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2/24/10 12:44 P

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I have to often ignore the craving (do twenty minutes of weights or start crocheting, anything) because once i indulge, it's nearly impossible for me to start.

BUT sometimes i just want, and not crave, chocolate. I recommend buying Ghiradelli chocolate, they are individually wrapped, and the dark chocolate comes in different cocoa percentages and are actually good for you (if you only have one or two)

Just stay away from milk chocolate or white chocolate

Buy individually wrapped things and you will eventually be able to control the chocolate cravings.

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2/24/10 12:28 P

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I'm all about the Jello Mousse temptations right now, they have only 60 calories and I think 3g of fat...a lot I know but it totally satisfies my craving and I make sure to leave that little bit of room in my nutritional intake!

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2/21/10 10:56 P

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I usually eat York Peppermint patties! The mini ones! I usually eat one after every meal! 3 of them make 170 cals!

"Once you kill a cow, you gotta make a burger." ~Gaga


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2/16/10 7:44 A

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Forcing myself to cut it out completely, is purely a way to set myself up for a chocolate-marathon-bingefest later. I buy Hershey,Toblerone, Dove, etc. "minis" and limit ourselves to one or two a day. Amazingly enough, I find myself eating only once or twice a week, even though it's available (even if it is tucked away in the freezer)

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LIBBY_ERIN Posts: 3
2/15/10 8:35 P

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It was suggested to me to eat 1tsp of 100% Cocoa butter from the local natural food stores. Yes, the same cocoa butter they put in moisturizing lotion. Its the white, substance that surrounds the actual cocoa. Smells just like a dark chocolate bar. There is no taste, but the smell tricks you. If you can't bring yourself to eat it, I have found that often just smelling the cocoa butter can help me thru the craving.

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2/12/10 9:44 A

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3 tbsp of melted chocolate chips and any fruit of my choice!

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2/12/10 9:13 A

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A few things that work for me:

* a bowl of chocolate cereal, like Cocoa Pebbles. Lots of chocolate flavor, plus a bowl of chocolate milk at the end, and a reasonable calorie/fat/protein supply.

* a cup of hot cocoa (made with water, but I buy the rich flavors like chocolate mocha or french vanilla)

* a fudgesicle

I try to save myself 100 - 250 calories for an evening chocolate fix, which is generally one of these. The hot chocolate is my favorite because you can savor it!

I'm fatter than I'd like to be, but I'm thinner than I was yesterday.


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2/12/10 12:04 A

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When I'm having a chocolate craving, I usually make chocolate soup, which is basically 3 square or so of chocolate add some milk to it and warm it up (in the microwave) stir it occasionally till the chocolate melts.

Since it is warm and and thick it keeps me satisfied and enables me to enjoy it. (I just cant eat anything warm and liquid fast)

On days that I feel for an extra pick me up i may add 2 marshmallow to the chocolate soup

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TSCOTT86 Posts: 37
2/9/10 12:02 A

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I agree with most on this thread here, it's probably good to have a little bit of dark chocolate or something like that worked in throughout the day...if you deny yourself, then you'll probably eat too much later on.
Oh!! also, fudge-sickles are awesome! some of them only have 90 calories a piece in them!

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2/8/10 11:49 P

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I love chocolate as well as ice cream, so I've been buying either Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream sandwiches (or the Aldi brand Fit & Active) at about 130 calories each 90% of the time it takes care of my cravings!

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2/8/10 9:49 A

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Often, when I feel a craving coming on, I will just say NO. I'm not depriving myself, I know that... it's just that when I eat one thing, it just makes me want MORE! and I can't always stop, so sometimes it's better for me to just not have anything sweet.

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The way I've found to scratch the chocolate itch: Vita muffin tops. They are a little expensive (over $1 per top...), and the sales pitch is a bit of a gimmick (chock full of healthy vitamins at only 100 calories...), but the chocolate flavor is good and rich, and a great way to satisfy the craving without going overboard.

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2/7/10 8:55 P

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The most successful peroid of weight loss I've had (after my first pregnancy, when I lost 57 lbs and got back to my pre-marriage weight) I allowed myself two of the Lindt 70% Dark chocolate bars (the little ones that come in bags) each evening after I'd gotten my daughter to sleep. In fact, I've just decided to go back to that this last week. It's easier to turn down other temptations when I know I can get my chocolate fix at night. And even if I do hit 100 calories, that's less than I'd "sneak" during the rest of the day, without looking forward to the chocolate.

I guess it's not a "cure", but for me it's an acceptable compromise.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
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2/7/10 5:05 P

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The mini wheats chocolate ones are good. I have mini york peppermint patties around that are lower in fat than most candies.

At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.-Meredeth-Grey's Anatomy

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SPARK-KAT's Photo SPARK-KAT Posts: 260
2/7/10 4:19 P

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I've found that when I'm craving chocolate - I can settle for anything that is sweet. It really does the trick.

I freeze grapes - because they are sweet and crunchy that way. You have to eat them slowly because they are frozen and there are 50 calories in half a cup!

If you have to have chocolate, I say get healthy chocolate - like chocolate covered almonds (just be sure to weigh them) or a chocolate cereal!

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2/7/10 10:51 A

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I have discovered several different types of 100 calories packs. They have chocolate covered pretzels which I have found to be very good for my chocolate cravings.

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2/6/10 3:36 P

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I have been eating protein bars for breakfast for a few weeks - usually some sort of "double fudge chocolate" or "chocolate peanut butter crunch" type variety. If you find one you really like the flavor of, it sort of feels like you're eating a candy bar for breakfast everyday!

I LOVE love love Snicker's Marathon Nutrition bars!

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2/6/10 2:49 P

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Ditto on the puddings. I seem to be able to savor chocolate longer in that form than when it's solid. I get the ones that are just fat-free since some days I seem to have trouble getting in the carbs.

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2/3/10 8:31 P

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I have been enjoying fat-free/sugar-free chocolate or vanilla puddings that I make from the jello box with some chopped walnuts on top and about 1/2 cup or a 1/4 of sliced strawberries/pears or peaches. Also no sugar added fudgesicles! Another trick was sugar-free werther's candy with a cup of coffee. I'm a low-carber so chocolate is hard, but I haven't touched it in a month.

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2/3/10 7:20 P

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I give in to that craving with a small but satisfying bite size bar followed by something healthy like fruit :) It's enough to feel treated but not very dangerous to my calorie totals, and the fruit fills me up so I won't want any more

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2/3/10 5:01 P

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I crave chocolate in the afternoons and I've been enjoying a Luna bar. It's very satisfying, like a candy bar, but it's high in protein and only has 5 grams fat and I think 160 cals. (i think).

Another question...how do you get the digital person that shows your body type on your page?? I really would like to do that, but don't know where/how.

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2/3/10 2:19 P

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I do the same thing as TED51585 an build chocolate into my meals. I end my lunch and sometimes (only if I need it) my dinner with a Dove Dark Chocolate Promise (just one - 60 calories). I let it completely dissolve in my mouth which takes a good 15 minutes or so. That helps me feel like I am really indulging myself.

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2/3/10 2:19 P

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I have been using Chromium Piccolinate 400mg. I take 3 with each meal and it has helped me to curb my cravings for anything sweet including chocolate.

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2/3/10 1:22 P

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I always try to build in a sweet snack to my meals, like a small piece of chocolate. This way, later in the day, im not craving it.

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2/3/10 1:14 P

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I like the chocolate Odwalla bars. Choco-Walla, I think? They're big enough to satisfy my chocolate cravings, and they have fiber and protein too. They're right around 200 calories, so I use them for an afternoon snack.

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2/3/10 1:02 P

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How do you cure a chocolate craving? During the day I am conscious of everything I put in my mouth and have no cravings. But the minute I step inside the house when I get home, I CRAVE chocolate. I usually go for an 80 calorie chocolate granola bite but that always leads to more (because they are 'only' 80 calories). I dont know how to curb the craving. What do you do?!

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