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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!
Did you figure it out? Well, the Yoplait flavor is Boston Cream Pie and the Chobani is Peach. Pretty crazy, huh?
2 – Limit Added Sugar. By nature, fruited yogurt is going to contain sugar. If it didn’t, it would be plain yogurt and that’s a completely different story (plain is great, but most of us need to add a little something to it). But how much and what kind? Try to limit as much added sugar as possible in the form high fructose corn syrup (especially if it’s the first ingredient!) and sugar by any other name (milled sugar, fructose, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, etc.). You might also beware of brands that report lower levels of sugar on the label and use artificial sweeteners instead (aspartame, sucrulose, acefulsame K, etc.). These would include most Yoplait Light and Dannon Light ‘n’ Fit varieties.