Living as a Baker
Posted 05 November 2006 - 04:27 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:05 AM
Here are the things that I think help when you've got, what you called, "a fattening habit":
Eat the best of whatever you want -- which means, eat your homemade cookies, but don't eat Oreos.
Eat slowly and savor every bite -- I'm the world's slowest eater -- it makes good food taste even better and, of course, it makes the pleasure of good food last longer.
Eat what you want -- I find that if I want a taste of chocolate cake, but don't think I should have it and decide to substitute a rice cracker, let's say, for the cake, I'll eat a dozen rice crackers, because they just don't satisfy me. It's better to have a small taste of the thing you want, than a big hunk of the substitute. In the end, it will cost you less in calories and frustration.
If anybody has a magic answer to your question I'd LOVE to know it. I keep waiting for The New York Times article that proclaims chocolate cake the newest diet food!
Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:12 AM
In my case, that means I have to give away most of what I bake, so that one temptation doesn't pile up on top of another.
This is why I keep my day job -- co-workers are always happy to eat the extras!
Edited by RuthWells, 07 November 2006 - 08:13 AM.