Sweet-toothed bakers’ll be especially interested in Ariela’s story. The blogger at Baking and Books went from 160 lbs to 129 lbs — and shares her experience in How I Ate My Cake, and Lost Weight Too. Her sweetest tip? Budget your sweets:
I allow myself sweets twice a week. What this means is that although I post a lot of baked goods on this blog, I only bake once a week. And if I bake a batch of 30 cookies, I’ll save 4 of them as my “sweets allotment” (2 per serving) and I give the rest away. Same for cake - 1 slice is mine and the rest is shared with others. Giving away freshly baked goodies is not only good for your waistline, but it’s a great away to make friends.
My results were striking. I had little trouble eating this way, I began feeling and sleeping better, and I didn’t think much about it for a month or two. It just made sense. A month later, I’d lost 15 pounds. A month after that, both my cholesterol and my blood sugar were down, well into the normal range (my cholesterol went from 240 to 180). My apnea was gone, and I was sleeping through the night.
What’s your eco-diet resolution for 2009?
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