If this isn’t a usual issue for you, then I wouldn’t worry about it. I try to eat generally healthy and in moderation year-round, but leave myself a little slack on the holidays as I don’t usually get these foods the rest of the year. This includes a little bit of extra stuffing, an extra cookie or an extra lick of batter or frosting…
Honestly, your weight did not increase 1 pound due to what you ate. You’d have to have eaten an extra 3500 calories in “licks” and “finger fulls” to gain that pound and I’m sure you didn’t. Your weight increase could be caused by a number of things such as water-weight fluctuation, where you’re at in your monthly cycle, and the list can go on and on. I’ll say the same thing I tell everyone in this situation…don’t weigh yourself daily…or if you do, then don’t be stressed about a pound (or more) of variation on a daily basis. You need to look at the whole picture of a week or couple of weeks worth of time.
Really, I’m about 129# (I’m pregnant though) and my weight pre-pregnancy, as well as currently, can fluctuation 4 or MORE pounds day by day. It’s just our bodies working.
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6,263 11/21/12 9:46 A
Sometimes I just get so busy. And I have been cooking for a long time, so sometimes I just forget to taste. I don't really just assume it tastes wonderful, I just get sidetracked easily. And then I serve it and realize I didnt taste it!! Chef Ramsey would ban me from the kitchen for sure!
I also havent been cooking like that much anymore, so it might different when cooking for a holiday meal. Might just have to take small tastes rather than entire spoonfuls :)
I chew gum too. And sometimes I set out a container of cut up celery or carrot sticks (I usually have those prepped and ready to eat, in the fridge) and I'll snack on those if I really want to eat something while I'm cooking. As for tasting something to "make sure it's good"-- DH is my taster. He doesn't cook or bake or anything but his job is to make sure the icing is sweet enough or creamy enough, etc.
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That's a really good idea, Pookie. I'm gonna try that!
I don't really bake, but i DO have this problem when I'm cooking regular meals. Especially if there's cheese in it that I don't finish off for the recipe. I'll keep cutting at the block and eating the slices as I put together the rest of the dish.
you can't count morning's weigh in as a gain, it has to stay around long enough to be a trend. because if you ate more than usual at night, odds are the food is still in you, increasing your weight. if you had more sodium or carbs than usual, you're looking at more water retention. and depending on what kind of exercise you did, water is part of how your muscles get repaired. so certain exercises can cause you to retain water the next day. unless your tastes and swipes added up to 3500 cals. in which case, you need to scale back the portions of your bites and wait a little longer before you start trying the product [in other words, don't sample at the intermediate steps, just at the final].
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It hasn't been a problem, until last night while cooking all the sweets for Thanksgiving. A taste of batter, a swipe of icing, a test of filling - and my weight is up a pound this morning, even after doing an hour TRX workout. I would love to hear if anyone has any strategies to break this habit. I love to bake, and I don't want to give that up!
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