Cookie Binge

I had a major cookie binge last night. 😳 Those Sweet Potato Oatmeal Raisin Cookies were so delicious, I could not stop eat them! I actually lost count of how many I ate!

With the upcoming holidays and Turkey Day just a week away, I thought over-doing-it like this tied in perfectly with how to deal with overindulging. (Binges happen to me too!)

Here’s how I deal:

  • Get back on track at the very next meal: I don’t wait until Monday or even the next day, I get on track immediately with whole grains, lots of fruits and veggies, and plenty of water. I eat normally and don’t restrict calories.
  • Sweat it out. After a major splurge, I make sure to fit in a good workout to help balance-out any extra calories. Plus, exercising always makes me feel better.
  • Make a mental note and move on: Every time I binge, I make a mental note about what triggered my my overindulgence, so I am conscious of it the next time I am faced with a similar situation.
  • I don’t beat myself up. If I indulge too much, I get over it. I don’t let myself feel guilty about it. What’s the point, right? I get back on track and just keep truckin’!

I hope these tips are helpful to you, especially when faced with all of the delicious treats around the holidays. Also remember, that the holidays are a time to splurge a little bit, so make sure you do! Just don’t go overboard!

If you’d like more ideas and tips for healthy eating check out my Balanced Eating page. There’s lots of info!

Breakfast

My appetite has been really weird lately. I don’t want to eat “real” food; I just want eat sweet carby goodies. Perhaps it’s hormonal?

Breakfast this morning was 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana on one side and Crofter’s Fruit Spread and banana on the other.

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This meal was nice and filling. 😀

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And, as usual, I also had some iced coffee. I guess I won’t be switching over to hot coffee this year?

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Question of the Day

How do you deal with over-indulgences?


103 Comments

  1. whenever I have a sweet binge my mom says to never regret it but to just get back on track with healthy eating, which I personally love. I’ve also learned that if I “accidentally” eat half of the cake I made to just drink some water and exercise a bit once I digest it.

    with love and cupcakes,
    cookteen!

  2. Oh my goodness, yes! I totally know what you feel with this…any time I try to bake something myself, I end up going crazy with it.
    The other day I made cookies and had rules to keep myself in check- no tasting dough until the cookies were IN THE OVEN- but as soon as I started eating them I went insane.
    And the next day, despite my “good” plans, I went even crazier! I was already in that weird mind-set and baked a whole lot of food, and made myself feel sick doing it.

    But…my plan is to eat the foods that are good for me, which I truly do enjoy, and workout a good amount, and get over it.
    And maybe next time I feel like baking…call you or something. And you’ll talk me out of it. Right? Ha ha

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