I've done it, too. That's one of the things I really had to face in trying to lose weight. Just because no one SAW me eat the donut does NOT mean the calories don't count. Ya know?
I've had to really look at my long term health, and consider whether a food is worth contributing to a heart attack in 10 years. I've been using clean eating and exercise, and so far I've lost almost 30 lbs. I do still sneak in "bad" foods, but I consider them "sometimes" foods, and try to keep them very occasional, like maybe 3 times a week. I don't think there needs to be a black and white approach to food. But you have to look at your family's health history and your own, and how you feel about yourself, and consider whether the foods you're eating are positively or negatively contributing to that. By eating a ton of junk food, you're ultimately going to feel worse about yourself, between the guilt and the weight it puts on. I hope this helps!!
at 2:55 AM on Nov. 22, 2010