Are you are struggling to resist the temptation of freshly baked holiday cookies and other goodies? If so, you are not alone!
You don’t have to deprive yourself the joy of baking to avoid the temptation of these homemade treats. Below are some simple tips and strategies for those who love to bake and love to eat!
1 – After the baking is over, set aside – on a separate plate – one item per day (I suggest setting aside three servings, which is about how long homemade goods stay fresh). Separate “your plate” from the main batch and allow yourself to eat these whenever you want, guilt free. This way, you won’t feel deprived and you won’t feel the need to indulge in too many at once. It also requires you to think about and plan when you’ll eat them, which helps control mindless eating.
2 – Another technique is “out of sight, out of mind.” Place baked goods in a concealed location (and not on the kitchen table or counter) so that you are not reminded to have a taste every time you enter the kitchen!
Here’s to homemade treats! Happy baking!
Danielle Omar, MS, RD
The Food Confidence Expert