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Tactic for a Sweet Tooth

When I used to have a terrible sweet tooth I devised a plan to stop sabotaging my healthy eating with sweet treats that made me go over the calorie limit.

End of Day Reward was born.

Don't snack between meals on sweets or desserts, biscuits etc during the day, unless it's a healthy breakfast, i.e. porridge with jam/pancakes etc.

Instead, pre-plan 1 treat for the end of the day as a reward for keeping within your calorie range.

- Submitted by RUBYREDIVY1 6/6/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Sweet Craving Compromise- 25 Calories of Sweet!

When I feel a sweet craving coming on, and I know I'm likely to eat much too much of something much too unhealthy, I compromise with a lollipop (or hard candy, if you prefer). My favorite brand is organic, all natural, has no corn syrup, and is flavored with fruit, so it's quite a bit healthier than a 'regular' corn syrup pop, and by the time I've finished it off 10-15 minutes later, the craving has passed/been satisfied, and I've only consumed 1 pop under 25 calories, instead of whatever else.

- Submitted by MISSWARRIOR 3/22/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Superpower your Willpower

I read this hint in "Women's World" (May 28, 2012) issue and IT REALLY WORKS!!

When cutting back on sweets or other temptstions, it is much more powerful to say "I don't want it" rather than "I can't have it." Studies show that saying "I can't..." makes me feel deprived and weakens my resolve. By saying "I don't want...", I feel in control and more empowered to stay on track. Try it!!

- Submitted by PROVERBS31JULIA 7/22/2012 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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Birthday Cake Alternative!

Instead of buying a full size cake for my birthday yesterday, friends bought cake pops! Perfect! Gave me the feeling of a treat but a much smaller size and no feeling of deprivation that may have caused me overeat later on a different occasion (we've been there/done that before, right?).

Same calories- i know- BUT by choosing to buy only the quantity you need when you order there are no tempting leftovers!!! So thankful!

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- Submitted by MESHAGIGGLES 5/9/2012 in Getting Started | 0 Comments
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Cut Sugar Cravings with Herbal Tea

Sometimes at night I get a hankering for something sweet. Instead of grabbing sweets or even fruit, I make a strong cup of fruity (decaf) herbal tea. I especially like tea that has a bit of a kick to it, like the various Zinger teas or minty teas. I don't add sugar because the tea is naturally fruity. An added benefit: it helps you to relax at the end of the day AND it counts as water.

- Submitted by ROZZIECOFFEE83 8/26/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Snacking

I get bored a lot and find myself wanting to snack. I have found that if I snack 3 times a day and each snack I have one of my favorite 100 calorie snack packs it satisfies my snack craving, my sweet's or salty craving and it keeps me in line with my calorie counting so I don't go over my daily calories.

- Submitted by INSPIREDTOCHG 7/23/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Frozen Fruit as Healthy, Low-Cal, Sweet Solution

My favorite frozen fruits are blueberries and raspberries. Measure out a cup and eat with a spoon. It's delicious, sweet, healthy, low in cals, and a great evening (or anytime) snack!

- Submitted by KELLYDUP 7/17/2011 in Healthy Eating | 4 Comments
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Sweet tooth

One pack of instant oatmeal and 1 tablespoon of peanut butter and a half of banana helps curves my sweet craving late in the evening!

- Submitted by KELSGRANT1 7/11/2011 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Pint of "Ice Cream" Guilt Free

To get my ice cream fix or when I want something sweet I have a few pints of Arctic Zero on hand. I discovered this product at the Natural Food Market a few weeks ago and I am in LOVE! I can eat a whole pint of something sweet and delicious that mimicks ice cream with no guilt! What is the big secret? It is 150 calories for the whole pint! Yes, the whole pint and they are not shy about telling you, they print that all over their products and different flavors!

- Submitted by MUSICJUNKEE 6/27/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Treats

If you do not buy it you wont it eat.
Just put it back on the shelf, it will be far enough from you to eat it!!! ;)

- Submitted by ASLANA 4/6/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Craving for sweet stuffs

Whenever i ate only healthy food the whole day and i come back from work i need sweeties. Even if i resist the feeling for 3 or more ours in the evening i cant hold it no longer.

I found a no calorie solution for my sweet tooth. Diet coke, such as coke zero.

Its pretty sweet and the carbonacid gives me a filling feeling.

Almost everyday i gonna drink 500 ml...thats of course not much healthy, but for the beginning a substitute for worse choices like dunkin donuts ;)

- Submitted by AMELIADULZURA 3/31/2011 in Weight Loss | 3 Comments
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How to beat the sweets

I asked my boyfriend to chop up onions one night right? He chopped them, didn't wash his hands and then ate a bunch of my mini rice cakes out of the bag. I tell you what, the next day when i went to binge of them, they all tasted like onions. So if you find yourself binge eating like i do sometimes, touch a food you do not like (such as onions for me) and try to binge while you have a unappetizing flavor on your hands. Sounds silly, but it definitely worked for me!

- Submitted by NEWESTKT 3/17/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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The Sweet Tooth Game: you CAN have your cake and eat it too!

I sometimes buy some chocolate that I like a lot and see how long I can keep it in the fridge without eating it. I get the frills from resisting candy AND I know I will eventually have a very good treat for myself! It's a win-win situation!

Caution: Don't try this at home if you're seriously addicted to sweets! I will decline all responsibility! But also watch out for the expiration date, you don't want that candy bar to become sentient after 1 year of living in your fridge! emoticon

- Submitted by XXIRINAXX 2/21/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Cravings? Stop them NOW!

Problems with cravings? Stop them now by telling yourself this one thing! By the time a month goes by you'll believe this and won't touch any more junk food!

- Submitted by USFGIRL86 1/5/2011 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Wait 30 minutes for your SWEET SATISFACTION!!!

When sweet cravings hit, 'once you cop, you can't stop!!' When the craving (or temptation hits for the first time, I tell myself, "I will, but in 30 minutes". I keep this up as long as I can. By the time I give in, I still do less damage than I would have done. Sugar has NO nutritional value!!! So it's not a necessity, but a luxury. Let's make it worth it and enjoy it even more! emoticon

- Submitted by KAYLADIVA777 12/22/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Eliminate the Temptation

With Halloween coming up, I wanted to avoid the temptation of a bowl full of delicious chocolate staring me in the face all night so I decided to buy candy I don't like. For instance, I hate coconut, nothing, not even smothering it in chocolate would get me to eat it, so naturally Mounds or Almond Joy would be a perfect choice for Halloween treats this year.

- Submitted by MEVORIK 10/15/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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How Dangerous Is a Sugar Binge?

Q: I am a type 2 diabetic on medication metformin and Glucobay. If I go on an occasional sugar binge, will I suffer from any serious immediate side effects, e.g., a stroke or a heart attack? And will there be any long-term damage? See the link below for the entire answer...

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 9/29/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 7 Comments
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Desert Prevention

To prevent the after dinner sweet tooth which inevitably leads to cookies or ice cream, as soon as I get up from the table I brush my teeth, floss and mouthwash. The minty fresh flavor helps me to not even think about anything sweet, plus you know the taste of any food in a freshly brushed mouth is nasty!

- Submitted by MINNIEMOUSE13 9/5/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Not feeling deprived

One of the hardest things for hubby and I when dieting (in the past) was denying ourselves any sweets (even though normally I don't have much of a sweet tooth).
This time I have been buying Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches - they are delicious, 140 calories, have fiber, and most of all - because we have one every night for desert - we no longer feel deprived. Just last night hubby said to me "I'm really glad you bought those - cause I would have never tried them otherwise".

- Submitted by PENPENNYPEN 8/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Herbal Tea

I drink fruity herbal teas to curve my sweet tooth.

- Submitted by AMYSTRONG 8/27/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Satisfing Mr. Sweet Tooth

My secret - Tootsie Roll Midgees
They are only 11 calories each...so when I get that afternoon desire for a sweet-something I can grab 2 or 3 and stave off a regrettable relationship with an entire candy bar!! emoticon

- Submitted by BECKYKIRK 8/19/2010 in Healthy Eating | 5 Comments
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Simple Sweets Moderation!

If you are ever tempted by a candy bar or other sweets and snacks just tell yourself over and over that you could eat right and lose the weight now, and eat the sweets later. Tell yourself that you could always buy a 60 cent candy bar or a 99 cent bag of chips, etc. on another day. It always helps!

- Submitted by NINA-AKANE 7/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Cereal for dessert

I crave dessert after dinner. It's been a hard habit to kick. But now I have a bowl of cereal with soy milk when I crave sweets instead of cookies or pastries. It's just about fat free with a minimal amount of calories, plus I get a little protein from the soy milk. I get my fix without the guilt.

- Submitted by SENAE01 7/11/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Head Off a Sweets Craving

When I crave something sweet--which is my typical craving--I will eat a dill pickle spear. By the time I'm done, the last thing in the world I want is ice cream or a cookie!

- Submitted by THRIFTYMAMA 6/29/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Replace Sweets

As an emotional eater, I realized that my go-to food was any kind of sweet. I found that I could fulfill that urge with a "healthy sweet" like a few frozen grapes or some orange slices to satisfy my craving at the same time as analyzing why I was emotional. Less calories, more emotional awareness!

- Submitted by KELMOM23 5/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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