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!!
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.
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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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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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.
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 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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