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InstaCrush: The Cakes I Said NO To

By Crushland @crushland

Last Monday began a life-changing event. For a while I’ve been noticing the tighter waistbands and clothes gathering dust on their hangers because it’s just not that ‘comfortable’ anymore. I continued blissfully enjoying the gastronomic delights that is my life (read in denial) until two things happened: 1) I went to buy new pants and had to take a size up. 2) Regular bursts of ‘Is a congratulations in order? :) ‘ returned by my dismayed glare.

Back to the life changing part. I started this 14 day Metabolism Reset diet (which I will post a daily account of with pics) and after 8 days I can already see very pleasing results

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Besides losing the extra bit of weight, I am also training myself to make better food choices, especially carbs and sugar which are my weaknesses. The biggest and saddest fact I had to face is that metabolism does slow down after your twenties!

I said NO to these lovelies, or my protein feasting, water guzzling, egg popping and emotional roller coaster of a diet would be in vain. To make it worse and more traumatic, I’ve never been on an eating plan or diet before!

It started off mildly:

The first temptation came at the end of Day 1. I could deal. When the cinnamon, date, cranberry bran muffin aroma was wafting from the oven, I went to bed. I fought the urge to sneak a banana.

The first temptation came at the end of Day 1. I could deal. When the cinnamon, date, cranberry bran muffin aroma was wafting from the oven, I went to bed. I fought the urge to sneak a banana.

The next night, hot apple crumble with cream. Slightly angry here.

The next night, hot apple crumble with cream. Slightly angry here.

A torturous stroll though the bakery section at Food Lovers to pick up my veg and protein requirements.

A torturous stroll though the bakery section at Food Lovers to pick up my veg and protein requirements. Chocolate brownies with tiny Astros and a mountain of the best giant cookies ever.

Even passing by red velvets and mini pain au chocolats!

Passing by red velvets and mini pain au chocolats. I was sad, but I persevered.

A slab of dark choc staring at me. Have some decency and cover yourself up.

A slab of dark choc staring at me. I covered it up and passed it along.

Worktime

Work time no’s

Then the weekend came, and things got rough. There was a celebration to be had, and I had nowhere to run but straight into the mother of all temptations.

A tea party.

A tea party.

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Pavlovas

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Custard cups

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Super light and fluffy cream cakes

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Marble cake

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Coffee cupcakes (I made these)

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Chocolate cake with whipped cream and Flake

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Chocolate eclairs filled with cream, banana and caramel

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Not a crumb passed my lips the whole day. When Monday came my resistance was low! I bought a box of donuts for guests we were expecting and on my way home, it took all my strength not to have one. This was so difficult!

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And then there was that can of caramel.
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I can’t believe I got through this week, but if I survived that, saying no to even half the treats that come my way should be a breeze.


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