i believe that taking the time to make a healthy snack cookie or bar is the answer to control. then you know how many servings you are allowed and how many calories are involved. find a recipe with a good amout of fiber, like oats, chia seeds, and check out king arthur flour web site. they have a hi maize flour that has lots of fiber. baking with them is a smart idea, learn about them.
When craving sweets, I look for whole raw fruit like strawberries, if I am craving chocolate then I try to melt a ounce of semi-sweet cholcolate chips and dip the strawberries into it. Much better for me then munching down on M&Ms.
I wish I would have read this YESTERDAY as a reminder... I BLEW it yesterday because I have been CRAVING chocolate for more than a week and yesterday I caved... BIG TIME... oh well, dust myself off and move forward. :O) Today is a new day.
1/10/2014 10:33:03 AM
well I have to have my one see's candy everyday other wise I will eat most the box...LOL. I find that if I do it that way it works for me. One a Day.
Great article. I think I'm going to try the brownie and fruit leather recipe. Yum! I also reach for a cup of orange juice when I'm in a pinch, know I'm going to lose control and go on a junk food binge. It works for me and it's better than the alternative. :)
For my GO TO sweet tooth satisfier, I have some favs that work for me every time.
1. I make myself sit down and eat it slowly, really savoring the flavor and texture. (How many pounds have I put on over the years by devouring a hand full of this or that without ever tasting it?)
2. I make a pan of brownies or yummy cupcakes, portion them in individual servings (usually 100 calorie) and stick them in individual sandwich bags in the freezer so portion size is already calculated and it is easy to track.
3. I'll cook some prunes and stick them in a sealed jar in the frig . . . I need the extra fiber in my diet. They are so syrupy sweet that a couple is all I need to satisfy the sweet craving.
4. For pure indulgence, I'll melt 1 ounce of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and savor each spoonful - only 70 calories!!! For extra protein, add 1/3 serving of raw or toasted almonds - and I'm still less than 200 calories.
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