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TIME-4-TINA Posts: 623
2/9/13 10:27 P

Ok, this is just a little thing but it really does the trick for me. After lunch I always crave something sweet. So, I suck on a tootsie pop. The pop last for like half an hour and then you get the chocolate tootsie roll at the end. Only 50 calories and by the time your done your lollipop, you've satisfied your sweet tooth. I have one every day. Enjoy!

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2/9/13 1:06 A

I went to have a peek at your Nutrition Tracker but you don't share it! If you use it, I would suggest allowing us to have a peek, at least for a little while, so that we can give better feedback.

Apart from that, take a look at WHAT you have for breakfast and lunch. Often people eat the wrong sorts of food which doesn't last them very well, OR not enough. If suggest that you start the day with wholesome food like Rolled Oats and a piece of fruit, or Wholegrain Toast (with a fairly high fibre content/low fat/sugar) and peanut butter, banana, baked beans or egg on it. Add in a piece of fruit and that is quite filling. Make sure that your lunch is balanced and has good protein and low on processed carbs. This is often the reason why people fall later in the day. The processed food doesn't last the course.

Have some small snack packs of pieces of raw fruit/veges or dried fruit ready for when you need to snack. Or have a hard boiled egg or a few nuts. Another good snack is a cold baked potato (not stuffed with lots of calorie laden stuff). The cold Jacket Potato has a lower GI than when they are hot, so will keep you fuller for longer, too, and doesn't break the calorie bank.

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2/9/13 1:03 A

IF you'd be willing to share your nutrition trackers, we could take a look and see if something you're eating is triggering the craving.

When I need a sweet fix, a single square of dark chocolate's usualyl enough. A large candy bar can last me over a month!

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DMW1250 Posts: 11
2/9/13 12:03 A

Thank you for your suggestions. I do like honey crisp apples, they are my favorite (Just not in love with the price tag for them)....but i do indulge once in awhile. Thank you again, and have a great evening.

2/8/13 11:49 P

a brand called "Handi-Snacks" makes pudding cups, some are fat free. They are on our baking aisle in the grocery store near us. They aren't refrigerated on the store shelves, but I refrigerate mine at home. The chocolate ones are fat free and provided you eat only 1, some are 90 calories or 100 calories. Butterscotch flavor are my other favorite! Also, with apple slices you can never go wrong. The honey crisp apples are really sweet. :)

DMW1250 Posts: 11
2/8/13 11:12 P

I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions. I find that during the morning and even at lunch I do really well on eating healthy...then everyday about an hour or two after eating lunch I have an uncontrollable craving for something sweet...and by time I get off work I am so hungry for dinner that I end up stopping to get something to eat because I want something to eat right then....any suggestions so I am not blowing my efforts to eat healthy and lose weight?

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