Yes, as I have mentioned numerous times previously, food additives are a very big definite contributor of weight gain. (See “Can Food Additives Make Me Fat?“) BUT there is a very simple way to counter that problem. Make Your Own! Now I’m not talking about from a box or from a mix of sorts, but from SCRATCH. Scratch you say? How? Won’t it take too much time? In a single word… NO! And certainly no longer than if you were to go to the store to buy said “goodies”.
Can you imagine the smell of your own chocolate cupcakes baking in the oven? The satisfying taste plus all the love you put into your creation will allow you to appreciate it all the more, in so many different ways. However, there is one small catch… Limit how many of these delicious confections you consume… PERIOD! Come on folks, that’s simply common sense. These are treats – not a meal! Even though you are using wholesome ingredients, too much of a good thing is still too much.
Yes, even though you are wanting to lose weight, there is nothing wrong with having a treat every now and then. If you constantly deprive yourself of things you desire, then when you finally “cave in” you will make a feast of it. Not a good thing for sure! Another quick tip would simply be to freeze all the baked goods you just created ~ in small portion sizes. (Out of sight, out of mind syndrome ) Have a plan! Stick to your smart consumption of the baked goods and it will definitely be a win-win all the way around. Good Luck!
Disclaimer: This information is for you to actually consider alternative possibilities for your success. Please seek advice from your medical professional before starting any weight loss or exercise program. Taking charge of your body is your right and privilege. Do so with knowledgeable information from trusted sources.