If I am out at a birthday party or some other social function and the usual foods are available, I tell myself this... The birthday cake is not going to taste any different than any other birthday cake you have had over the years, so remember how the last one tasted and keep it moving. This is my way of avoiding unwanted calories.
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I'll Have a Slice of Birthday Cake AT THE RESTAURANT!
I LOVE to BAKE! The problem IS I LOVE to EAT WHAT I BAKE! So, now instead of baking a birthday cake or some other sweet that will last a week in the house,I celebrate the day by eating OUT and having the slice of cake,pie or sweet treat at a restaurant! That way I have my cake "SLICE" and eat it too
I KNOW I WILL celebrate with some sweet treat,but keeping only one slice within reach and OUT at a restaurant fulfills my sweet tooth,sense of celebration, and keeps the REST away from my waistline! That helps me "teach" my body that one piece is ENOUGH!
I wanted to avoid temptation while I baked my son's birthday cake, so I made sure to set a low calorie flavared water in my work area. Whenever I was tempted to taste a little frosting or piece of the cake, I drank my flavored water to satisfy the sweet temptation. It worked much better than I ever expected.
You can eat whatever you'd like, just be sure to watch the portion size and to only eat it once in awhile. It is not good to make a daily habit of treats. A good example, birthday cake, cut your piece in half or quarters and either shar or freeze for another month or two weeks.
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