My Achilles heel when it comes to dieting is baked goods. Specifically homemade chewy chocolate chip cookies. As an adolescent I didn’t care for chocolate, and I had more of a salty tooth and less of a sweet tooth, but now that I am older my body shivers for sugary treats.
I mentioned previously in the first few weeks of joining Weight Watchers that I went through a major sugar detox and I felt physicially and emotionally like crap for three weeks. I had sugar withdrawals with headaches and mood swings too! Crazy! Crazy I was!
Or Bienenstiche cake (bee sting cake)…
Below is a pic I posted proudly a few years back when I had taken advantage of Easter Candy sales! I ate it all too!
I am rambling though and we all have weaknesses. If I have cookies in my cupboard or a container of baked goods I will think about those delicious cookies and how the cookie will bend in my mouth and the chocolate chips will melt in my mouth and damn! I am glad I am cookieless right now or they would be in my belly! My point is how I avoid eating a bucket of cookies is I don’t keep them in my place.
I know you know, but it works. If you don’t have the temptation around, you won’t indulge. Brian, my fiancé whom I love and adore has been making a lot of cookies and he has brought some over to me and I accepted the first two offerings, but I declined his last offer.
I had a cookie monster attack one night when I couldn’t stop thinking about those chocolate chip cookies he baked and instead of having one, I decided it was best to eat them all so I could start fresh the next day. The lies we tell ourselves.
If you have a spouse or partner, it is really important that they support you in your quest to lose weight. It is tough stuff when your bestie is eating a delicious slice of cake or has a bowl of your favorite chips, and offers you some.
It is bad enough with the food pushers in your office who try to pawn off their baked goods or over load of treats. Especially since we can all use a treat during a stressful day in the office. Resist the food pusher.
Just say No! Or no thank you is more polite. Food Pushers exist and we all know a few… My Mom is the worst; she will guilt trip me!
Stay strong my friends!
Peace & Love – Rachel