Great article. I think I'm going to try the brownie and fruit leather recipe. Yum! I also reach for a cup of orange juice when I'm in a pinch, know I'm going to lose control and go on a junk food binge. It works for me and it's better than the alternative. :)
For my GO TO sweet tooth satisfier, I have some favs that work for me every time.
1. I make myself sit down and eat it slowly, really savoring the flavor and texture. (How many pounds have I put on over the years by devouring a hand full of this or that without ever tasting it?)
2. I make a pan of brownies or yummy cupcakes, portion them in individual servings (usually 100 calorie) and stick them in individual sandwich bags in the freezer so portion size is already calculated and it is easy to track.
3. I'll cook some prunes and stick them in a sealed jar in the frig . . . I need the extra fiber in my diet. They are so syrupy sweet that a couple is all I need to satisfy the sweet craving.
4. For pure indulgence, I'll melt 1 ounce of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and savor each spoonful - only 70 calories!!! For extra protein, add 1/3 serving of raw or toasted almonds - and I'm still less than 200 calories.
I am so glad to see the author promoting real food instead of artificial, low fat, low calorie diet "food". So much better to eat whole, real food with real nutrients, which gives real satisfaction! Satisfy your sweet tooth with a moderate portion and move on.
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