How do I stop myself from eating cake from the fridge? I have diabetes.

Amy Campbell


While it’s okay to eat a piece of cake every now and then, the easiest way to stop yourself from eating cake is to not keep it in your fridge. That may be easier said than done, but if you have tempting foods in your fridge or your cupboards, the chances that you’ll end up eating them are fairly high. Make it easier on yourself and try not to keep these foods around. As the saying goes, “Out of sight, out of mind.” If other people in your household like sweets, talk to them about how hard it is for you to resist them and suggest how they might make it easier for you, such as keeping the cake in a different place where you won’t see it. Also, whenever you get a craving for any sweet, or otherwise tempting food, see if you can distract yourself for at least 30 seconds. For example, call up a friend, do some housework, go for a walk. Doing something else instead of eating can often lessen the craving. You might also try keeping low calorie, low carb foods around to munch on when cravings strike. Cut-up raw vegetables, boiled eggs, sugar-free gelatin and sugar-free popsicles are some foods to stock up on.