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2/3/13 9:27 P

I agree with all these posters so far everything in moderation, its a matter of portion control. I like to have a cup of tea when I'm feeling like snacks they have a lot of options flavor wise so I get the flavor I am craving without the calorie hits.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,880
2/3/13 9:14 P

In my humble opinion, there is no diet replacement for chocolate.

So if I crave chocolate, I eat a small portion of it. And track it of course

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2/3/13 9:11 P

I read in prevention magazine that a heart healthy snack is some really good quality dark chocolate, some walnuts and some berries. I got some dark chocolate covered walnuts, and some frozen berries. together, they make a healthy treat.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,395
2/3/13 8:56 P

I can relate, hooboy. I really do love chocolate.

Things that help:

When i do eat chocolate, I eat a small portion of good quality dark chocolate, and really savour it.

After Eight mint patties. 29 calories apiece. I don't know what it is about chocolate plus mint, but i can eat 1-3 of these and feel legitimately "treated." York Peppermint Patties are good too.

Chocolate flavoured tea. I have been drinking some sort of Stash tea Chocolate Mint (hmm again with the mint!) and it gives me the scent experience, if not quite the taste/melty texture.

Biscotti. I got some individually-wrapped ones, the kind that have chocolaty coating on the bottom. About 150 calories, and i find that by the time i crunch my way through one of these, alongside a cup of tea or coffee, I'm satisfied.

Hot chocolate. I enjoy the "mexican style" hot chocolate (it comes in hard chocolate tablets, flavoured with cinnamon, that you melt into your milk). Calcium/protein plus chocolate-fix, a good deal, especially on a cold day. Or just get the instant packets (check the label, not all instant cocoas are created equal in the nutritional department) for a very quick/convenient chocolate fix.

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URBANK9 Posts: 894
2/3/13 8:49 P

Chocolate pudding sometimes works for me if I have a sweets craving. They have low sugar varieties and the calories are fairly low, plus it has calcium.

Edited by: URBANK9 at: 2/3/2013 (20:50)
GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,400
2/3/13 8:46 P

For me it's snack mix or snack crackers especially white cheddar variety. I have yet to find a substitute. So can't have them in the house. Or DH needs to hide them.


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2/3/13 8:19 P


I've discovered GoLightly Sugar Free 'Just Chocolate' Hard Candy. (It's sweetened with Splenda)

I gives me the sustained taste of chocolate without the calories.

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NEWRUNNER2 Posts: 542
2/3/13 8:08 P

Oh yes, cravings. I'm not sure I could just pick one thing I crave!

What I end up doing quite often is to go ahead and have the food but in a small portion. Then I wrap up the rest and get out of the kitchen. Granted, I can only do this if I have the calories left that day to "spend" on it.

In your case of chocolate (one of my weaknesses, too) I have sometimes done a third of a serving (about 5 grams) of chocolate chips, sometimes with something else (cereal or banana). I leave the chocolate chips for the end, so my snack ends on a sweet note.

I'm sure you'll get a lot of tips. Just experiment with what works for you.

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2/3/13 7:59 P

I love chocolate, and I'm wondering a great alternative to eating a candy bar. I have explored the option of chocolate slimfast shakes.

So what I am asking, what are great alternitves to my craving, and what have you done to battle yours?

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