Cookies, Candies and Cakes – Oh My!
Holidays are wonderful times for scrumptious meals, but they’re also notoriously known for the celebratory cookies, candies and cakes festively decorated for the occasion. We all know how tempting those morsels of heaven are – especially when we’re on a diet.
These seemingly harmless bites are full of more calories than we really need. Does that mean we should shy away from all of those delectable desserts? Absolutely not, but you will need to keep your wits about you in order to keep within your dietary limits.
One platter of enticing chocolate fudge is enough to make you lose yourself and forget your diet. Can you really keep your willpower when those sweet trays are so gently calling your name? Absolutely.
The first thing you’ll need to do is arm yourself with knowledge of the approximate calorie count for each treat you feel you simply “must have.” This way, you can adjust your calorie intake for the day to allow you to indulge in a sweet treat during one of your meals.
Another thing you can do if you know you’ll be going somewhere that will have tempting treats is to snack on low-fat, low-calorie foods before going. Fill your stomach up before leaving to go to your destination so that you won’t be as hungry when you get there. The treats will still be tempting, but you’re not likely to overindulge if your stomach is full.
Sometimes it helps if everyone around you knows you’re on a diet and what foods will help you stave off temptation. Most people will be supportive of you, so they’ll be more likely to bake treats using low calorie items to help you stick with your diet.
Another option is to drink lots of water. Water can fill up your stomach easily and the desserts won’t seem so tempting. Holiday cookies, candies and cakes are almost a rite of passage for some people. Make smart choices and tempting holiday desserts don’t have to control you and make you forget your diet goals.