"I Don't Want To Go To Dessert Rehab But I Must, Must, Must!"

Monday, August 31, 2009

I made a SparkRecipe dessert I like this weekend with
nonfat cottage cheese
skim milk
the juice of one lemon or at least 2 Tbs. of lemon juice
(I like lemon so I used the juice of one and one-half lemons)
sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding
lowfat whip cream (there is also non fat and sugar free but it cost more)
lowfat graham crackers (I used regular, couldn't find lowfat)

I really like this recipe. I usually can't tolerate sugar free products (definitely not soda) but with sugar free pudding I do ok.

Unfortunately, just like a regular dessert I want to eat much more than I should.
I may just have to cut out desserts until I can demonstrate some self control in that area.

Today I had cantaloupe. I can handle that as a dessert. I don't go overboard with fresh fruit.

I thought since I replaced the cream cheese in the recipe with cottage cheese it would help because I CAN NOT even be around cream cheese.

I saw an episode of According to Jim and Jim's brother-in-law, Andy, was eating a stick of butter. Yes, a stick of butter. It was gross. But that is how I am with cream cheese. I can eat it without even putting it on a bagel.

What I am learning is that I am just going to have to stay away from desserts that I CRAVE. I could make a chocolate cake and it would sit there forever because I just don't like chocolate cake much. But if it is a dessert that I think about all day as it is sitting there in the fridge I have to say, "No, no, no!"
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  • GEMINI062069
    Your recipe sounds good - I do sugar free, but it's not the same. I saw that episode of According to Jim... hilarious and relatable.. haha... I find that if I really want dessert I make my hubby get one and I'll have 2 bites and I'm good. But in all honesty it's hard - I'm a dessert person - I usually have SF/FF Pudding or Jell-o with Cool Whip free. Portions are the key.
    4347 days ago
  • KNH771
    Every once in a while I want an unhealthy dessert too. When I do, I buy a single serving of it. Then, when it's gone, it's gone. That built in portion control seems to help me.
    4347 days ago
    Sooo... you haven't developed the dessert control habit yet... ok. no big.

    Allow yourself once a week to have a dessert that you really and truly ENJOY-full fat, full sugar, real ingredients, etc... doesn't matter if you make it or go out and buy it.

    Now before you freak, stick with me. Make it, take your portion and package up the rest for quick departure from your home. Call your friend, send it to work/school, put a 'help yourself' sign on it and send it to the curb.

    Then, with no distractions, sit down, take a deep breath and _really_ savor your dessert. Make it a slow, meditative process - no snarfing it down, no rushing - make note of the texture, the taste, any emotions/feelings that it brings up.

    /Most/ times, when you force yourself to slow down and focus on the experience rather than eating for the sake of eating, you will enjoy it more and feel more satisfied.

    It may take time to get used to, but re-training your brain on the concept of 'treat' is the first of many fabulous baby steps toward success.
    4348 days ago
  • MYTURN11
    Yummy ~ like the desert and yes I agree, I find myself making things that are tasty and creative, and are for others, that looks great on my crystal cake plate but do not appeal to me emoticon
    4348 days ago
    Now that you and I realize the danger of no no dessert, as well as cream cheese ((I am so right there sticking my fingers in it and licking it off) how do we get to the point of knowing that we can handle do we get to moderation? I have learned moderation with making cookies...I ventured in the kitchen and made some, I had one, and it was too maybe that is what leaning moderation is all about...not having something for so long that when we finally do, it no longer has the taste we remember. I honestly don't know. Hmmm...let me know what you think?
    4348 days ago
    Sounds like a great recipe. I may make it soon! Thanks!
    4348 days ago
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