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How do I resist temptation...weight gain while baking

post #1 of 20
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I'm just curious, how do you all resist temptation while baking?  I've had a 10lb weight gain in the year since I started baking...I need to resolve this issue and was just wondering if you all would share your secrets.

post #2 of 20

Ugh, wish I had advice.  I have gained about 25 pounds since starting my bakery.

post #3 of 20

You're not sick of smelling, icing and just seeing cake? The last thing I want to eat is cake. And certainly not icing. I hate getting it on me - ick. I mostly make the same 4 flavors - maybe that's the trick. When I make something different, it's more tempting. But I can't remember the last time I had more than 2 bites of a cupcake.

post #4 of 20

Unfortunately no, haha!  It's not the cupcakes, its when I make cookies or cake balls.  The difference with me is that I am special order.  I think if I had a store front it would be different.  I'm not baking everyday.  So when I do, I wanna make sue that it tastes good :)

post #5 of 20

I met this woman in the summer and someone told her I bake.  She said, "Oh, that explains your figure!"  :-o... :-?... :x

 

Uh, okay...

post #6 of 20

Yes, the key is making it all the time - then you never want it anymore.  I'm sorry I can't be of more help.  I just try to lose a few pounds at a time, and then do my best to keep it off/under control.  Move on from there.

 

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post #7 of 20
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I met this woman in the summer and someone told her I bake.  She said, "Oh, that explains your figure!"  :-o... :-?... :x

 

Uh, okay...

 

Boo hiss!

 

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post #8 of 20

I am sick of it as well…but sugar cookie dough gets me every time!!  

I exercise extensively, it helps.

 

Also, when I have a big cake project I am on my feet all day decorating and moving around like crazy doing dishes, it burns a lot of calories.

 

I am still not quite at my ideal weight but am able to stay on track.

 

Make too much and you too will be sick of the stuff!

post #9 of 20

Wear tight pants. It reminds you to not eat.

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post #10 of 20

Heartburn...... that helps.   REALLY BAD heartburn.

post #11 of 20

No matter how many times I make the same chocolate cake, I still want to lick the bowl and eat the scraps.

 

I chew gum at the moment when I'm baking/decorating - spearmint gum.

 

Or suck a lollipop if you can make one last a long time - it's sweet, but doesn't have nearly as many calories as all the cake I can eat.

 

If you're eating trial recipes, eat one slice/cupcake as a replacement for something else you would normally eat, and give the rest away, or throw it in the freezer to take to a morning tea or something later.

 

Buy a coloured container that the rest of your family can eat from, but you're not allowed to.

 

Take a photo of yourself from behind and put it in your kitchen. I can ignore fat photos of me from the front, but from behind - phew!

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by mcaulir View Post


If you're eating trial recipes, eat one slice/cupcake as a replacement for something else you would normally eat, and give the rest away, or throw it in the freezer to take to a morning tea or something later.

 

Buy a coloured container that the rest of your family can eat from, but you're not allowed to.

 

 

Love the "family-is-allowed-to-eat-from-this-container" idea.

 

I have started taking a tiny taste to make sure the recipe (or trial recipe) is ok, then immediately freeze and/or give away.

post #13 of 20

i have a blog with recipes for the 'diet conscious'--i have to have something crunchy and something sweet--and i have a list of my own personal diet tips that work for me--it's at www.k8memphis.blogspot.com and i've lost over 40 pounds

 

"small batch baking and crunchy chip ideas for the weight conscious ~~ keeping the joie in joie de vivre... one bite at at time ;)"

 

so there's that...

 

plus i am insulin resistant -- if i eat more than 100 calories of sugar per diem my body stores the calories i eat rather than burning it off--i keep it way under 100 calories including fresh fruit -- works like crazy

 

no cake for me!

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post #14 of 20

When I'm done with a cake I don't want to see it, smell it, touch it, or taste it.  I have recently gone low carb/Paleo-ish and I've lost 14 lbs in the last week and a half.  No soda, no sweets, no Chic-fil-a biscuits in the morning (sniff, sniff).  I was a heavy Dr. Pepper abuser.  You could always brush your teeth before you start baking.  That might be a good deterrent. 

post #15 of 20

I gained 28 pounds in the 18 months I was playing around with recipes, lol.

 

I don't bake cakes that sit around the house.  If I'm testing something, I taste it, save some for my husband and kids to try and give the rest away.  If I make a cake for say, my husband or one of my kids birthdays, I keep it in the house for no more than 2 days, after that I throw it away or take it to my moms.  If it's not there, I won't eat it.

 

If I have cake scraps left over that I don't need for cake balls, I immediately toss them in the trash.

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