How do you stop yourself from having one….let alone just one?
You all know what I’m talking about….
The temptations are everywhere you turn. They are in a bowl in every office you walk into. Everyone thinks they’re being generous, but deep down do they know it’s killing you inside. The struggle is real! You know you don’t need one, but where’s the fun in that. We all need socks and underwear too and you know what it feels like to open that gift on Christmas morning.
Let’s not forget that in the next few days. Those temptations aren’t just going to be out and about; they are going to be in our homes!! Then what??? No one is looking….you can sneak one. No one will know, right?! But you will know….and then comes the guilt. Now, I’m a firm believer we should not associate guilt with food. When we’ve crushed our goals, then we can have one and enjoy it and not feel bad about sneaking it. Until then, we have a hurdle we must get over. And I am all about trying to solve problems before they happen ☺, especially hurdles that are totally preventable and that we can self high five ourselves for when we overcome them.
Here’s my advice: Make yourself a “clean” treat that’s just as satisfying.
I’ve added one of my fav’s; the No Bake Cookie Bar. Remember hay stacks as a kid? These taste just like them!! They satisfy my chocolate cravings and help keep the temptations away.
*** I use natural peanut butter and unsweetened baker’s chocolate ***