Sweet tooth temptations

Saturday night we celebrated some birthdays. Not a big deal, right. But what do families always have at birthday parties…CAKE!

Cake is probably by far my favorite sweet treat. When I was pregnant with my son, I would bake a cake almost every week and of course, eat it by myself. I love cake. Chocolate cake. Yellow cake. Marble cake. Strawberry cake. German cake. Angel food cake. It doesn’t matter, I love cake. Period. I also love cake batter. My mom always wondered why her cakes were a lot higher than mine when they baked until I finally told her it was because I would eat half of the batter before I put it in the pan. So you see, I have an addition to cake…and frosting. I can’t tell you how many times I bought and ate an entire can of frosting all to myself in one sitting. 

Cake isn’t necessarily part of the plan for healthier eating. But it’s also one food I will not give up. No way. No how. However, I realized I don’t have to eat an entire cake or even half a cake – a nice-sized piece will do just fine. It usually satisfies my sweet tooth cravings.

Well, at this little birthday gathering we were having, there were several choices for cake. There was the typical marble cake with white icing. YUM! And then, there were four other different types of cake cut into quarter sections (from a round layer cake) arranged nicely on a platter. There was red velvet (okay), carrot (better), German chocolate (even better) and then a chocolately on top of chocolatey ooey gooey goodness one. Guess which one I picked? Yep, I ate the chocolately goodness one…the best of the bunch. Not the entire quarter, but a slice and a half. And darn, if it wasn’t the best tasting chocolate cake ever.

I was going to stop after one slice, but my husband wanted to taste some (he chose the red velvet one instead) and mine was already gone. So I sliced a little chunk off another piece for him, although I ate most of it!

Fortunately, my other food choices for the rest of the day were part of my plan for healthier eating. So, I didn’t feel the least bit guilty for indulging in the ooey gooey goodness of that slice of cake. It was so worth it.


5 thoughts on “Sweet tooth temptations

  1. Yummy food sitting on a counter just tempting a person really does make it hard to lose weight. If only food didn’t taste so dang good!


  2. You are so right, Redneck Princess! Food tastes WAY too good! I do try not to have too many goodies laying around my counters and in the fridge. I do have some snacks on hand, but they are semi-healthy and they taste good. I love most of the WW snacks. They may be small, but they taste really, really good and usually satisfy my cravings. Thanks for reading!


  3. Try looking at the ingredients before eating those tempting treats. Then try this visualization exercise… put a pound of butter on a plate and pour yourself a cup of vegetable oil. Sit down at the table with these two items in front of you and picture yourself eating this meal. Then when you sit down with the cake pause, close your eyes and think of the butter. I’m lucky to choke down three bites of cake after that. Sounds silly, but drastic problems call for drastic measures.


  4. Great suggestion, friend! I will definitely try this… the visualization, not the actual eating. There’s a new commercial out on tv that shows a guy biting into a stick of butter and it always grosses me out. Maybe I should just think of that commercial. Thanks for the suggestion!


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