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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
1/11/14 11:26 A

If you have cravings, then chocolate is your " drug of choice ". A choice implies that you could choose not to eat it. Since it has no nutritional benefit, eating it only at special occasions would be a better choice.

If I substituted meth for chocolate, and asked for recipes, no one would help me out. If you can't control the desire for a food, or have cravings for it, you should treat it by the same guidelines as meth.. avoid it. If you like chocolate at special occasions, 2-4 times a year, then enjoy it at those times, but if it is necessary to eat it daily, or even weekly, you have a problem, and should probably never have it.

The only thing I would suggest is trying dark chocolate over milk chocolate, but if cravings happens, abstinence is the best option. That sucks, but it is the truth.

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1/11/14 10:54 A

:)

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,940
1/9/14 6:45 P

So are you looking for low calorie, chocolate flavored desserts.
Or do you need to go "cold turkey" to get the cravings under control??

Becky
your SP Registered Dietitian

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1/9/14 2:40 P

Browse sparkrecipes.com for recipe ideas. Pinterest has lots of ideas too. I love chocolate as well. I'm just very careful on how much I eat. :)

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (11,118)
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1/9/14 2:28 P

Do you have any history of sleep disorder or difficulty sleeping or falling asleep?

LEC358 SparkPoints: (11,135)
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1/9/14 1:33 P

I've found that one small square of *good* dark chocolate is all I need to satisfy the craving. Lots of chocolate flavor in a very small (and relatively calorie light) package.

LOSENIT81 Posts: 3
1/9/14 12:51 P

Please can someone help with the chocolate cravings? I crave sweet/chocolate after I eat. Any ideas on recipes.

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