Rather than fight a craving for chocolate, I decided to ENJOY my chocolate. The difference is that I don't eat LOTS of chocolate. I get Dove squares or Hershey's Bliss or some other brand of little squares, and allow myself 2 or 3. I put ONE in my mouth and let it melt. Instead of wolfing down a giant candy bar, I get maybe 70-150 calories and a longer chocolate experience, I have been working on one bag of squares for over 2 weeks now!
Another advantage to the squares is that I can allow myself even just ONE when I get a craving. Without so many calories, it takes the edge off the crave.
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The best way to enjoy chocolates especially dark chocolates which are my all-time favorites, is to bite a small-sized cube and eat it before a meal. The small bite ensures that you don't feel guilty about it and also that the same chocolate bar will last really really long.
Attention Chocolate Mint Ice Cream/Candy Enthusiasts!
Ever have a craving for chocolate mint such as Andes Candies, York Peppermint Patty, or chocolate chip mint ice cream? Well, now you can get that wonderful flavor in a stick of gum (and yes, it's sugarfree, too!) At just 5 calories a stick, it's just enough to satisfy that sweet tooth without ruining your calorie count for the day. Check it out!
The gum is Extra Dessert Delights Sugarfree Gum - Mint Chocolate Chip and it's available at your local grocery store. Enjoy!
For 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.)
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