I'll make myself a single serving of a brownie or flour-less cake from scratch.
1/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup canned coconut milk 2 packets NuStevia powder 1 tsp vanilla Optional: (1T. almond flour, or any flour)
Stir. Microwave in a mug for 60-90 seconds... eat =)
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I usually go buy myself something fun as a reward
I don't reward myself with food anymore
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Ice cream. Hands down. Ugh, I love ice cream TOO MUCH.
I don't eat 'naughty' treats. Naughty implies that I am doing something wrong! If I feel like dessert once or twice a week I will either have a couple of mini chocolate bars, or a small scoop of high quality ice cream.
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12/7/12 1:23 P
@IamLoved- Ice cream. I love it and hate it so. It is absolutely my favorite dessert, but sadly i am incapable of eating a single serving of it. Best I can do is limit myself to two large scoops, and that takes effort. For the most part I'm forced to avoid it for that reason. Man o man how i wish I could have just a half cup serving of slow churned vanilla once in a while. Its so delicious and the perfect consistancy, but every time I've tried I've ended up binging as I always do.
I've had good luck with Nestle 20 cal hot chocolate packets when I mix it in warm skim milk. Taste's great and I feel satified afterword. Plus no guilt if I just don't have my glass of milk with dinner and have it as a late snack instead. I can never get the consistency right when I add my own cocoa powder and make it that way.
I need to choose a treat that is tasty, but won't make me want more. I like the slow churned ice cream. I feel like that fact that it has fat/protein in it helps it to me more satisfying than treats that are pure sugar, and I love that it's sweet and cold.
But this winter I've really been digging hot chocolate. Skim milk, cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla extract... Delicious. The milk adds the protein and I can adjust the sugar content myself.
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12/7/12 12:31 P
I don't "treat" myself with food anymore either. I put a lot of effort into burning calories and getting rid of excess weight that it just isn't worth that momentary "treat".
But when you really can't shake a sweet craving, I have a bag of dark chocolate Dove pieces in the bottom of my refrigerator. (Great hiding place BTW, nobody in my house ever looks under the produce) I don't see it all week and don't think about it, but by the end of the week when the veggies are all consumed, I see that bag. I don't always need a piece, sometimes it's enough to realize they've been there all week and I never wanted one :)
If it's been a really long tiring week, I usually want comfort food and protein. Soups and stews are great for this and they can be healthy too!
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12/7/12 11:36 A
Like LuAnn, it's probably going to be whatever I'm craving at the time.
I personally don't believe in rewarding myself with food. Doing that is one of the reasons I got fat in the first place. If I had a bad week, I had cupcakes to make myself feel better. If I had a good week I had cupcakes to reward myself. See what I mean?
But one of my favorite sweet snacks is taking 1tbsp of chocolate chips and melting in the microwave, and spreading it on a graham cracker sheet. It's only like 130 calories but it gets the cookie/chocolate cravings out of the way.
"If you feel like you should treat yourself to something rewarding, or you'll end up binging instead, what's a yummy but not too derailing treat that you allow yourself?"
Whatever I am craving at the time.
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My grandmothers walnut cookies. I eat really clean or at least do my best, but at christmas there is nothing like these cookies. I will make just one batch for myself which should turn out about 25. They are full of butter, but once a year-- I don't care.
I really love breakfast so a lot of times I make breakfast for dinner. Sometimes it's oatmeal and yogurt with fruit or I will make oatmeal pancakes. Another "treat" since I'm a pretty clean eater is to buy a Lean Cuisine pizza and then have a big nutrition shake after. It's like pizza and ice cream!
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12/7/12 8:40 A
I've found half a frozen banana to be a wonderful substitution for ice cream urges.
I have little squares of dark chocolate that are 30 cals each. If I really want chocolate I have one of those. Not as big a fan of dark as I am of milk so I don't want more and more like I do if I were to have a little bit of a hershey bar or something.
Greek yogurt with the fruit on the bottom, while very sugary, does satisfy that sweettooth without being horrible.
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I would eat a few mini eclairs are 35 calories each. My FAVORITE!
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Everyone knows the feeling...
It's been a long week. You've behaved yourself on the food front, eaten healthily, exercised, and feel proud. Now it's Friday and the day is just dragging.You really want some cake! If you feel like you should treat yourself to something rewarding, or you'll end up binging instead, what's a yummy but not too derailing treat that you allow yourself?
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