If you make your own, make them smaller. Drop cookies, like chocolate chip, are very easy to make a little smaller (plus, you get more cookies out of a batch). That brings down the calorie count without losing any flavor.
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Saying No,Thank You to Candy/Cookie Fundraisers And Give a Donation of $ instead
On this Valentine's Day, I thought it would be interesting to have a say- no- to -sweets-secret! I have a neighbor whose child has school fundraisers using catalogs to buy cookie dough for baking ahead. I bought TWO tubs of choc. chip cookie dough last year and when no one was able to come to the cookie-bake I had scheduled for my child during the holidays,AFTER the holidays when I was cleaning out the freezer and saw the cookie dough,I baked it all and ATE them in 2 wks!~Gained 5 lbs & lost it
So I made a New Year's Resolution not to buy the dough anymore.So when she came around with the fundraiser,I said no,politely ,but my hubby came up with a GREAT IDEA--let the CHILD choose a tub of cookies and DONATE THE $! That way I get to help WITHOUT putting on any weight !!!Works for me!!
When I want a cookie, or ice cream or come other sweet that will knock me off track, I look at the nutritional info. Usually its something crazy high for such a small amount and I remind myself that for that many calories I could find something way healthier. If I REALLY must have it, then I work around it.
Don't beat yourself up if you can't resist, but the whole point is to think twice before you pop something in your mouth.
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