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Smarter Ways to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Simple Tips for Mastering Your Sugar Cravings


  • I wish I would have read this YESTERDAY as a reminder... I BLEW it yesterday because I have been CRAVING chocolate for more than a week and yesterday I caved... BIG TIME... oh well, dust myself off and move forward. :O) Today is a new day. - 1/10/2014 10:46:33 AM
    well I have to have my one see's candy everyday other wise I will eat most the box...LOL. I find that if I do it that way it works for me. One a Day. - 1/10/2014 10:33:03 AM
  • I do find that a little of something often leads to a LOT. If I just stay away, I can leave things alone. Maybe it is just the trigger foods but--I try to not have ANY unless there is NO MORE. - 1/10/2014 8:19:14 AM
  • Thanks CATINCJ. Some top tips
    I find pistachios in their shell a good one - 'coz you have to slow down your snacking by shelling the nuts! - 11/5/2013 5:47:00 PM
  • 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. :) - 11/2/2013 2:05:28 PM
  • 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.

    - 10/9/2013 12:10:35 PM
  • 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. - 10/9/2013 9:36:59 AM
  • These tips are wonderful!!! I can't wait to try the fruit leather and other recipes. Hopefully using thes tips from this article will help me with my "sweet fang"!! - 10/6/2013 10:44:00 AM
  • Fruday and saturday is my sweet tooth. Don't know why but those two day's. Thanks for the great tips. - 8/3/2013 9:06:12 AM
    Loved the tips! It's great to see the push for real food over artificial, it really is more satisfying. - 4/6/2013 9:15:27 AM
  • Sweets are my kryptonite!! Thanks for the alternative suggestions! - 2/28/2013 3:02:10 PM
  • LLAIRD41
    I think that they are good tips for baking thank you - 2/27/2013 3:08:17 AM
  • I do have a sweet tooth and these are good tips I can do these without guilt and feeling like I blew it - 1/14/2013 5:29:13 AM

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