how to eat cake…and not gain a pound!
It’s true, I have found a very good technique that works like a charm for having a little cake and not gaining a pound. I know this works because this is how I dealt with a “must have” craving for cake last week and I still managed to lose a substantial amount of weight.
In the small market I sometimes frequent, but try to avoid going to for the simple fact that they distribute Busken bakery goods. I have a secret love affair with Busken’s icing, and their cake Ohhh and let’s not forget the doughy, soft, little round bundle of love iced donuts. If you don’t know this about me I am a complete icing whore, cake whore and well let’s just call a spade a spade or a ho-ho a ho-ho and admit I am a sugar whore all together. I will jump OVER the bag of potato chips to get to the brownie….that is how I roll. It’s also what is responsible for many of MY rolls.
I had to get bananas, bottled water, skim milk and avocados…not much, simple list and that store was on my way…so I stopped. I grab my cart, I walked in, turned to my left and made the mistake of looking to the side toward the crack counter of the Busken baked goods….and there it was… a Cake. Not just any cake, this cake was a sheet cake that someone left, abandoned, who apparently forgot about the lil cake or didn’t want it anymore. (What kind of person leaves a little lonely cake, it reminded me of a puppy at a high kill shelter) ok, maybe not, but it looked very pathetic and very delicious! They had butchered this cake into individual pieces wrapped them up tight with the icing mushed up, trapped, screaming out to be freed. To add insult to injury they taped a little collapsible “spork” on the top. Pretty much hand me the needle already!
Panic set in…I have been doing Soooo good! What to do, what to do? I wanted that cake…a whole piece of cake, the corner piece with the big yellow icing rose with green icing leaves on it! In my desperation without thinking I turned to a young guy beside me and asked him…”Hi, do you wanna make a quick five bucks?” Oh the look on his face was priceless. I convinced him that all he had to do was follow me outside after I bought a piece of cake and watch me take one bite and then throw the rest in the nasty trash can out front. He seemed leery but I must have looked like I was going to cry or hit him so he agreed.
He waited for me at the front and I told him he could even watch from a distance, so it didn’t look too odd or anything….I unwrapped the Saran wrap and freed the lil cake from confinement. In a strategic move and swish of my spork I caught a good glob of icing. I am not going to lie…it was amazing. Might have been the best bite of cake ever…e.v.e.r. I quickly gave a look like “ugh-stale” and pitched the whole thing in the trash. Desperate times call for desperate measures folks.
I am not saying that I can’t have a whole piece of cake if that is part of my food plan for the day or week but this situation is the VERY thing that would spiral me into weeks of bad eating habits. If I ate a piece of cake that I knew I should not have eaten it generally led to other bad choices and then I figured I had really screwed up so why not eat everything I had been craving. A vicious cycle of binge eating.
You really can have your cake and eat it too….sometimes it’s just one bite at a time.