It’s Sunday morning and you’re sitting in your favorite cafe, drinking a cup of coffee. You are enjoying the peaceful atmosphere when suddenly someone across from you starts eating a croissant with whip cream and jam. It smells amazingly delicious so you order one for yourself too. But as soon as it arrives, you realize that this is not going to be a leisurely breakfast – there are only two bites left! Knowing what awaits will make your decision easy: finish off that croissant or leave it behind?
The seductive power of French bread is a difficult force to resist. The fresh scent, the crispy crust, and the flaky layers are all enough to make anyone abandon their diet for one delicious bite. A croissant smells so good that it can become difficult for you to refrain from eating your entire breakfast – even if it means being in pain later on. The struggle between what’s best for us and what we really want will always go our way until something better comes along: like chocolate cake or ice cream!
If this dilemma sounds familiar, here are three tips that might help you avoid temptation next time you’re at the bakery.
Make an effort not to buy too many pastries when shopping; they’ll disappear before you know it.
If you manage to make the right decision and buy only a croissant, eat just half of it in one sitting; this will help with portion control and also keep your stomach from hurting later on.
Consider having breakfast at home instead of going out for brunch or ordering something expensive off their menu – these are small changes that can have huge impacts on our waistlines!
These tips might not stop us from feeling like we’re missing out when walking by a bakery, but they’ll certainly save money in the long run as well as give us less reasons to feel guilty about indulging every once in awhile! Life is all about balance after all: satisfying treats should be enjoyed in moderation while still being able to stick to our diets.
Lizzie A. (just one croissant)
It can be hard making the right decisions when it comes to food, and that’s why so many of us are faced with guilt after we indulge once in awhile or buy a pastry for breakfast – but there are some things you can do if you’re struggling!
First off, don’t feel bad about eating your favorite foods occasionally as long as they’re consumed in moderation and not on every day of the week; this will help make them seem less indulgent by comparison and give yourself more willpower over time. Second, try changing up what you eat for brunch: instead of going out or ordering expensive take-out, why not make your own food and enjoy it in the comfort of your home? It will be more satisfying to cook for yourself rather than purchasing something that was made by someone else. As long as you’re sticking with healthy ingredients, indulging from time to time can actually help keep us on our diets!
Brunching at Home: Healthier Than You Thought
Are you going to finish that croissant? We all have guilty pleasures here or there when it comes to what we eat – but they don’t always need to get in the way of staying healthy. Brunch is a perfect example of how this balance can work out; while ordering take-out or eating brunch every day are both unhealthy habits, indulging from time to time can actually help keep us on our diets.
Mornings are especially tough for many people; it’s hard enough just getting out of bed, let alone cooking breakfast or making lunch for the day (not that we’re suggesting those are worth skipping!). That is why a lot of people are turning to ordering expensive take-out when they are feeling hungry and lazy – but if you have an oven at home, what better way to enjoy your brunch than by cooking some eggs in there? It will be more satisfying to cook for yourself rather than purchasing something that was made by someone else. As long as you’re sticking with healthy ingredients, indulging from time to time can actually help keep us on our diets!