Baking and dieting
I struggled to lose 30 pounds at Weight Watchers, a few years back, and was keeping the weight off until early 2008, at which point my financial situation became utterly dire. I ended up living mostly on brown rice, beans, oatmeal, and ... homemade bread. The bread was my one treat. I gained back 15 pounds over the last year and a half, and I'm sure that some of that was my bread-just-out-of-the-oven binges.
I'm trying to take the weight off again and I've stopped baking. But I miss fresh bread.
I live alone, so if I make a regular loaf, I have to eat it up fairly quickly, before it stales or starts to mold (which it does, fast, here in the tropics). I've recently come up with a strategy that I think might work: make all my bread as ROLLS, of which I'm allowed one or two a day, and freeze the rest. Thawed bread isn't as great as fresh, but it's better than nothing.
Does anyone have any other suggestions for reconciling a love of baking with the need to count calories?