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11/4/13 9:51 A

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Try this...cut up an apple, peach, whatever you like. Then mica tablespoon of brown sugar with some raw oatmeal and a teaspoon of smart balance margarine..some cinnamon. Sprinkle over the fruit and bake it (microwave might work?) there you have a warm fruit crisp, stayed within limits and it's yummy!!

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10/26/13 9:16 P

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Dragonsdawn, good strategy! Thanks for posting.

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10/26/13 7:52 A

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This is my first post in spark. I've only been here a couple weeks.
What works for me is buying fiber one bars or individual ice cream/frozen fruit bars.
They are already set in individual servings and I allow enough calories to have it after dinner.
I sit and thoroughly enjoy every bite then I leave the kitchen. The only thing I go into the kitchen for after dinner/dessert is water.
I feel like I'm "cheating", I'm getting the sweet craving taken care of and staying within my calorie limit.
It also helps during the day because I just keep telling myself that I can have something later, then follow through. So it also helps me control cravings all day.

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10/24/13 9:32 P

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Joy and heart-
hee hee funny, I read Geenie Roths books a long time ago. Found them very thought provoking. Maybe I should give them a new read.


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10/23/13 4:32 P

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I get the same cravings, but I have found lower calorie items that satisfy them. My favorites are as follows:

Pop Secret Kettle Corn - 100 Calories
Fudgesicle - Depending on brand - 60 to 100 calories
Big Stick cherry pineapple swirl Popsicle - 70 calories
Milk Chocolate Candy, 2 bars, miniature - 72 calories

I hope this helps. Good Luck

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10/21/13 6:28 P

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Yeah, but at least that way, you could relax and enjoy it without feeling that fear of eating a whole box.

(So NOT telling you not to do whatever works for you, but for me personally, binge eating stopped when I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted. For a while, I went nuts eating everything in sight, and then it just stopped. That was 1996. I don't think it will probably work for everyone, but it worked for me. I did it with the help of the Geneen Roth book called Feeding the Hungry Heart, and her workbook called Why Weight?)

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10/20/13 10:53 P

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Don't worry not taking it as bossy emoticon That's an idea. I think it would just kick off a binge. I would probably go out the next day and buy more. I guess I have a bit of an addictive personality emoticon

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10/20/13 10:48 P

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Have you tried a fruit salad or yogurt with fruit? How about a sweet, low cal drink? Sometimes I would drink a small amount of chocolate milk just to get a little sweetness without going overboard. I hope you find something that works. I also feel the need to have many instead of one, so I understand.

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10/20/13 2:22 P

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(not being bossy, just brainstorming here) Would it help to buy a single serving of something you love and put it in your planner the day before?

Serene Vannoy
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10/20/13 1:17 P

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I do track, but it doesnt get me past the need for desert. If I eat something low cal or like a piece of fruit. It doesn't do the trick, I just keep eating "around" it. If I planned and left enough calories to have something"good" it would trigger me to eat the whole thing.

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10/20/13 1:21 A

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Are you tracking every bite? If not, I say try that for a while. For me, it helped me to see what I was eating and plan for some yumminess at the times I like it.

Serene Vannoy
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10/19/13 8:54 A

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Oh that makes me feel better emoticon I thought it was just me being weird. emoticon

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10/19/13 4:31 A

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Scrapper,

I am the same as you. So I am very interested in what everyone else has to say on this!

Tina

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God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.


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10/19/13 2:49 A

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I'm struggling with needing to eat something sweet or like desert after I eat dinner or a late afternoon meal. After breakfast I'm okay lunch is a bit more iffy but after diner ughhhh. I feel like it "seals" the meal or completes it. If I don't have desert I will tend to keep eating as if the meals not over? Growing up we usually had a desert after dinner as well, but you would think being close to 50 I would have outgrown that emoticon I've tried low cal deserts like low fat puddling, fruit, to try and "trick" myself but it's not really working. I don't really crave "bad" foods during the day but mostly at night when I'm home after dinner. I use the food to relax and unwind from the days stressors so that desert can also be overindulged as well with instead of having 2 cookies I need to eat the whole box. The sweets just trigger me to binge. So it's a bit all or nothing. Thanks for any ideas.

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