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21 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Keep it up!
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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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