Easter Chocolate Anyone?

Thursday, April 01, 2010 I buy chocolate for my boys, like I always do. My oldest son informs me that he does not like chocolate (I forgot...since he has been a vegetarian for the past 3 years he has lost his taste for chocolate - I couldn't imagine). So, with all this leftover chocolate, how do I handle it and not indulge?

This is SIMPLE.......I give it away! Out of sight, out of mind is what I say! If it's visible, I'll eat it when I'm having one of my bad days--we all have them! When I don't see the sweet treats in my cupboard, it's like they don't exist....I cannot see them so they're not there.

A great way to help avoid the cravings if you have no choice but to buy the odd "naughty" snack for your kids is to put the items in containers that you cannot see through. When I open my cupboards they don't jump out at me. Some people have a drawer or cupboard just for candy! Not me!

When I crave a sweet treat I try Lite Jell-o. I also like apple slices done in the microwave for about 30 seconds with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a "smidge" of sweetener. If it's salt I crave, Lite Popcorn does it for me. Just have to stop after 1/2 a bag!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend and I hope you can avoid over indulging. Have a little treat, but make sure you include it in your daily allowance. No one should feel just have to learn to balance.

xo Heather emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Awesome BLOG. I don't have children either, but I do have a wife that loves candy and sweets. And, she's trying to lose weight as well. We both have the sweet tooth quite often, and them little 100 calorie packs of cookies help.
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    3777 days ago
    I keep chocolate in a candy dish on the sofa table all year. I never eat it! I like chocolate ok but don't crave it or have to resist it. Now, if I had a bowl of chips and salsa or popcorn there...I'd have to refill it about every 2 hours!

    But you have the right idea. I love light Jello too. Lime and orange are my favorites! I only bought my daughter a little candy this year and sugar free gum and mints! She's 17 and a chocoholic!

    Happy Easter! emoticon
    3777 days ago
    I only bought jelly beans for my guests. Have had them for 2 weeks now and didn't care. Then came yesterday - stressed out by a few things and I cracked over the bag. Had a small bowl full..... yikes. Now I have to buy more for the guests. Good thing I didn't get chocolate.

    You done good, girl! emoticon
    3778 days ago
    I don't have children, but, like your son, after becoming vegan, I lost my taste for a lot of sweet things so it doesn't bother me during these holidays. I do allow myself sweets for my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas, if I have the desire. Otherwise, I just say no. I never thought that I could give it up but something about clean eating takes it away, or so it seems. If I have a problem with anything, it is salty and fried foods. I have a harder time with those.
    3779 days ago
    I too hide my kids 'treats' so I don't readily see them and partake. My newest personal 'treat' is a cup of coffee. Strange, I know, but doctored up with Splenda and fat free cream, it really helps me with my sweet cravings.
    3779 days ago
    I share the chocolate with everyone. And my kids are old enough I let them have their own stash on snack hidden in their room.
    3779 days ago
    Lucky for me...I don't like chocolate!!!
    3779 days ago
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