I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Especially after a meal, I feel I need something sweet. Lately I've been substituting unsweetened, no milk, tea for sweets, this stops my cravings for sweets and tea only has 4 calories per 12 oz. My favorite tea - Read My Lips - David's Tea
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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.
Sometimes at night, I get a craving for something sweet. Rather than having a cookie or piece of pie or whatever other bad thing is around, I make a cup of tea. I use a sweetener that has probiotics in it, and I can add as much as I need to, in order to beat the craving. The warmth and extra sweetness of a cup of Vanilla Caramel hot tea really stop my need for eating junk!
I often get cravings for something sweet so instead of reaching for a fattening dessert, I'm reaching for tea instead. I keep a stach of all sorts of yummy loose leaf tea like Sweet Coconut Chai, Cinnamon Green (my favorite!), and Good Mood tea (which really does work!). Visit your local tea store for hundreds of other varieties. You're sure to find one or two you like!
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