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Convince me the Sarah Lee Super Chocolate cake is bad for me-please

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

A few months ago I bought 2 (2!) of these cakes. How could something that tastes so great be bad for me. I need help!

I really want to eat the Fuhrman way. (Well, I think I do) but every once in awhile I want something terrifically sweet and decadent. I think, could that cake be that awful for me?


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ARTJAC 9/4/2013 11:55PM


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CRYSALLIS1 9/4/2013 10:37PM

    Your recipe on the next blog sounds much better!

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FANCYQTR 9/4/2013 6:59PM

    It's not bad for you. YOU DON'T LIKE IT. It just tastes horrible, so you really don't want it after all.

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2HAMSDIET 9/4/2013 6:35PM

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DS9KIE 9/4/2013 4:05PM

    yikes you have cake in the house...its not good for you...its bad...get rid of it quick....actually I'm proud of you for not eating it sooner cause I would have already ate some if it were in my house

but really get rid it and make something healthy (I can't believe I just said that about

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    Have you done the sugar challenge, it goes a long way to giving the tools we need to get us through the hard times,
Dr. Oz Show Fans Team Leader

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NASFKAB 9/4/2013 12:45PM

  that is full of rubbish much better make some good for you cake from scratch

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GARDENQE2 9/4/2013 12:10PM

    Sarah Lee cake is bad for you!

The shortenings they use in commercial baked goods are a major contributer to inflamation...they set off asthma, arthritis, allergies. I can tell if I eat only one portion!

Bake yourself a Crazy Chocolate Cake with olive or canola oil. It's easy, it satisfies the craving and is much better for you! Or better yet, eat fine dark chocolate!

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PATRICIA441 9/4/2013 11:11AM

    Personally, I cannot eat one slice, I am like an alcoholic with one drink I go wild especially with sweets like chocolate. I had a friend who brought Ben and Jerry's icecream and had one Tablespoon each afternoon. Only one. Talk about control!! lol. I would give the chocolate cakes to the local food bank or church. Get it out of the house! Good luck girlfriend. Been there and done that and it was not pretty!!!

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CHANGE4FIT 9/4/2013 11:10AM

    There are no bad foods-remember that. The questions you have to ask yourself are:
How much do I have to eat to be satisfied?
How is this going to affect me short and long term? Am I going to engage in negative trash self talk if I eat this or am I going to acknowledge how good this treat is and move on?
Remember, one piece of Sara Lee does not a pound make-we all need some treats. This is not a diet or punishment, it's learning to "have our cake and eat it too".
Best to you!
ps-I had a cadbury creme egg for dessert last night-I was over calories by 54 for the day and I can live with that :)

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TINY67 9/4/2013 10:15AM

    Good Luck emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/4/2013 10:03AM

    A piece of cake? Not so bad if you count it in. A whole cake? Not so good regardless of whether you count it in. Try reading the label and see what the ingredients are, calorie count, might help you to abstain or to go slowly with it. I don't think I could resist, so I don't buy those them. Good luck, Chris!

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    its way too hard.. well for me .. to do choc cake.. so i do some other ones not as bad.. like angle food cake and a dd only one can of crushed pineapple.. its not as bad as a regular cake.. so think about getting rid of bad stuff like that and checking out very fat calorie snacks

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JANEMAR2 9/4/2013 9:29AM

    There is nothing wrong with having a piece of cake. The problem I have found is that eating that type of food makes me crave it more and makes it that much harder to stick with a healthy program.

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FITMARY 9/4/2013 9:19AM

    A very small piece every once in a while is NOT bad for you. But, for me at least, it's difficult to combine "portion control" with "chocolate." Those words don't naturally want to go together....
Could you serve yourself one piece and then freeze the rest already cut up into small servings? Or, even better, have one piece and then give the rest to the neighbors?
Stay strong!

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WILDKAT781 9/4/2013 9:17AM

    Eat like you are going to eat the rest of your life, don't be on a diet...if you have no medical reasons to not eat the cake - then have a slice ONE SLICE!!!!!!!!


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DRAGON-CHICK 9/4/2013 9:07AM

    How about a chocolate smoothie?

Greens - optional!
mango goes well with chocolate.
Banana and strawberries, too.
There is an awesome dark chocolate almond milk out there.
It might be Silk, I can't remember.
Add a spoon or too of cocoa.
A splash of almond flavor - optional
sweetener of your choosing, maybe a date or too?
VERY YUMMY! I promise.

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NELLJONES 9/4/2013 9:00AM

    There is nothing inherently wrong with cake. Some of us, though, don't see cake for what it is: a rare treat. My sister can have a piece, enjoy it, and not think about cake for months. It preys on my mind if I put so much as a taste in my mouth, though it's more pie than cake for me. And remember, a real "serving" of cake is about three bites, not the size listed on the box.

I did discover, though, that if you avoid sugar sweetened treats for awhile, naturally sweetened food like pineapple will taste so sweet it seems like it should rot the teeth right out of your mouth.

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SOAPSTRESS1 9/4/2013 8:57AM

    You have to train your mind and body to cut out processed foods. Choose an alternative. Make some whole grain muffins with some dark chocolate. Get rid of the cake so it does not tempt you. emoticon

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SANDRALEET 9/4/2013 8:55AM

    One peace not the whole cake

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WALLINMW 9/4/2013 8:53AM

  Great Blog! You can do this, one pound at a time!

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