You know that sometimes you do have to have a piece of cake or dessert you are craving. I indulge once in a while but I only purchase one slice and when I get it home I cut it in half and put the second half in the freezer. I put the piece I am eating on a beautiful dessert plate and surround it with sliced fruit and some walnuts or almonds. I sometimes sprinkle it with cinnamon to help lower the glycemic index. Then I really enjoy it with a cup of green or oolong tea!
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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!
Having a piece of cake with a low-carb meal (such as baked chicken & broccoli or Grilled Fish and Asparagus) won’t raise glucose levels as much as cake after a big pasta meal. Eat sparingly, it should be a small thin slice, and only on occasion.
Go for yogurt when you need calories or are in doubt
If you find that you just ate under calories for the day, eat a cup or two of Fat Free Light yogurt. Most store brands carry a wonderful selection that will be around 100 cals, and less than 20 carbs (like Publix brand).
And the flavors are great! Instead of eating a piece of cake, I eat Black Forst Cake yogurt, or Carrot Cake yogurt.
There's a reason Michael & Fiona eat yogurt on Burn Notice - it's good for you, cheap to buy, & is great for energy!
I go shopping for yogurt if I even get down to 10 containers in my fridge drawer. I live for this stuff. And it's a great snack at night, and you can add more fruit to it if you like.
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