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54 minutes ago, Sophie7713 said:

I am finding my sweet tooth coming back like a vengeance after December surgery 2018. I'm definitely a Cookie Monster and love chips, too! Made homemade thinned sliced potatoes in 450 degree oven to satisfy craving without the salt, oil and preservatives. It must be the holiday season abundance of the treat mentality or new cool climate? And, if I take just a few bites to sample - it does not satisfy until I eat the whole piece of cake. Need to nip this in the bud. This is a good idea. Cereal. Try to reach out for a Protein with fibers + fruit. Any other suggestions that have helped you or anyone else?! Finding this holiday season especially challenging with too many indulgences... Oh boy. I can resist pecan pie. Just not a favorite. But any fruit pie, doughnut, breads, pastry, cake or chocolate LOOK OUT!

Yeah, i love me some Desserts too. I think I started wanting them for reals again around 2 yrs post op. I can still be satisfied with just a couple bites so thats good…plus my tendency to dump keeps me sorta in check.

I’m a big proponent of keeping an eye on calories…so long as total daily calories stays at or below maintenance levels, then the desserts are all good so long as one’s labs are also all good (but that’s just me…this strategy may not work for all).

If limited bites wont satisfy you or lead u down a slippery slope, you can try (1) full abstinence, - if u can - so you can get the sugar out of ur system and cravings will dull a bit, or (2) delayed gratification: when the craving comes, commit to waiting 1 hr before eating. If u still want it, go ahead. But u may find after an hour you may not want it anymore.

YMMV.

Btw, Miss u, sophie! As well as the others who where regulars on here a year or 2 ago. I guess its just the way it is as we get further out…

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Salad!

Painstakingly mise-en-placed this baby then settled in to watch the latest Bond movie. Ate the 5 peices pork belly (40g) and a forkful of the crab salad and I was DONE. Pork continues to be a super-stomach-filler for me. Which is a good thing because I love roasted pork belly. AND a bad thing cuz I love roasted pork belly 😂

Had I eaten the whole thing (which i most certainly did not…even though i really wanted to!) it would have been 589 calories. Will tackle the rest later.

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On 11/25/2021 at 10:51 AM, Sophie7713 said:

I am finding my sweet tooth coming back like a vengeance after December surgery 2018. I'm definitely a Cookie Monster and love chips, too! Made homemade thinned sliced potatoes in 450 degree oven to satisfy craving without the salt, oil and preservatives. It must be the holiday season abundance of the treat mentality or new cool climate? And, if I take just a few bites to sample - it does not satisfy until I eat the whole piece of cake

I’m right there with you! I don’t think my sweet tooth truly ever went away but dumping curtails many shenanigans.

But I also go through food phases. I’ll love something for 2 months then never want to see it again. 😂

I tend to share all Desserts with others or “buffer” dessert with a vegetable intensive or low calorie meal. Honestly it does as much for me mentally as calorically. I need chocolate on a monthly basis.

Let me know if you find a solution!

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BBQ Pork on a stick.

Ate 1/2, Mr ate the other half: 111 cals for what made it into my tummy.

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Green apple, carrots, cucumbers, cheddar, pepperette and roasted red pepper cream cheese: 348 calories,

Mr and I ate it all while watching a pvr’d episode of Home Economics. I’m guessing I ate bout 1/3 or less? Hard to say. I logged the entire thing anyway.

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One last bake session for the year

Apple Pie (full sugar so no macros sorry) made with an oil crust

I doubt I’ll eat any of it. And it was vegan right up to the point I put an egg wash on 😩

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