Diet without Deprivation. Only go for the cookies when there are 2-3 in the bag after you’ve given the rest away.
I tried this. I really wanted those ginger snaps. And I held out … until the bag, left out of the box by my husband, was just staring at me. So I went for it, and gratefully, there were only 2 whole cookies left, the rest were crumbs! Voila! A solution to my cookie craving. I can eat a small serving of cookies at the end of the lifespan of the box/bag. By then, there may only be 2 or 3 left which is probably the serving size anyway. Depending on the cookie, that could be a whopping 160 calories packed in 3 little cookies. Hmmm … are 3 cookies worth an extra 20 minutes of walking — when I do get back to walking for exercise? Maybe. We’ll see.