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Posts: 191
3/13/13 2:33 P

A lot of great ideas, thanks so much!

Posts: 387
3/13/13 1:52 P

I LOVE Chobani Greek Yogurt with 1/4C. of Special K granola when I am craving something sweet. It comes in so many great flavors and it also helps me fill in the nutritional gaps in my normal diet, like enough protein and calcium.

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3/13/13 1:11 P

A handful of dark chocolate chips and sugar free hello pudding.

Posts: 462
3/13/13 12:56 P

Try sugar free jello ( I use Vanilla) and fresh strawberries. It will give you that New York Cheesecake flavor without all the fat & calories.

Posts: 1,489
3/13/13 11:42 A

For me, it has been most effective to NOT skip the actual version of the foods. If I eat the "skinny" versions, I still want the real thing. I suggest eating portion-controlled servings of what you want every now and then (maybe once a week, twice a month). On the average day, try satisfying your sweet tooth with yogurt, fruit, and sweet vegetables like sweet potatoes.

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3/13/13 11:32 A

Yogurt w/ granola for little favorite is Yoplait light strawberry that comes with the granola.

Posts: 595
3/13/13 11:23 A

Just tried a frozen banana..... freeze in in chunks then later whirl it it your food processor with any additive that you prefer..... fruit, peanut butter, cocoa powder, coconut, the possibities are endless. It actually came out very creamy like ice cream. emoticon

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3/13/13 8:51 A

I make my own mini cheesecake. Add a little bit of flour and neufchatel cheese - like cream cheese but less fat - (about 1-2tbsp of flour and 2oz neufchatel) with a little bit of splenda (or sugar) and put it in the microwave for about 15-45secs. It's the best thing I could think of doing when I don't want to have a whole piece of cheesecake. I came up with it randomly one day and it was pretty good.

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3/13/13 8:43 A


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3/13/13 7:38 A

skinny cheesecake or fruit

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3/13/13 6:58 A

I'm planning on trying some reduced fat graham crackers and 95% reduced fat cream cheese with fresh berries on top.

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3/13/13 5:36 A

fruit if you can

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3/13/13 3:16 A

If nothing feels as good, tastes as good, then go for the real thing but in small portions. A bite may not satisfy the craving, but 3 or 4 could and make sure to savor them. Also make sure to get your water intake. A slight dehydration can leave a person more susceptible to anxiety, which will only fuel the cravings.

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3/13/13 2:18 A

I usually find that keeping fruit or low-calorie granola type bars that have chocolate in them work for me. I also like raisins...a lot! But every now and then, if I'm really hurting for sugar, I'll eat a "mini" chocolate bar (Hershey's Mr. Goodbar, etc.) They don't have tons of calories and they deal with the craving.

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3/7/13 7:44 A

mmmmmm try sweet strawberries and blueberries they are soooooooooooooo good!

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3/7/13 6:14 A

Sugar free apple pomegrante Motts apple sauce

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3/6/13 8:08 P

I love applesauce pudding. Take 1/2-1 cup unsweetened applesauce add 1/6-1/3 nonfat instant dry milk. Add cinnamon to taste and splenda, if desired. Stir. For extra treat add slivered almonds, walnuts, or raisins, if you have the calories left.

There are pumpkin custard recipes that are really good. Try SparkRecipes. Or egg custard with skim milk and artificial sweetener.

If really only cheesecake will do, I know I used to buy individual servings of cheesecake at convenience stores. Cut in half and savor very slowly. Share or freeze the other half. I have had low cal cheesecake made with cottage cheese. Not the same.

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3/6/13 7:42 P

One thing I like is making diet jello pudding using half milk half fat-free sugar-free vanilla yogurt.

What I do for as a cheesecake replacement is:

take a packet of sugarfree jello pudding mix either vanilla or chocolate
4 oz light cream cheese
1.5 cups skim milk

optional add 1 tsp real vanilla (for vanilla pudding) or a small amount of melted chocolate (for chocolate pudding).

whirl in a blender until thick and creamy. Divide amoung four dessert dishes. Chill until set.

Edited by: NSPIXIE at: 3/6/2013 (19:43)

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3/6/13 7:06 P

If you can't find something (satisfying) to replace those sweets, try having a miniature chocolate bar, a cheesecake bite rather than a whole slice of cheesecake. I've mixed Ghiradelli chocolate chips with nuts for a sweet and salty snack.
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3/6/13 6:43 P

I make pretend cheesecake. Mix ricotta cheese with some dark cocoa powder. Add a few dark chocolate chips if you like.

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3/6/13 6:31 P

Get veggies.

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3/6/13 6:26 P

check out this great website for sweet treats that are healthy
great ideas for someone with a sweet tooth

Posts: 2,450
3/6/13 6:00 P

sugar free jello and you can add fruit

sugar free chocolates

there is ice cream that is less fat and sugar, there is ways to make your own

nuts and dried fruit or granola clusters

Posts: 191
3/6/13 5:53 P

..and ice cream with. Nothing feels as good as cheesecake in my mouth.

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