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DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (405,556)
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1/9/14 11:37 P


BLEGNER11 SparkPoints: (31,068)
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1/9/14 1:28 P

never thought about popcorn and cinnamon will give it a try

JULIERN06 SparkPoints: (4,096)
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1/9/14 1:17 P

Thanks for all the great ideas! There are quite a few I'll try next time I have a craving emoticon

RUBENB2003 Posts: 13,170
1/8/14 11:35 P

I'd been good avoiding the sweets left in the break room. Today I splurged an almond rocca and put me over my limit. Dang it!

UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
1/8/14 11:29 P

only for ice cream

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (405,556)
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1/8/14 11:27 P


SWANATOPIA Posts: 1,049
1/8/14 8:54 P

Air popped corn sprinkled with cinnamon seems to stop my cravings!


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MLEHTO SparkPoints: (80,082)
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1/8/14 8:53 P

I totally understand where you are coming from. A life without chocolate in general doesn't appeal to me. emoticon

CATIEBELLE Posts: 6,032
1/8/14 8:43 P

I just have to go cold turkey and not eat at all. A taste will set me off.

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MNOT2THICK Posts: 10,773
1/8/14 7:02 P

mostly fruits, skinny cow or fat free pudding

T from NYC.

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ZZYYGGY3 SparkPoints: (43,462)
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1/8/14 6:32 P

I have tea or diet soda. I also try to distract myself, and sometime give in and have a mini candy bar.

SUPERMODEL2BE SparkPoints: (14,116)
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1/8/14 2:56 P

Sugar free pudding

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PTREE15 SparkPoints: (8,059)
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1/8/14 2:52 P

I let myself have it, but then I don't have any more sweet treats for at least a week. I did not follow this strategy during the holidays, though. Sometimes, you just have to splurge and be done with it and get right back on track. Easier said than done, but that seems to work for me. Sometimes if I don't give in, I will eat a bunch of other food I really didn't want that adds up to more calories than the sweet treat I really wanted.

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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/8/14 1:23 P

Once in a blue moon I get a craving for sweets. I just eat something sweet and I am over it till another blue moon.

CAMEOSUN SparkPoints: (85,257)
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1/8/14 1:15 P

I have a 'splurge' time. Not gluttonous, but a treat on occasion and then get right back on track.

~ Do what good you can, and go in peace ~

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
1/8/14 12:56 P


QUILTINGQUE Posts: 3,110
1/8/14 12:00 P

I give in every so often. A life without Snickers peanut butter doesn't appeal to me at all!

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LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,684
1/8/14 10:21 A

100 calorie snacks, or skinny cow chocolates, sometimes fruit

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (230,844)
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1/8/14 8:06 A

I distract myself. Maybe a good book.

STEELER71 Posts: 7,994
1/8/14 4:58 A

Big time sweet tooth but only for chocolate things like choc. covered nuts. Choc. covered toffee is my favorite.

DWROBERGE SparkPoints: (405,556)
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1/7/14 11:48 P


KJANE54 Posts: 427
1/7/14 9:58 P

I have almonds for a snack mixed with a few of those Brookside chocolate pieces. The teeny bit of chocolate seems to take off the edge.

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LADYCJM SparkPoints: (47,057)
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1/7/14 9:50 P

By preventing them!

Seriously. I notice that I have cravings when I'm not eating well. Either I haven't enough in terms of calories or I haven't had enough fat or protein in my diet. I also plan things that I used to crave into my diet.

For example, I really like peanut butter. So my after workout snack is a slice of whole multi grain bread with 2 tbsps. peanut butter. I really like chocolate. So I have a chocolate protein shake every morning that tastes like chocolate milk. I like oatmeal chocolate chip cookies so I have a Fiber One Oats and chocolate chip bar every morning.

I've found planning healthier substitutes and including them in my regular diet keeps me going nuts over the unhealthier foods.

MSOLEDAD521 Posts: 315
1/7/14 9:21 P

I crave sugar daily and trying to trick my mouth into believing it's had it when I drink diet soda or something like that doesn't work for me. Sometimes I give in, sometimes I can feel the craving and tell myself that it is ok to want something and not have it. Depends how stressed out I am I will be able to bear it, or I will just inhale it.


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ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (126,171)
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1/7/14 9:19 P

I keep Skinny Cow frozen fudge bars in the freezer at all times, or Italian Ice cups, frozen yogurt, or Blue Bunny no sugar added light ice creams in the freezer.

GRACELANDII SparkPoints: (78,916)
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1/7/14 9:15 P

Something sweet but healthy like grapes, or if it's really bad a tbsp of honey.

JBALDWIN29 SparkPoints: (108,868)
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1/7/14 7:13 P

I usually grab some strawberries, slice them and add some light cool whip on top, I'm satisfied.

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (39,751)
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1/7/14 7:06 P

Sometimes I drink green tea and the craving goes away. But usually I just let myself have about 100 calories of candy, like gummy bears, a day and that keeps things like bingeing on sweets from happening.

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MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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1/7/14 7:02 P

I like Think Thin protein bars, they have no sugar and about 20 grams of protein.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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1/7/14 5:56 P

When I have a craving I drink about 16 oz of water and that pretty much kills the craving as the full feeling replaces it.

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,349
1/7/14 5:54 P

I used to love the fat-free Hunt's chocolate pudding cups (80 calories)....
then another and another and another....
I started realizing that the only thing it meant to me was I could have more.
My bad.......I don't buy them anymore.

I stick to fruit.

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MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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1/7/14 5:19 P

I savor a fat-free Hunt's chocolate pudding cup (80 calories) with a large glass of water. T hen I dance to work it off! I think that makes me pretty even.

The only "diet" that works is consistency!


PENUMBRA52 Posts: 1,554
1/7/14 4:56 P

Something sour - like a pickle or hot sauce often takes away that urge away for me

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JULIERN06 SparkPoints: (4,096)
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1/7/14 4:14 P

My sweet tooth got the best of me yesterday and caused me to eat about 500cal more than I should have for the day. How do you cope with the cravings?

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