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JWOOLMAN SparkPoints: (2,419)
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7/16/13 7:51 P

You could mix cocoa powder with peanut butter and a sweetener. Add an oil or fat if it needs it but the peanut butter might be enough for you (I like to add coconut oil myself). Kind of instant Reese's peanut butter cup. You might want to blend a granular sweetener into a powder for it unless you don't mind gritty.
Or make cinnamon toast (or cocoa toast...) for a sweet fix.

One therapeutic combination for sinus problems is 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon coconut oil or coconut butter, and 1 tsp cinnamon. It's supposed to be mixed with warm water as a tea, but I prefer to enjoy it as a paste with water on the side... It's pretty much cinnamon toast without the toast. Anyway, that's a tasty sweet fix also.

STANCRE Posts: 5
7/16/13 7:26 P

As strange as it sounds, eating a dill pickle will help take away the cravings for sweets.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
7/16/13 5:37 P

If you deprive yourself, the craving will get worse and you will over eat.

7/16/13 5:25 P

I keep a beg of Hershey's dark kisses in my fridge. Only 20 cal each. I suck on them and they last longer when starting out cold :)

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,521
7/16/13 3:54 P

You could plan for it and then just have a portion. I agree with those recommending quality dark chocolate. It is so rich and satisfying that it is really hard to eat more than one serving.

Seriously I would never stick to this if I couldn't have a little something sweet from time to time. Or if I could never indulge my cravings.

Sometimes cereal helps with the sweet cravings.

I've tried strict diets and always fall off the wagon

Edited by: MANDIETERRIER1 at: 7/16/2013 (15:55)
ARANYANI Posts: 113
7/16/13 2:35 P

For me, the moderation thing works but only if it's really good.

A regular morsel would not do it, but one piece of dark rich chocolate would do. Hershey or anything similar could never satisfy my chocolate cravings. They don't even seem like real chocolate to me, they seem like some super-sugary imitation of chocolate. Has to be real chocolate, and just a tiny bit will do what a whole bar of Hershey's could never accomplish.

Some cookies will do also - Bahlsen Afrika were the last I kept in the house for this purpose. Just one will satisfy my craving.

LDHAWKE SparkPoints: (19,069)
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7/16/13 8:33 A

If you really want chocolate then you should have it. But you need to make a deal with yourself first. One, and only one piece and you will savor it.

I keep a box of Weight Watchers Bit Size Dark Chocolates in the house. They are made by Whiteman's. I keep a pouch in the freezer. When I get the urge for a piece of chocolate, I open the pouch and take one out. I either let it defrost a little on the counter or slowly defrost (melt) in my mouth. It always satisties my craving.

KENGABBY Posts: 60
7/16/13 8:28 A

I understand. I wanted some chocolate really badly yesterday but I resisted. I knew that if I ate it I would keep eating it. It's also hard for me to have just one piece. I ate a handful of almonds instead and the craving eventually passed.

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7/16/13 8:23 A

Fudgescicles. 40 calories per a pop.

HEALTHYJ29 SparkPoints: (0)
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7/16/13 6:33 A

I am not a fan of chocolate so don't know this first hand but have read about having a small piece of dark chocolate even daily to help satisfy cravings. Dark chocolate has less sugar and more anti oxidants then milk.

7/16/13 6:26 A

When I wasn't on a strict diet, I had a small bowl of cereal that had chocolate in it. There even are some that are whole wheat or at least have some fiber in it that aren't too bad. Now, because of my strict diet, I have a chocolate protein shake with almond milk, ice and mint extract. Tastes just like a peppermint patty! Hope that helps some. Good luck to you!

THEENFP SparkPoints: (2,382)
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7/16/13 6:07 A

I don't think a morsel would be enough for me. I don't know how people do the moderation thing. I did read somewhere that if you eat chocolate or any other junk food it should be part of your meal, so you get full on the other food. I think it's also better for your teeth.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
7/16/13 6:05 A

I keep a bag of tollhouse chocolate morsels in the house for just this reason. They really kill the chocolate attack.

THEENFP SparkPoints: (2,382)
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7/16/13 6:01 A

I really want chocolate or something sweet, but it's 10:05pm and the Supermarkets will all be closed. The only sweet things I have are mandarins, apples and porridge. I already had fruit and it won't stop the cravings.


I'm not really dieting at the moment, this is more a complaint about not having access. It's clear I have some sort of addiction.

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