stir fry with soy for veg, I like a drizzle of olive oil on my broccoli, roasted veg is tasty without butter.

Fourth - the closest I have found to replace the depth of butter is soy sauce (v salty though so get the low salt version) or yeast flakes which have the depth of flavour but not the oily ness or salt

Ultimately nothing will taste as good as when it has butter all over it, so you will have to compromise

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