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juthompson

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 10:28
Any ideas for ways to cut back on desserts. I need low fat low calorie desserts because giving them up cold turkey is killing me. I made a peach cobbler the other day because the family requested it, but I have been eating a small piece each day. This has to stop! I tried fruit bars after dinner but I still want a piece of cake or cookie.Embarassed
DangerGraing...

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 11:08
I say try those ghirardelli chocolate squares(individual packs) in a high coco percentage because dark chocolate is good for wait loss. One square a night after dinner should hit the spot.
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Ruhu

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 13:19
I choose to go cold turkey off added sugar & while I've had my lapses, I've felt much better off sugar & now satisfy my sweet tooth with fresh fruit. it's been amazing to me how sweet fruit tastes after giving up added sugars for a while. I also occasionally have dark chocolate (80% or higher) & unsweetened coconut.
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suzygirl1017

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 14:51
I recommend low fat frozen yogurt. That's one of my favorites. I often pick some up from Red Mango, it's 80 or 90 calories per serving (1/2 cup) and sweetened with stevia.
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tonym1967

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:20
I like the hartleys jelly, roughly ten calories.
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Champers9

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 17:37
Low cal jelly is a good thing....... whole thing is only 40 cals....... add in fruit and you're on your way to your 5 a day too! But in general I just try to avoid the whole 'pudding' thing
scrapinkathy

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Posted: 10 May 2013, 20:04
As a recovering sugar addict I know how you feel. I do use sugar free items to help when I have cravings. My favorites are parfaits with SF cheesecake pudding and fresh berries, SF jello, fruit and a small amount fat free cool whip, dark chocolate chips (just enough to melt) and dip a few strawberries in it (just the tip). These have helped me move away from all of the sugar and bad carbs I was eating. It is true, after not eating sugar for awhile fruit is very satisfying (just darn expensive)


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Hoser

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 01:02
I won't eat artificial sweeteners, so I tend toward fruit-based desserts.

My favorite thing to do is to make individual fruit crisps. I slice up an apple, or grab a handful of berries, then put the fruit into a ramekin. I usually precook this in a microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Separately, I melt about a teaspoon of butter and mix it with some rolled oats, cinnamon, and teaspoon or two of brown sugar. This mixture gets sprinkled on top of the fruit, then I pop the whole thing into a 375o oven until it looks done.
Hoser

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 01:04
Baked sweet pears are a really excellent 150-calorie dessert too.

Also, here's a chocolate mousse clone that's less than 100 calories. I think you'll be able to see that with a direct link.
Wyattj99

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Posted: 11 May 2013, 11:16
I have learned not to have sweets in the house...helps with control.
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Rollinginmud

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 01:49
Not having sweets in the house really helps...but me personally, I can't control what my family buys and wants. So what I like to do is make the best of things. One of my favorite sweets is take a banana and cut it in half length ways(100 calories), get some 60-90% dark chocolate chips (70 calories)and your favorite natural peanut butter (80 calories). In a microwave safe bowl, but a spoonful of peanut butter and 1 serving of chocolate chips in the bowl. Microwave and stir until its a mixture. Then, drizzle the chocolate/peanut butter onto your open banana and enjoy the only 250 calorie treat that has protein and nutrient dense.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 02:35
DangerGrainger wrote:
because dark chocolate is good for wait loss.


This is false.
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Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 02:38
juthompson wrote:
but I have been eating a small piece each day. This has to stop!



Why? A small piece a day is nothing to fret over. Get a food scale and weigh it, if it is indeed small it cannot be more than 2-300 calories. Fit it in. Learn to moderate and avoid a binge.
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eKatherine

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 09:02
The fruit bar may have more calories than the small piece of cobbler you have managed successfully to limit yourself to. Just subtract some other carb item from your day to maintain a deficit.
Rita41

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 12:37
Rollininmud....great idea. My kids would love it too.
SherylPT13

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 05:29
1) a white or chocolate chip in the center of raspberries.

2) Broiled bananas - cut banana in half lengthwise, sprinkle with 1 t. brown sugar, broil for 2-3 minutes until sugar bubbles. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
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DangerGraing...

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 07:34
Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs; studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers. ......BOOM

But make sure you keep it to a single serving, hence why I suggested the individual packs.
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WMorris2012

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 09:32
I found a zero calorie sparkling water made by Gold Emblem that's sweet and delicious. By drinking one of those througout the day I can curb most of my sweet tooth. The rest I supplement with fruit, granola bars, and occasionally peanut butter on toast.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 10:30
DangerGrainger wrote:
Dark chocolate is full of MUFAs; studies show eating a diet high in these healthy fats can rev your metabolism to burn fat and calories. It may also help by curbing cravings for salt, sweet, or fatty diet-wreckers. ......BOOM

But make sure you keep it to a single serving, hence why I suggested the individual packs.


Lol, nah, no food can "rev" your metabolism. Now, there is a thing called the thermic effect of food. Macronutrients all need a different percentage of their own energy to be digested. If anything helps it would be protein as the TEF is about 25% much higher than fat and carbs.

The differences would be neglible in a mixed diet though.
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twinklebun

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 14:02
Blend frozen fruit with greek yogurt and a little bit of honey, agave nectar, or stevia in a food processor. Makes frozen yogurt. You can buy the fruit fresh then chop and freeze it yourself.



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