When you want chocolate try something very spicy, and I mean HOT instead. Your body's mental response to spicy foods is the same as it is with chocolate. What your body is craving is the intensity of flavor. Use Tabasco brand pepper sauce, or your favorite hot sauce on your food to pack a flavor punch for almost no calories. Your chocolate craving will pass and your body will feel much better with the protein instead of candy or sweets.
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When I get a sweet tooth craving, primarly after lunch or dinner, instead of reaching for chocolate or cookies, I reach for a tootsie pop. Sucking on a tootsie pop will last 30 to 45 minutes and you get the chocolate tootsie roll at the end. By the time you are done the pop your sweet tooth craving is satisfied and it only cost you 60 calories. Try it, it works!!
When I'm craving something sweet, like a cookie or candy. I'll eat fresh fruit and a tablespoon or two of nutella. It tastes just like chocolate to me but is healthier. The sweet fruit always hits my sweet tooth and the chocolate taste makes me forget that I'm not actually having candy.
My favorite fruit for this is strawberries. Moderation is important because too much nutella can be high calories.
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