I had found myself recently going back to an old habit of indulging in too much chocolate.
The usual suspects were not helping (gum, mints, water, doing something else until the craving stopped, etc). I was ending up eating 300 calories before I was satisfied.
So I looked for a better alternative which would give me what I wanted (chocolate taste!) but without the downside (calories!).
I found GoLightly Sugar Free 'Just Chocolate' Hard Candy. (sweetened with Splenda)
It's 45 calories for five pieces. I can have the lingering chocolate taste and stop after a couple of pieces. Read the label of course to see if there's any ingredients you have an aversion to.
For me, regarding Splenda - 20 or so calories vs 300 I'll take the tradeoff.
I haven't craved going to the work place chocolate bin at all this week so it's working for me.
I don't intend to eat the hard candy forever; just until the bad habit is changed. The point being - I found a way to derail the bad habit before it derailed ME!
Edited by: STDWYNWEN at: 1/15/2013 (12:37)
(Round Three) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/03/13.
(Round Two) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 10/19/2012
(Round One) ChaLEAN Extreme 90 day challenge met on 5/21/2012.
Virtual 5K Walk/Run 10/28/12 - 41:10
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