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I have found that I was getting into a bad habit: wanting a sweet after lunch or dinner. I now have Hot Tea after a meal and it elimates the need for the sweet. It also replaces a healthy habit for one that isn't so healthy. I switch tea flavors to keep it interesting!
I found that if I packed healthy snacks for work, I was getting hungry through out the day and would eat everything in my lunch bag. Next thing I knew, I did not have many calories left for dinner (maybe 300). I have since cut out these completely.
I substitute tzatziki (yogurt-cucumber-dill dip) for mayo on sandwiches for added flavor. I love broccoli dipped in mayo, but substituting tzatziki is also delicious. I use tzatziki as a dip for grilled chicken breast. Yum! and only 30 calories vs 180 calories for 2 tablespoons.
To fix a chocolate craving, mix a half a serving of low-fat chocolate pudding with 2-3 tablespoons of fat-free cool whip. If you want ice cream, freeze this mixture for 30 min to an hour. Enjoy! (You can substitute chocolate pudding for any other flavor.)