Glamour blogger says cupcakes are evil

And here we are after a fashion week which featured cupcakes at several shows, and it's time for another round of Cupcake Hate, this time from Glamour Vitamin G blogger Sarah Jio, who writes that while she cupcakes are her weakness and I think I could have one every afternoon of my life," they are also "evil" because they can help a girl pack on the pounds.

Given that I know we have plenty of readers who are also weight/health-conscious, what do you think? I say: moderation. You don't have to eat a whole cupcake. Eat a little frosting, a little cake, a few bites; share! Mini cupcakes. There are so many ways to indulge without going wild. Below are Jio's cupcake avoidance steps. What do you think?

Here's my five-step plan for cupcake avoidance:

1. Look at the frosting, now imagine all that ooey gooey creamy goop injected into your thighs or belly--because that's where it's going!
2. Would you want to look like a cupcake? Didn't think so. One Vitamin G reader uses this trick: She avoids foods that she wouldn't want to look like (imagine a greasy pizza).
3. As soon as you start craving a cupcake, eat a piece of fruit instead. Do it fast, before you brain convinces you that you need the cupcake. Wait 15 minutes and the craving will most likely fade. (You could also drink tea, too.)
4. In a pinch, turn to a bran or carrot muffin instead--at least you'll be getting some healthy fiber and whole grains.
5. Still want one? OK have one. But go to the bakery with a pal and make her promise that she won't let you have more than one.

Comments

Amanda X said…
Cupcakes are NOT evil! How dare she! And I would LOVE to look like a cupcake! They are probably the most adorable things on the planet!!!

XOXOXO
Sarah said…
If Glamour ever advertises on facebook I'll remember to click on the thumbs down icon & provide them with the reason 'offensive'. wtf.
Peg A said…
Eat a cupcake, walk for an hour. Simple exchange of calories in and out. Especially in NYC where cupcake cafes can be reached by way of a nice stroll of twenty blocks.
Linda said…
Or you could just eat cupcakes in moderation and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle & exercise, but I suppose thats no where near as glamourous! :D
Bianca James said…
I am glad I'm already fat and ok with it, because it means I don't have to think about spreading frosting on my thighs as a cupcake avoidance tactic.

Semi-relatedly, I'd way rather look like a strawberry cupcake than say, a spinach leaf or a salmon filet, although those things are delicious too.
Alison said…
I disagree! Just don't eat 20 of them! Minis are perfect for a bite of sweetness. Everything in moderation I say, and if you eat too many cupcakes, you likely would have indulged elsewhere, but would it have been as much fun?
Lalaroo said…
I'm sorry, but who wouldn't want to look like a cupcake? Just look at Cakespy's Cuppie!
Anonymous said…
I eat a cupcake at least once a week, and I eat dessert every single day. When I poke my fat I think "This used to be a cupcake, and it was totally worth it!" I want to live my life one sweet day at a time.
Becca said…
I believe it's called . . . "everything in moderation" . . .

Another solution to not eating a cupcake is punching yourself in the abdomen until it hurts so much you just can't possibly eat. . . . in other words, people who promote ways to "avoid eating" are kind of promoting eating problems :(
Foxyvee said…
Too much of ANYTHING is bad for you...so dont hate on cupcakes!!!

I bake a batch of something everyweek, cupcake, cake, pie whatever -I give half away to my neighbors - problem solved.
Anonymous said…
someone needs to send her the 'dont be a hater' t-shirt! seriously, what an awful life to live if you cant have a cupcake once in awhile. girl must not eat anything... it all goes to our bums!!
Eve123 said…
Life is uncertain - eat dessert first! Especially if it's a perfect cupcake. :)
anitamp said…
Actually, if you don't indulge in your cravings every once in a while you'll end up stressing out and binging on it all in one day. I don't see how that is healthy at all. Plus if you can't enjoy these things in life, what's the point?

Cupcakes are always worth it!
Cassykins said…
I wouldn't want to look like squash or onions or a banana either... Just saying.
-april said…
I am powerless against chocolate baked goods like cupcakes & brownies, but I think you can add fiber-rich items and supplements that could add bulk without compromising flavor. Then again, Maybe I'm justifying...;-)
ummm bran muffins ARENT much better...