I used to go out almost every day and have some kind of treat. On most nights, it would be a 100 calorie pack treat (like the Hostess 100 calorie cupcake pack) or half a packet of Black and White cookies from Starbucks. On nights I sat in, I would have a few Snackwells Fudge cookies or some sweetened cereal. If I wanted something salty, I'd go for some popcorn with only one cookie or a smaller sweet treat (or I'd mix in dark chocolate chips with the popcorn).
Around the time WW switched to Points Plus, I started becoming more stingy about treats. I was worried about wasting my points (and then calories) on junk food, so I didn't have a treat every night. I'm wondering if that's part of why I go all or nothing. I'll either an entire box of snack cakes or none at all.
I want to set a rule where I only have a real big sweet treat once or twice a week- once on most weeks. A real big treat would be splitting a cheesecake slice with my best friend or having one of my friend's homemade cupcakes. I do want to have a list of smaller treats that I can have on the other 6 days of the week. (And on the day I have the cheesecake, I'll just stick to fruit and a possible glass of milk as my bedtime snack).
My ideas are:
- A Starbucks black and white cookie (half a package split with my best friend)
-A Starbucks cake pop
-A Starbucks marshmallow dream bar (the highest calorie treat I'll have on a semi-regular basis- all of the other pastries will be more limited).
(On occasion, I'll get a decaf soy latte with my treat. Most of the time, I'll just get unsweetened tea).
-A Chobani Flips (they're around the same calories as the 6 ounce container with a smaller serving size and less protein, so I'd like to keep them as my treat for the night; the regular yogurt cups, Bites, and Tubes will be ok as snacks on a regular basis)
-Frosted mini wheats cereal and milk (to dip the cereal in) [or another sweetened cereal with milk]
-Snackwells fudge cookie with milk
-A single serving of ice cream
-Popcorn with dark chocolate chips (mixed in so they melt)
-A piece of high quality dark chocolate
-Cinnamon graham crackers dipped in applesauce
-Chobani yogurt with dark chocolate chips.
I will probably pair all of these treats with some fruit (even if it's adding berries to the yogurt or having a fruit cup with the cookie at Starbucks), and I'll try to have it with a glass of milk on a regular basis.
I'm just looking for some other ideas. I know that, sometimes, I'll end up going for a banana with maple almond butter as my treat (even though that's something I'd also have as a mid-morning snack). On other nights, I'll just have a 6 oz cup of Chobani Pear yogurt or a Champions Tube. Those are things I'll have as an afternoon snack, part of a breakfast, or a side for my lunch. My bedtime snack doesn't have to be something outrageous, but I do want a list of treats I can have once a day every day (that I don't have a dessert at a restaurant etc). And anything that isn't in line with my list will be a once or twice weekly treat.
Does this even make sense to anyone?
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