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  • nxd10nxd10 Posts: 4,445Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,445Member, Premium Member
    I would have a quarter cup of ice cream with nut almost every night. I also have some licorice (which I love) or a chocolate bar. I eat one piece of one square at a time. I'm fine with that.
  • fiddletimefiddletime Posts: 1,830Member Member Posts: 1,830Member Member
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    gelo33 wrote: »
    Hello everyone.
    How do you all manage sweet cravings? I always do well but cave in when it comes to chocolates and biscuits.
    I previously never had a sweet tooth so I can’t understand what is going on.
    Does switching up protein and fats help to bring sugar cravings down?
    Thanks for any advice and help.
    Forgot to add I try to factor them in my daily calories but end up having extra 🙄
    Eg I factor in one chocolate (12g) for after lunch and 2 biscuits for the evening but end up doubling the quantities.

    This probably doesn’t help your problem but have you ever had chocolate gravy and biscuits for breakfast? It’s hands down the most amazing thing ever lol sounds right up your alley! I’m a big sweets person too, I just make room for them every day. I’m healthy, my bloodwork always comes back perfect, I have good teeth, just don’t see a problem with it. My great Grammy lived to be 100 years old and she ate mostly chocolate for her meals, theres gotta be something to it right?!

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    This cracked me up as I eat 1340 cal maintenance and 1200 to lose. I was curious to know the calories in this breakfast.

  • FL_HikerFL_Hiker Posts: 792Member Member Posts: 792Member Member
    fiddletime wrote: »
    FL_Hiker wrote: »
    gelo33 wrote: »
    Hello everyone.
    How do you all manage sweet cravings? I always do well but cave in when it comes to chocolates and biscuits.
    I previously never had a sweet tooth so I can’t understand what is going on.
    Does switching up protein and fats help to bring sugar cravings down?
    Thanks for any advice and help.
    Forgot to add I try to factor them in my daily calories but end up having extra 🙄
    Eg I factor in one chocolate (12g) for after lunch and 2 biscuits for the evening but end up doubling the quantities.

    This probably doesn’t help your problem but have you ever had chocolate gravy and biscuits for breakfast? It’s hands down the most amazing thing ever lol sounds right up your alley! I’m a big sweets person too, I just make room for them every day. I’m healthy, my bloodwork always comes back perfect, I have good teeth, just don’t see a problem with it. My great Grammy lived to be 100 years old and she ate mostly chocolate for her meals, theres gotta be something to it right?!

    9l6x6o6c2c6h.jpeg

    This cracked me up as I eat 1340 cal maintenance and 1200 to lose. I was curious to know the calories in this breakfast.

    You know what they say, if you’ve gotta ask you probably can’t afford it 😂! In all seriousness though it’s not actually that bad.. this recipe is 90 calories for the gravy and it’s similar to how I make it. Add a couple biscuits probably 100-200 cal each depending on the recipe... I think it’s worth it 😊
    edited January 11
  • vegmebuffvegmebuff Posts: 31,391Member Member Posts: 31,391Member Member
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    Protein Fluff "Ice Cream" Parfait



    Servings
    1
    Ingredients
    1 scoop whey or plant based protein powder in flavor of your choice (or I use 1 tbsp. of cocoa power - only 10 calories)
    10 oz unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk
    1 tsp xanthan gum
    1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter (only if you want...I don't use this however I might sprinkle a few tbsp's of PB2 powder just before consuming)
    2-3 large ice cubes (I use lots more than that)
    1/4 cup fresh berries of your choice
    Instructions
    In a blender or food processor, add whey protein, milk, xanthan gum, and nut butter.
    Blend on a high-power setting, stopping to scrape around blender occasionally to get the ingredients mixed well.
    Add in 2-3 large ice cubes and blend again.
    If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until desired consistency is achieved. It should look like a thick pudding once blended. If it is runny, add more xanthan gum.
    Layer the berries and mixture in a bowl or a fancy ice cream dish if you have one.
    Garnish the top with fresh or frozen berries, coconut flakes, cocoa powde

    I like to freeze it up for a few hours first

    Works really well for my sweet cravings
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,351Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,351Member, Premium Member
    vegmebuff wrote: »
    8vlxubnxasj2.png
    Protein Fluff "Ice Cream" Parfait



    Servings
    1
    Ingredients
    1 scoop whey or plant based protein powder in flavor of your choice (or I use 1 tbsp. of cocoa power - only 10 calories)
    10 oz unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk
    1 tsp xanthan gum
    1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter (only if you want...I don't use this however I might sprinkle a few tbsp's of PB2 powder just before consuming)
    2-3 large ice cubes (I use lots more than that)
    1/4 cup fresh berries of your choice
    Instructions
    In a blender or food processor, add whey protein, milk, xanthan gum, and nut butter.
    Blend on a high-power setting, stopping to scrape around blender occasionally to get the ingredients mixed well.
    Add in 2-3 large ice cubes and blend again.
    If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until desired consistency is achieved. It should look like a thick pudding once blended. If it is runny, add more xanthan gum.
    Layer the berries and mixture in a bowl or a fancy ice cream dish if you have one.
    Garnish the top with fresh or frozen berries, coconut flakes, cocoa powde

    I like to freeze it up for a few hours first

    Works really well for my sweet cravings

    What are the total calories?
  • vegmebuffvegmebuff Posts: 31,391Member Member Posts: 31,391Member Member
    MichSmish wrote: »
    vegmebuff wrote: »
    8vlxubnxasj2.png
    Protein Fluff "Ice Cream" Parfait



    Servings
    1
    Ingredients
    1 scoop whey or plant based protein powder in flavor of your choice (or I use 1 tbsp. of cocoa power - only 10 calories)
    10 oz unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk
    1 tsp xanthan gum
    1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter (only if you want...I don't use this however I might sprinkle a few tbsp's of PB2 powder just before consuming)
    2-3 large ice cubes (I use lots more than that)
    1/4 cup fresh berries of your choice
    Instructions
    In a blender or food processor, add whey protein, milk, xanthan gum, and nut butter.
    Blend on a high-power setting, stopping to scrape around blender occasionally to get the ingredients mixed well.
    Add in 2-3 large ice cubes and blend again.
    If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until desired consistency is achieved. It should look like a thick pudding once blended. If it is runny, add more xanthan gum.
    Layer the berries and mixture in a bowl or a fancy ice cream dish if you have one.
    Garnish the top with fresh or frozen berries, coconut flakes, cocoa powde

    I like to freeze it up for a few hours first

    Works really well for my sweet cravings

    What are the total calories?

    I guess that is totally dependent upon what one puts into it...mine is pretty low considering I don't use many of the items listed above...

  • nseidle1nseidle1 Posts: 7Member Member Posts: 7Member Member
    I try to eat healthy sweets if I absolutely cave. Like tonight for dessert I sliced a banana and crushed some walnuts and topped it with cinnamon as my desert. Its not chocolate but it was still really satisfying when I get those sweet cravings. I also really like ants on a log, as well as I do a fruit salad with mandarins,pineapple and banana topped with chia seeds. I also just have one piece if I am going to cave and have chocolate. It satisfies the chocolate craving before you over indulge.

    I've noticed that changing your eating habits is a lot like when I quit smoking. The first few weeks are the worst for cravings and usually if you can distract yourself for about 15 minutes or so while your in the middle of the craving you'll notice it goes away.

    Good Luck!
  • lillianwynterlillianwynter Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    I set my calories 100 under what they shoul be to help for time when I go over Bc I’m more awar and it sets me up better for mistakes when I log
  • staticsplitstaticsplit Posts: 169Member Member Posts: 169Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    It won't work for everyone, but I found my cravings for less nutrient-dense sweets (cookies, cake, candy) became much more manageable when I started making it a point to eat servings of fruit every day.

    I started with 3 servings minimum, but found that after a while doing it (1) I could be more flexible, and (2) quite a few lower-quality baked goods and candies started seeming too simple and "just sweet", without other satisfying aspects. I do still eat some less nutrient-dense sweets, but don't so much crave them; and I tend to save the calories for extra yummy ones that seem truly worth it.

    Like I said, it won't work for all, but I've seen others here report experiences similar to mine. Could be worth a try?

    This week I stewed 5 apples with lemon juice, cinnamon, and some almonds. I tended to have around 70g apples and 6-8 almonds either on their own or with some yoghurt/cottage cheese. I like to make smoothies with frozen cherries, chocolate protein, and almond milk too. A banana and chocolate PB2 is a nice treat, sometimes with some seeds or wholemeal toast for crunch. I buy Halo Top when it's on sale.

    These are treats that taste sweet but deliver enough protein or fibre that I'm satisfied and less likely to binge on them (I have a history with bulimia so I have to be more careful than most). I still eat normal sweets too, but less often.
    edited January 14
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 1,351Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,351Member, Premium Member
    vegmebuff wrote: »
    MichSmish wrote: »
    vegmebuff wrote: »
    8vlxubnxasj2.png
    Protein Fluff "Ice Cream" Parfait



    Servings
    1
    Ingredients
    1 scoop whey or plant based protein powder in flavor of your choice (or I use 1 tbsp. of cocoa power - only 10 calories)
    10 oz unsweetened vanilla almond or coconut milk
    1 tsp xanthan gum
    1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter (only if you want...I don't use this however I might sprinkle a few tbsp's of PB2 powder just before consuming)
    2-3 large ice cubes (I use lots more than that)
    1/4 cup fresh berries of your choice
    Instructions
    In a blender or food processor, add whey protein, milk, xanthan gum, and nut butter.
    Blend on a high-power setting, stopping to scrape around blender occasionally to get the ingredients mixed well.
    Add in 2-3 large ice cubes and blend again.
    If the mixture is too thick, add more milk until desired consistency is achieved. It should look like a thick pudding once blended. If it is runny, add more xanthan gum.
    Layer the berries and mixture in a bowl or a fancy ice cream dish if you have one.
    Garnish the top with fresh or frozen berries, coconut flakes, cocoa powde

    I like to freeze it up for a few hours first

    Works really well for my sweet cravings

    What are the total calories?

    I guess that is totally dependent upon what one puts into it...mine is pretty low considering I don't use many of the items listed above...

    I mean what’s pretty low? You’re giving no tangible number examples to even gauge an estimate.
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