Lord, please help me!!
i LOVE sweets. I can eat a plate full of vegetables, but when it comes to dessert time- I am out of control. I have a full set of sweet "tooth's". And it doesn't help that I make cakes
I'm getting married soon and I have put myself on a diet. So here I am making a chocolate cake filled Oreo cream filling and crushed Oreo's.
For those of you who are on a diet and STILL making cakes, how do you do it??
I can only answer for myself - by the time I am done making the cake and frosting, I am so tired of the smell that I have no appetite for it until hours, sometimes days, later.
What helps me
is I remind myself that the one piece of cake isnt worth all the time I will have to spend in the gym and doing my work out dvds to burn it off.
Every time you think about eating a sweet, just think of how much your going ot have to work to burn it off.
I have a very hard time with this also. Honestly, when I am trying to really watch what I eat and lose weight, I bake a lot less often. But when I do bake, I try to keep a tall glass of water nearby to drink and chew gum. Doesn't always work completely but it helps me cut down on what I eat.
i have this problem while baking too... I need to 'taste' to make sure everything is going well
I feed the scraps to my husband
think of buttercream as raw chicken!
I also have a little piece of dark chocolate (I like to eat 1/2 a baking square because I eat it more slowly gnawing on it like a rabbit)
after I'm done baking I rarely want to eat what I have made so that helps
I have no sense of portion control when it comes to sweets, especially brownies, cake, donuts, and pastry. Once I start eating, I donât stop til Iâm sick. The only way I found to control the binging, is not to start.
When Iâm baking, I donât allow myself to taste or eat anything, not even a tiny lick of cake batter or buttercream. It may sound strange but it is easier for me to have no sweets at all rather than to try and limit myself to one little taste.
It helps me if I have a bowl of salty popcorn to munch on.
Brush your teeth before working in the kitchen!
Use mouthwash -especiallymint
It makes cake & icing yucky
I don't like to eat things that I've made (except marzipan). I will taste while I'm trying to perfect a recipe, but after I know my recipe works, then I don't need to taste it. I do always need a big cup of diet coke to drink while I'm working.
This doesn't keep me from eating everything else in the world, though. I've always been big. And I quit smoking in November, and since then I have gained 45 lbs (or so it said the last time I had a shot of tequila and climbed on the scale). It's driving me nuts.
Check out this site. I saw him on TV about a month ago. Everything he says makes sense. Maybe it will help. The videos are different techniques than anything else you'd try, but I've already noticed my cravings have diminished, and I've only used his method once or twice.
NOTE TO SELF: Do these techniques on a daily basis.