How to Resist Delicious Desserts in Your Fridge
Stay Away from the Desserts!
For the Love of Food
I love food. Anyone that knows me would agree that staying away from food is harder said than done. I have a friends that has way more will power than myself and can avoid all of these sugary treats, maybe that is why she is a fit size 2 while I am not. I will not claim to be perfect and I will not lie that I never give in and I may or may not have eaten an entire bag of gummy worms yesterday.
Here are things that most of us know and sometime forget to do in order to avoid eaten those unnecessary calories and sugar.
Keep Your Hands Busy
If your hands are busy and your mind is occupied you won't be tempted to go eat. I like to knit while I watch TV, I have found I do significantly less evening munching on the nights that I am knitting or writing for that matter. If I am not doing anything I tend to get up and wander to the kitchen and thus begins the downward spiral.
I have never been a gum chewing person. It might have to do with being a teacher for so many years. I used to accidentally tell my husband to spit it out when he was chewing gum at home, force of habit from school. I could spot a gum chewer from half a hallway away. Kids knew better than to enter my hallway with gum, the janitor even commented that our hallway always had the cleanest under desks.
Now is the time to chew gum and use the low calorie tastes and munching keep you away from higher calorie desserts.
Hard to Resist Desserts
Eat Something Healthy
I don't always want something healthy an that would be part of the problem. Here are some great thing to keep prepared in your fridge so you can nibble.
- baby carrots
- sliced green and red peppers
- sliced cucumbers
- fresh green beans
- cauliflower pieces
- sugar snap peas
What Dessert can you NOT resist
This one is easy. A majority of the time you think you are hungry you are simply thirsty. Think about how much water you truly drink in a day. I challenge you to track the number of ounces of water you track in a day. With all the alternative beverages out there we are often forgetting that we need to drink regular water in order to nourish our bodies.
Side Tangent -- Warning off Topic! But read anyway......
We have clean water available to us everyday and we should take advantage of it. This year I am running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for World Vision's Clean Water in Africa program. Having clean water readily available is not something we should neglect and something we should take advantage of. You can help provide clean water. Read more about the clean water project here: World Vision
Try Something Similar in a Lower Calorie Version
There are so many other option that can be equally satisfying as a full calorie dessert. I love jellos, pudding, low fat or fat free whipped cream. The fat free whipped cream is one of my best friends, it can replace ice cream, icing, give a touch a fanciness to jello or pudding. Add a few sprinkles to make it even better.