It confirmed what I was beginning to realize. Due to financial reasons, I've been cooking a LOT from scratch. Ok, I do use canned tomatoes & pickles, but otherwise, I make it. I don't make my own butter or olive oil either, so whatever. I don't think I need to go that far down for 'scratch' cooking, lol.
Anyway, I noticed that even when I baked cookies, I didn't eat much of them. They usually disappeared fast, but there wasn't the constant, everyday snacking around them. Baking bread: less bread eaten throughout the day. It was also a lot more filling that grocery store bread.
It also made me seriously consider my 'cravings'. I mean, do I really want cake if I have to mix & sift the dry ingredients, let the butter soften on the counter, cream it with the sugar, etc etc etc. And we aren't even getting to the frosting!
I've found that I can go weeks without giving in to my 'bad' food cravings.
Hmmm, laziness as a diet method. Maybe I should write a book about it.