I’m a huge fan of moderation.
If you want a cinnamon roll every now and then, just have one!
It has been my experience that when you tell yourself you CAN’T have something, you all of a sudden obsess over that thing!.... Multiple days in a row of obsessing over something could cause you to cave and binge out! That one cinnamon roll you could have had on Wednesday could turn into a whole pan of cinnamon rolls on Sunday!
HOWEVER- we also know that it will be really challenging to achieve our goals if we are consuming cinnamon rolls EVERYDAY... especially if we have not built up our metabolism to support daily intake of high sugar/ high fat/ high calorie foods!
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
This is where healthy versions of our favorite foods come into play!
If you are trying to cut back on sweets, but feel like cutting them out would turn you into Captain Obsesso, try a healthy substitute!
WHAT MAKES A GOOD HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE?
I like to look for recipes with these ingredients:
•oat flour or wheat flour instead of white flour
•honey, xylitol or stevia instead of sugar (I don’t like Splenda or Sweet n Lo... I’ll cover that later!)... or just reduced sugar
• added protein (protein powder or eggwhites)
• coconut oil, Greek yogurt, natural peanut butter, or applesauce instead of vegetable oil
Here is a link to my favorite cinnamon protein bread recipe!!
(Remember- calories still count! Just because it is healthier doesn’t mean that it is calorie free!)
Drop your favorite healthy recipe below if you’ve got it!!👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼