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Curb that sweet tooth!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So I read about this in a nutrition book, and it works for me, and I actually forgot about it until it was brought to mind by someone's community message. Maybe you'll find the same luck with this little secret :)
Hot chocolate. (I know, "OH NO CHOCOLATE, but hear me out)... I'm not talking about chocolate-melted hot chocolate, or even that instant powder junk. Rather, try heating 6-8oz of low fat milk (you could do non-fat too, but that's slightly less satisfying), mix in 1-2 tbsp "unsweetened" cocoa powder, and then a little bit of honey, or fake sweetener. I usually add a tiny dash of salt too to bring out the chocolate flavor more.
It might be kind of bitter at first, if you're an only milk-chocolate kind of person, but it's definitely worth getting usedto. Try lowering the sweetener you add gradually if you find the bitter chocolate unbearable without a TON of added sugar (because a ton of sugar would just defeat the purpose of a healthy snack, no?)
The cocoa powder actually has Protein, Riboflavin and Zinc, and is a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese. If that's not reason enough to make yourself like it, it curbs the sweet tooth, makes you feel satisfied, AND you get an extra kick of calcium from the milk! So the nutritionist who wrote the book suggested having it every night, an hour or so before going to bed. I find it fine as that occasional craving killer too, though.
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PARICARP 11/30/2011 2:57PM

    You're all very welcome! I hope it works for you.
Urbanlotas, thanks for adding your suggestion with the milk, vanilla and spices! I meant to add that into the blog initially, and totally forgot. It's a great alternative if you're getting a bit tired of the chocolate too. It reminds me of egg-nog.

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URBANLOTUS 11/28/2011 4:12AM

    Sounds like something to try. Thank you.

Onicam, try the milk with vanilla essence or your favourite flavouring and sweetener. Add a dash of your favourite spice too - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice...

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ONICAM 11/24/2011 4:48PM

    I need another way to curb my sweet tooth. I have a sugar addiction as well as other food addiction and difficulties. The reason that I am saying this is that I am allergic to chocolate.

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FITGRL124 11/24/2011 4:22PM

    Hummm - maybe I should try this too!

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TRENTDREAMER 11/24/2011 4:20PM

    Wow, sounds like I should try it.

I appreciate you posting.

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