I have a major problem with cookies.
I cannot have them in the house or I will eat them. And not just one of them, I will eat many of them. I wouldn’t go as far as saying I eat all of them, because I never let it go that far.
I typically don’t bake anymore because of this. If I do, I eat them once and send the rest to work with hubby to share with the guys. I also make about a dozen and freeze the rest of the cookie dough. This seems to work out pretty well.
But yesterday, I made cookies to bring to a dinner at a friend’s house and ended up eating cookie dough while baking them, a couple cookies after baking them and then snacking on way too many after that. And when I calculated the calories—they were sky high! So that ruined my calorie count for the week!
I just cannot control myself around cookie dough or cookies. They’re like Nutella, which I no longer allow in the house. It’s like cocaine to me. Addictive!
What made me want to start eating the cookies? The simple answer is that they taste good. And I like chocolate. I’m sure there’s more to it, being someone who struggles with emotional eating. I think I’ve gotten out of touch with understanding my emotions lately. That’s something I need to work on.
It’s so easy to eat cookies (or whatever) and not realize that I’m sabotaging my weight loss by doing so until AFTER the fact. I certainly don’t feel bad about eating the cookies while I’m eating them. The guilt comes afterwards. I guess that’s true for any addiction.
The cookies went off to work with hubby today and I’m sure the guys will enjoy them.
Now I just need to put together a strategy for being mindful so that I can enjoy just one cookie, but not three, four, or a dozen… which is something I had a handle on just a short while ago.
Once a struggle, always a struggle…
What foods do you struggle with? What is your strategy?