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MEITNER SparkPoints: (1,886)
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3/11/13 11:20 P

no sugar added fudgesicle, 40 cal

LILYLADY20 SparkPoints: (3,484)
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3/11/13 11:01 P

fat free, sugar free Jelllo chocolate pudding.

KISSFAN1 Posts: 6,256
3/7/13 8:41 A

Usually Hershey's sixlets (30 calories for one tiny tube).

KCLIME12 SparkPoints: (7,041)
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3/7/13 8:36 A

I like to stir a tablespoon of cocoa into a bowl of plain oatmeal with some sort of sweetener like agave, honey, or splenda. It seems a lot more decadent than the calorie content would have you believe.

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 887
3/6/13 9:17 P

I allow myself something sweet - usually a low fat fudge bar or something like that - everyday. Keeps me from having cravings and I work it into my nutritionals.

MANDYC1207 SparkPoints: (5,551)
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3/6/13 8:58 P

Dark chocolate almonds! Yum!

SEAFLOAT SparkPoints: (7,804)
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3/6/13 8:21 P

Fiber One chocolate brownies- 90 calories

CHARMIAN2 Posts: 996
3/6/13 11:05 A

Diet hot cocoa ( 25 cals) or a frozen diet fudgisicle (about 50 cals)

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
3/6/13 10:50 A

one-half to one square of 85% or higher Lindt chocolate bar

MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (118,049)
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3/6/13 10:07 A

chocolate

PHDMAMA06 SparkPoints: (65,054)
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3/5/13 10:37 P

Not to be a smart aleck here, but I just have chocolate. Really. emoticon

Seriously. I get the REALLY good stuff, not the cheapo chocolate, and have just a very small amount - like the amount of maybe one Ghiradelli square, or even smaller. If it's high quality it is just enough to satisfy the craving, and I'm good to go.

KIMBERLY19732 Posts: 277
3/5/13 9:24 P

There's instructions for DIY hot cocoa (on pinterest)-Powdered milk, cocoa and powdered sugar. I make mine heavy with cocoa powder. It isn't very sweet but the chocolate is just enough for me.

SMALLTOWNMOMMY Posts: 2,661
3/5/13 9:15 P

Hershey Kisses are only 25 calories each. I keep them in the freezer and when I just have to have chocolate I allow myself one or four.

DANISARANAC1 Posts: 261
3/5/13 8:33 P

I got some almonds dusted with dark chocolate, Blue Diamond is the brand.

WORTHIT374 Posts: 54
3/5/13 8:23 P

I buy a bag of Ghirrardelli 60% cacao baking chips and keep them in a plastic container. 8 chips are only 40 calories and 3grams of fat. They're the best!

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,700
3/5/13 5:54 P

When I really need chocolate, nothing but real chocolate will do.

I have learned to read labels and instead of thinking one chocolate bar is one serving. I find out it is three servings. So I break it into servings. Am I perfect? No way. I am a work in progress.



Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 3/5/2013 (17:56)
NOBLEEQUESTRIAN SparkPoints: (5,321)
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3/5/13 5:46 P

When I crave chocolate I often dig into special K's chocolate cereal. It's a sugary cereal, but it's more filling, lower in calories, and healthier than a giant chocolate bar.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,310
3/5/13 5:13 P

"a square of chocolate is such an abstract concept... its an impossible thing to imagine!"

Oh my gosh i totally agree! ONE SQUARE?

That's where the "dark chocolate" or "best quality chocolate" comes in. Very strong, flavourful, rich... so much so that a tiny nibble will fill your senses with chocolaty delight? Yeahhhhhh :)



-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/5/13 4:52 P

The problem is most of us are overweight due to the fact we fail to be able to moderate ourselves around danger foods and while we are still learning control, a square of chocolate is such an abstract concept... its an impossible thing to imagine!

So having something to actually eat enough of to feel satisfied without hundreds of calories and sugar is a much better solution for the mean time.



CBLENS SparkPoints: (47,428)
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3/5/13 3:59 P

by all means eat the chocolate, dark is best for you. just don't eat a whole bar or bag.... emoticon

KFWOHLFORD SparkPoints: (2,874)
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3/5/13 3:01 P

Lately I'm super into lowfat chocolate pudding, either by Kozy Shack or homemade. Homemade is really easy! It's just 20 minutes then you stick it in the fridge.

LINDSEYHS31 SparkPoints: (8,126)
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3/5/13 2:55 P

I eat a piece of dark dove chocolate emoticon

OCEANSANDSEAS Posts: 266
3/5/13 2:29 P

A small piece of high quality dark chocolate. Yum!!!

SUSANBEAMON Posts: 3,383
3/5/13 2:07 P

when i really need chocolate, i eat chocolate, in small portions. years ago i tried cutting out chocolate, sugar, all the no-nos. i didn't realize at the time i was setting myself up for binges. i listened to the "diet gurus" who preached "willpower" and used shame when we slipped off the willpower wagon. i'd stick to the diet for a month, and then eat a 2 pound bag of M&Ms in less than a day. i've stopped doing that. now chocolate is part of the meal plan.

SNAPDRAGON1231 SparkPoints: (2,485)
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3/5/13 1:50 P

I might try the cottage cheese thing since it's so high in protein it would likely fill me up. Honestly though for me eating only one little piece of chocolate leaves me irritable, and I have a hard time stopping, and then I have to do something to try and divert myself from eating more.........It just isn't worth it. I am better off saving up for a big treat than lots of little ones. I gues I am in the minority here.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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3/5/13 1:45 P

If I would crave chocolate I would eat some. (I usually don't crave chocolate but I know from a chocolate-lover friend that nothing else will substitute.)

MUNCHKINLAND Posts: 283
3/5/13 1:44 P

I'm one of those folks who has to go cold turkey - I have absolutely no willpower when it comes to chocolate, otherwise I eat it by the pound!

Candy is my big downfall - I can pass up cookies, cake & ice cream - but once I start eating Hershey's kisses, M&Ms, snack size anything, I can't stop.

I tried to substitute Chocolate Cheerios for M&Ms but they were nasty.

I'm long past the first 3 weeks of intense craving. Once I meet my goal, I'll enjoy chocolate once again, but as a treat, not a necessity.



GRAMCRACKER46 SparkPoints: (28,551)
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3/5/13 1:20 P

I eat a Fibre One brownie..90 calories and some fibre. Or my own snack mix of plain nuts raisins and chocolate chips (I have it saved in Groupings.) I tell you candy bars no longer appeal to me

KRYSTLEGARRISON SparkPoints: (24,822)
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3/5/13 1:04 P

Dark chocolate covered bananas! Delicious & (somewhat) healthy! emoticon

GETRESULTSMDMEE Posts: 1,344
3/5/13 12:09 P

I freeze the small dark chocolate doves and allow myself one daily

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/5/13 11:35 A

It's so good isn't it!!

I regularly have it for breakfast even, this week I'm making it with Quark, should be like chocolate cheesecake for breakfast!

HAWTLIKEME SparkPoints: (21,191)
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3/5/13 11:31 A

Exactly!! I was going to say exactly what Pookie said. I use ff plain greek yogurt and it's awesome - delicious and thick and creamy! If you prefer to avoid artificial sweeteners, I will sometimes use a squirt of honey or mushed up banana to sweeten it up as well.

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/5/13 11:25 A

Get cottage cheese or plain yogurt

Stir in un-sweetened cocoa and a little sweetener of choice.

Makes healthy chocolate pudding! I love it with frozen berries.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
3/5/13 9:16 A

Here some additional ideas as well.

27 Sensible Ways to Satisfy Your Chocolate Cravings
Better-for-You Chocolate Treats for 60-160 Calories
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1484


Coach Tanya

CALLMECARRIE Posts: 1,598
3/5/13 8:18 A

When I really want chocolate, I either eat a small piece of dark chocolate or have a Fiber One Brownie. The FIber One Brownie is only 90 calories and very chocolatey.

HEAT04 Posts: 115
3/5/13 8:17 A

I think.....have a piece of chocolate! Lots of good suggestions on different types. I really love chocolate milk so that helps my snacking at night (and after a workout).

SNAPDRAGON1231 SparkPoints: (2,485)
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3/5/13 8:13 A

Kristen, I once saw something similar to yours, mash a banana, ad a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa and a teaspoon of honey, and warm it a little in the microwave. I used to do this year ago, but haven't in a long time.

SNAPDRAGON1231 SparkPoints: (2,485)
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3/5/13 8:10 A

For the past two years I have been doing the no s diet. Most people lose weight on this but I realized it wasn't working for me. However, one thing that I took away from it is saving my treats for the weekend. I learned I don't have to eat something sweet every day, this I a big deal to me. I am a binge eater too, and unfortunately a little square of chocolate leaves me wanting more. I also don't like dark chocolate, I have tried to love it, but just don't.
So I plan my indulgences and it's a big one. On Saturday I ate two Dove milk chocolate candy bars, the regular size. It fit into my calorie allotment, and I really enjoyed it. After I was done I felt satisfied and didn't want more. I used to try and eat a little bit everyday, but most times I kept eating it. I have tried sugar free chocolate pudding, and diet hot chocolate ect, but they just never did it for me.
I guess this I a different take on it. It was a hard thing for me to swallow and took years for me to get here but I want treats I really like and leave me satisfied.

Oh no s diet in a nutshell ....no snacks, no sweets no seconds, except sometime on days that start with s.

GWEGNER SparkPoints: (4,449)
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3/5/13 7:44 A

When only chocolate will do... I choose dove dark chocolate squares and eat one at a time, or a glass of chocolate soy milk hits the spot too... I think the best is a really good quality dark chocolate it is rich and helps squash those cravings when only eating a little bit.

PENGUINSRBEST Posts: 353
3/5/13 7:19 A

I would allow myself something chocolate - there are usually chocolate chip cookies in the house. However if I think I won't be able to stop at one I will try chewing sugar free gum. A fruity flavour usually satisfies the sweet craving and I can chew for awhile which gives me some time to get back in control.

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
3/5/13 7:17 A

I've started eating 70% dark chocolate every day with a cup of tea in the afternoon. I keep them in the freezer and break off 1/2 serving sizes. It is such a treat! I've told my husband that all I want for my birthday next month is a case of my favorite bars.

MISSRUTH Posts: 3,539
3/5/13 7:10 A

If I'm really wanting chocolate, (for me) nothing else is going to do it. I could eat a whole bucket of something else, my stomach could be crammed full-- and I'd still want chocolate. So the key becomes portion control. And I think a good quality dark chocolate.

There isn't any reason why we can't have chocolate (or anything else really), if we can fit it into our calorie, carbs etc ranges for the day. And I always make sure I've met my lower end of the range, with healthy choices. Then I'll use some calories for a treat. Even though it might say on the package or wrapper that 3 of something is a serving, there's no reason why I can't have just 1 though, if that satisfies the craving.

TINIERTINA Posts: 4,962
3/5/13 6:59 A

I usually go for a couple of Sweet Riot 70% dark chocolate and espresso cacao nibs ...

and I am managing a new case of type 2 diabetes ...

although at work, when I used to kind of down them at work, my boss complained about that crunchy sound they made when chewed

Well, it's better policy to have less than 10 at a time, anyhow ...

LEKSIPATSY Posts: 380
3/5/13 5:20 A

chocolate milk
hot cocoa
sprouted grain toast w/1 TB almond butter sprinkled with 1 TB chocolate chips
1 serving of a chocolate bar (my favorite - almond & sea salt dark chocolate from chocolove - found at whole foods).

Agree - moderation is key. I enjoy a serving of chocolate after dinner on occasion and see nothing wrong w/that if its in my calorie range and I've had enough protein for the day.

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POPSECRET SparkPoints: (46,553)
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3/5/13 3:52 A

low sugar hot chocolate made w skim milk

TACDGB Posts: 6,131
3/4/13 11:50 P

an orange.......if your sweet tooth is the problem then a citrus fruit helps with that.

ICANDI4U SparkPoints: (18,683)
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3/4/13 11:37 P

1 Lindt ball

SLASALLE SparkPoints: (166,759)
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3/4/13 11:18 P

I actually allow myself to have a bit of chocolate. For me, it's all about portion control.

I buy Trader Joe's Extra Dark Chocolate wedges. Two wedges is a serving and usually satisfied the craving AND it's a good chocolate, which is also supposed to be good for you in moderation.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,366)
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3/4/13 10:00 P

My favorite - puree a ripe banana, a tablespoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon of cocoa and freeze for a few hours - chocolate peanut butter banana "ice cream" :) Satisfies my chocolate cravings, sweet tooth and ice cream cravings.

QUEEMBERLIX1 SparkPoints: (5,908)
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3/4/13 9:57 P

Can we brainstorm????

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