Have you ever been on a diet and been told “you can never eat (enter your favorite dessert here) again?” Or on the flip side, you love (enter favorite here) so much that it’s always in your house so you eat it all time?
How do you stop eating indulgent sweet treats on the regular without swearing them off for life? The answer lies behind “the double D." Nope, I’m not talking bra sizes here ladies. Rather, “daily desserts.” Daily desserts are 100% healthy foods that satisfy dessert and sweet cravings. Here’s a few examples...
The trick is to keep your kitchen stocked with daily desserts well, daily. Always have frozen fruit, dates, cocoa powder and maple syrup in the kitchen, this way, you’re always ensured a yummy daily dessert.
At the same time, you have to get the tempting treats out of the house and you can’t bring them into the house either. This is worth repeating: “Get the treats -- cakes, cookies, candy, ice-cream -- out of your kitchen.” If you don’t, it’s only a matter of time until you eat them. If you go to a party and are offered to bring the left-over cake home -- don’t do it. If you do, you’ll eat it. If you have a party and there’s dessert left-overs, have someone else take it home, bring it to work for others or, throw it away.
This doesn’t mean you can’t ever eat tempting treats ever again, but what living by “the double D” does do, is allow you to eat guilt-free desserts on a regular basis. How can you gauge if it’s a good time to eat a tempting treat or not? Ask yourself this question -- “Is this a special occasion outside of my house?” (Think wedding anniversary, Christmas dinner...). If the answer is yes, then it’s okay to eat a treat. No guilt.
Even vegan tempting treats should not be in the house on a regular basis. If I kept this amazing and easy Sweet Treat Chocolate Pudding in my house all the time, my husband and I would eat a pound of chocolate chips every week. Although it’s made with tofu instead of dairy, it still doesn’t make the “double D” list (but if you need a sweet treat -- it’s a good one).
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