My cheats revolve around donuts at the office meeting and other extra curricular happenings. At home I am in better control. I fix meals I can eat and have leftovers and snacks available for any crave. If I eat regularly and appropriately I don't seem to have as much trouble with overindulging. At home, when I fix a compromising meal I freeze all leftovers right away after a meal. I 'pad' the meal with low cal veggies (a salad, green beans, cabbage, etc.) and there is always oranges, bananas, yogurt available for the times in between. I keep frozen veggies and fruits, popcorn and tuna for a more savory snacks. I mix up a big salad with a few extra 'helpings' so i can always 'create' a salad for a quick snack too. If you 'lose control' and eat a ton of Brussels sprouts . . . at least it shouldn't break the calorie bank.
Update! NO MORE Wiggle room on my weight! Still figuring out how to keep balance and stay in charge. Staying active but could step it up again.
SW: 275-276 Ht. 5'6" GW: 135 (goal range: 130-140) CW: WAS 124.7 NOW: 143.5 My focus is health AND fitness! And LOSING 10 lbs. again! (I'm STILL getting there . . . )
current weight: -9.9 under
Fitness Minutes: (250) Posts: 18 2/28/13 8:08 A
How about ice cream? Next time you see some overly ripe bananas at the grocery store, pick them up and toss them (peels off) in your freezer. When you get the craving for something decedent, toss a frozen banana, some frozen berries, some cocoa and a splash of milk into a blender and blend til creamy and voila! Instant healthy ice cream.
current weight: 440.0
Fitness Minutes: (350) Posts: 3 2/19/13 8:01 A
If you're looking for something that won't leave leftovers, I'd recommend making a single serving brownie. I've only done it a couple times, but basically you put all the ingredients together in a mug and microwave it until it's done. There are a lot of variations, here are a few: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de tail.asp?recipe=83254 http://caloriecount.about.com/no-pudge-s ingle-serving-brownie-recipe-r145627 http://happyherbivore.com/recipe/single- serving-vegan-brownie/ I haven't tried this one yet, but I just read about a banana-oatmeal cookie that you can make by combining 2 large old bananas + 1 cup of quick oats and bake at 350º for 15 mins. You can add in choc chips, coconut, or nuts or coco powder if you'd like. I can't wait to try it! Hopefully this wasn't too much!
I am pretty good and at eating reasonably clean for my regular meals but I get stumped when it comes to cheat meals/days/treats. I usually will save my cheats for a meal I eat out or for a dessert but since I've been cooking at home more I get scared to allow myself to indulge b/c of the temptation left overs have on me. Any suggestions? Recipes/ideas?
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