What to eat when you're CRAVING sweets?



  • slheddlesten
    slheddlesten Posts: 41 Member
    Watch out for those dark chocolate covered almonds they get away from you fast and the calories add up.
  • slheddlesten
    slheddlesten Posts: 41 Member
    Eat and apple or cut up pineapple. That seems to help. I have the worst sweet tooth when I work my night job.
  • LKArgh
    LKArgh Posts: 5,179 Member
    Any tips? I used to keep semi sweet chocolate chips but them it became a habit and not an in case of emergency. Sometimes I have a yogurt but sometimes it's just not enough!!

    Unless you are diabetic or have other health issues that stop you from eating anything sweet, there is nothing wrong with giving in to these cravings. A small chocolate, scoop of icecream, jello, pudding do not have many calories.
  • longlostyeti
    longlostyeti Posts: 27 Member
    Its okay to go for those cravings as long as your Nutrition is on point most of the time. My rule 90% of diet are coming from Whole Nutritious food and the rest of 10% i can eat whatever i want. And notice i didn't use the words "clean eating" because in my opinion you can still eat whatever you want as long you eat with moderation and its the Nutrition that counts NOT the Calories.
  • geoblewis
    geoblewis Posts: 44 Member
    My nutritionist has me doing this to deal with carb cravings...15 minutes before a meal, take some powdered l-glutamine, like a teaspoon, in a glass of water. This helps the body absorb the protein you have with your meal better. That's how it helps kick carb cravings. I take it before every meal. I don't crave sweets at all now.
  • CooCooPuff
    CooCooPuff Posts: 4,374 Member
    edited January 2016
    I eat sweets. I had a cookies and cream Pop Tart and 72g of ice cream yesterday. I'm on a slight deficit at the moment, meaning I've had to cut back on the cals I'd save for something sweet.
    I also like protein bars.
  • Dreysander
    Dreysander Posts: 294 Member
    edited January 2016
    Sugar free gum. Trident makes a Swedish fish flavor. I'm currently chewing a strawberry starburst one.

    I do have sweets too. I'll be having two cookies and a brownie tonight.
  • 20months
    20months Posts: 62 Member
    Do you ever feel like it's better to just not get started? Like one bite leads to 20?That's what I've been trying bc sometimes it's hard to stop once I get going on sweets! Anyway, I feel your pain; sugar is my demon too!!!

    This exactly!
  • Queenmunchy
    Queenmunchy Posts: 3,380 Member
    I rarely crave sweets, but when I do, I'll drink about 1/2 cup of sugar free lemonade mixed with maybe 2 cups of water (that stuff is crazy sweet on its own) or (SF or not) hot chocolate.
  • Nix143
    Nix143 Posts: 522 Member
    50 cals, lasts a good long time (as long as you don't crunch it!), feels 'naughty' if that is where your head space is. Sometimes if you want sweets have sweets - if you do CICO then a lolly is less that a lot of the solutions on this thread. :)

  • flyingfur74
    flyingfur74 Posts: 80 Member
    I stick a popscicle stick in my individual yogurt and freeze. It's like ice cream but a healthier choice plus it takes forever to eat. No hunger or sugar cravings after that.
  • livingleanlivingclean
    livingleanlivingclean Posts: 11,751 Member
    If I'm craving sweets, I fit some sweets in to my day. Yesterday I had half a mars bar. Didn't need the rest as I know I can have it whenever :)
  • Chrisejennings
    Chrisejennings Posts: 1 Member
    Frozen Popsicles They are usually low cal and take ages to crunch through the ice
  • SimplyMicheleR
    SimplyMicheleR Posts: 89 Member
    1-2 pieces of Dove dark chocolate gets me satisfied. I don't pop a whole one in my mouth, rather make each square 2-3 small bites and savor the. I love them, not sick sweet, and chocolate makes me feel better.

    If I'm hungry and craving sweets, a tablespoon of peanut butter covered in chocolate chips hits the spot.
  • LeannJeffers
    LeannJeffers Posts: 486 Member
    I have been eating the Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt - chocolate raspberry and it's only 80 calories. It gives me my chocolate fix but not all the calories and fat.
  • RebeccaNaegle
    RebeccaNaegle Posts: 236 Member
    If I crave something sweet a lot of times I will just fit something into the calories for the day. Sugar free jello (orange and lime are my favorite) only have 10 cal. in each, and I top them with light cool whip. (15 cal for two tablespoons). Also could just do 100 calorie bag of cookies or something. I don't deprive myself most of the time. Depends on how strong the urge is. A lot of times mint gum or brushing your teeth will help the craving go away.
  • SailorKnightWing
    SailorKnightWing Posts: 875 Member
    A small amount of sweets. Don't keep them in your house, have a place you go to get them like an ice cream shop or even a gas station for a candy bar. If you're craving them you'll have to weigh your cravings against the hassle of going out and getting them. If your craving is that strong, by all means go out and get some and just eat a little less over the next few days if it sends you over your goals. My laziness overrides my cravings every time.
  • ilovediatoms
    ilovediatoms Posts: 13 Member
    edited January 2016
    I like a small amount of some really good dark chocolate or the Dole dark chocolate covered frozen strawberries (they come in 60 cal packs). My husband and I also love the chocolate chip cookie dough Yasso bars (or any of the Yasso frozen greek yogurt flavors really). They are only 100 cal, 5g of protein and are just as good as real chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream (13g of sugar though :/).

    If I'm craving sweets, I need it to be satisfying. In other words, it has to be the real thing, or close to it, so I focus more on portion control.
  • amusedmonkey
    amusedmonkey Posts: 10,330 Member
    Hot chocolate made with semi skimmed milk and dark cocoa powder.
  • eep223
    eep223 Posts: 624 Member
    I do yogurt too, but I think a cup of tea with milk and a teaspoon of sugar helps more!