We where set up at an event last weekend, and we can’t tell you how many times we heard the dreaded comments.
“Oh my I would weigh a ton if I worked here”
“oh man if I ate here I would be fat”
“oooo I can’t even look”
“Isn’t it torture to work here?”
You guys… please……
These comments drive us crazy. We were talking about it on Monday as we were sharing a bottle of wine during our team dinner and realized.
Wait, what if, we told you guys our secrets on how we keep ourselves fit and happy?
Here are our top 5 secrets to staying skinny while working at a bakery.
1. We cook from Scratch.
I know this sounds scary and daunting. Although Aura is a professionally trained chef and she knows how to make fancy dishes. Daily we cook basic home meals. We don’t purchase ready made meals and we rarely eat out. We would be happy to share our recipes with ya’ll. Make sure you let us know in the comments.
2. We Hydrate and move our bodies
We drink half our body weight in water daily. In case you have never heard of this, you take your weight. In my case 156lb divide it by 2= 78. This means on a daily basis I have to drink 78 oz of water. Refillable water bottles are a must around the bakery.
We move our bodies for 30 minutes every day. We use an app called FitOn. It’s awesome because we can invite each other to workouts and then it shows us the stats. I’m not competitive at all but Chef and Kate are. It makes for a fun way to work out together.
3. We Portion Control
Pink Pineapple Cakes does NOT diet. We eat whatever we want. But we eat with portion control in mind. We follow portioning guidelines on our packaging. We measure out our food.
A couple of weeks ago I measured out exactly half a cup of rice for my dinner and was shocked to see that it was more than enough, and I probably would have normally eaten one whole cup. We do our best to live a portioned life
4. we Make mealtime fun
This sounds like such a “how to get your toddler to eat their veggies” statement, but it’s true. We eat lunch and snacks together. Often times we end up sharing what we brought, by splitting salads, sharing bagels, and soups.
Eating together is a time to walk away from our work, and to reconnect as friends. Tell jokes or stories and laugh together. We believe that if you enjoy yourself while you eat you are more likely to feel satisfied both physically, mentally, and emotionally. You should never walk away from a meal feeling deprived in any of those categories.
5. We eat the DARN CAKE
Finally, we eat the darn cake, cookies, brownies, or sweets.
We don’t eat prepackaged factory-made treats.
And we eat something sweet every day, sometimes twice a day. We believe that if you eat something sweet and portioned everyday your body will be accustomed and it will not feel deprived, therefore you are less likely to binge eat or take a bigger portion because you are satisfied.
Working at a bakery or not, follow these 5 simple steps and you will be good to go.
PS. Click here to order that DARN cake