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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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Something to Look Forward to Every Day

Ice cream--a really good half-fat kind, like Lovin Scoopfuls or Breyer's, has a permanent home in my freezer--and in my heart. I know that I can look forward to eating a half-cup of it any and every evening, as long as it fits into my calore count for the day. At about 100 calories per serving, it ALWAYS does. emoticon

- Submitted by MOMTO2TOO 2/17/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Making desserts with applesauce and egg substitutes plus Share

Anytime a baking recipe calls for eggs I use egg beaters. I also use apple sauce instead of oil for my cakes and sometimes in place of part of the butter. I then bring it to work (before I have any). This way I get the little bit I want but don't have it sitting around the house to tempt me later. My co-workers love the flavor and comment on the moistness, plus they are thrilled to know it has less fat/calories.

- Submitted by JOLYNNKC 1/9/2011 in Cooking | 3 Comments
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Don't Deny Yourself

What to do about those foods you love that don't fit in with the "plan"..... emoticon

- Submitted by GINNYANNM 11/5/2010 in Staying Positive | 3 Comments
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No eating after 9pm! Make it a Goal.

I used to eat after my daughter went to bed. Hubby would make popcorn, and we'd snack. Well I put "No eating after 9pm" on my "Other Goals". Now if I want to be able to check that off every day, and work toward my Spark streak, I have to be good! It motivates me to stay on track.

- Submitted by REBECCAMA 10/9/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Dried fruit for sugar cravings

Eating organic dried fruit is an excellent way to satisfy your sweet tooth ! Dried figs, apricots, prunes, etc have decent amounts of fiber and if organic, have no nasty sulpher added to them. emoticon

- Submitted by VEGANVICKIE 6/10/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Grilling and smoking is for everything.

Grilling fruits and vegetables, makes it them easier to eat. It heightens their flavors, and brings your dish to a whole new level. Try it with Fruits also, great dessert on their own this way. With out adding sweeteners and extra calories.

- Submitted by JACOBSS914 5/3/2010 in Cooking | 4 Comments
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Applesauce makes a great dessert!

I have a serious sweet tooth. I especially want something sweet after a meal. I keep a jar of unsweetened applesauce in the fridge and I like to enjoy a half-cup serving after a meal, warm or cold, by itself or with some chopped strawberries, some craisins, or a dollop of plain yogurt. Yum!

- Submitted by STRAY_CAT 4/8/2010 in Healthy Eating | 3 Comments
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Plan for a TREAT!

When you want a nice dessert after the evening meal...add it to your nutrition tracker EARLY in the day and plan the rest of your meals around those calories! Like having your cake and eating it too emoticon

- Submitted by EIKOOW 3/31/2010 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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