Easter Chocolate Anyone?
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Ok.....so 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 deprived...you just have to learn to balance.