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March 22, 2011
Question for the Readers: Homemade Treats & Self Control
The birth of our son turned this into a real dilema. I now am home 90% of the time, and I have a few extra pounds I would like to loose. As a nursing mother, it seams like I am constantly wanting to snack- and sugary treats are very tempting, but definately not the healthy option. How do you resist the sugary goodness?
Here are a few things I have done to try and keep my snacking healthy:
- I try not to make a ton of treats, but my husband loves the snacks for his lunch, and he could use the extra calories.
- I try to have a few healthy snacks accessable (string cheese, apple slices...)
- Drink plenty of water so that I don't confuse my thirst with hunger.
- I allow myself to have a sugary sweet in the evening. Throughout the day I remind myself to save those calories for later.
I would like to find more healthy, homemade snack options that I could substitute for the more sugary variety. Do any of you have a good healthy, yummy, homemade snack recipe?
What solutions have you found to this dilema?