I have a sweet tooth, so when I want something sweet I air pop some popcorn, and use cooking spray (rather than butter) then mix some cinnamon and splenda and sprinkle it on the popcorn (the spray makes it stick). 5 cups is 160 calories! It's a wonderful sweet treat!
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If you're craving something sweet I highly recommend making a "Graham Cracker Pudding Cake".
You take sugar-free vanilla or chocolate pudding (Prepare as directed on the box with nonfat milk) and the prepare a tupperware with a bottom layer of graham cracker. Top with Pudding. Add another layer of graham cracker and add more pudding. For even more health value: top with fruit or granola!
Whenever I get a sweet tooth instead of grabbing a piece of candy or something bad for me I grab something salty, tart or sour. I love pickles so whenever I'm craving something sweet I eat a pickle or two and my sweet tooth is gone! And since I ate something "better" for me than, say, half of the pack of oreo's staring me in the face, it keeps me on track! 7
If you can't keep that sweet tooth under control..chew gum!
My biggest stumbling block keeping me from losing weight was my sweet tooth and just mindlessly eating all day. I decided to try chewing gum as an experiment to prevent myself from eating when I'm craving something sweet. If I feel like I"m going to grab something to eat when I don't need it, I pop in a stick of gum instead and it satisfies my need to have something sweet and delicious in my mouth.
I have lost over 20lbs since I started doing this and it helped me regain my control over food. Also don't cheat on your food journal because you are only cheating yourself! I used to just guess and sometimes even put less than what I ate, and obviously I wasn't going to lose weight doing that!
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