A nice sweet snack involves two squares of graham crackers (chocolate is the best for this treat) and a tablespoon of fat free cool whip. This become a delicious "ice cream sandwich" without the saturated fat that damages the heart.
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Since I have been eating less refined foods I am finding my "sweet tooth" is more sensitive so a slice of watermelon or some cherries tastes sweet. I haven't had the crazy sugar or chocolate cravings (even at PMS time) since I started doing Bikram Yoga and drinking tea. I drink 2 cups of Pu-Ehr tea (no matter what Dr. Oz says I don't think it is shrinking my fat cells) which has gotten me off coffee with cream and sugar and ginger tea in the afternoon. I tried to eat some granola this morning but stopped because it was too sweet. If I do want a treat I eat homemade cookies like ginger snaps and look for lower fat versions.
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My favorite are berries of any kind. No sugar, no sweeteners of any kind and of course, no ice cream.
THAT BEING SAID (AHEM) this being our 55th anniversary today, I bought a strawberry cake with icing and sweet strawberry sauce. I have to admit that it was very tasty but I didnt want it to go to waste so I let it go to waist.
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I love chocolate, and I have a very good strategy... my husband (who does *not* like chocolate at all) is the "holder of the chocolate." Every night around bedtime, I get a few squares of it (definitely 100 cal or less). It's always very, very good chocolate, and I'm very satisfied. (I think the key is to keep the quality high and the quantity low). Because I know it's coming, I'm better able to hold off during the day.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,262) Posts: 1,592 6/15/12 8:08 P
If you are anything like me, you love your desserts and your sweets . And a piece of fruit or handful of raisins does not fool my cravings I usually wind up having that chocolate after my fruit !!
The idea behind this challenge is to not go cold turkey giving up our treats but to replace them with a lower calorie, lower sugar, lower fat, healthier version and ease our way into learning to do with less of them or maybe even eventually living without them.
Three Rules to This Challenge:
1. Your treat has to be 200 calories or less
2. You have to post either the recipe or the name of the food product you chose (so we can all try them )
3. At least twice a week you have to replace a higher calorie treat / snack with your lower calorie one
Here is my (very) old Weight Watchers recipe:
1 cup of your favorite lowfat cottage cheese 1 fresh small banana Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves 2/3 tablespoons ( 10 calories each)
Use whatever type of fancy plate or cup you have, place your cottage cheese on the plate first, slice the banana over the cottage cheese. Warm your strawberry preserve in the microwave and then drizzle it over your cottage cheese & banana.
Add up your calories and you may have a few left to add cool whip on top!!
Edited by: MARISERV at: 6/15/2012 (20:20)
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