Maximising your treats...

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riocaz

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 07:09
Does anyone else do this?

I have treat sized chocolate bars which are 95 calories each.

I keep them in the freezer, and when I want one I throw it hard on the counter to shatter it into small pieces.

Each small piece is then left to melt on my tongue (which works better from frozen). Doing this means my tiny 12g bar of chocolate takes me about 10 minutes to eat, absolutely maximising my treat without adding yet more calories.

Anyone else got a trick for getting everything out of their treat?

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yankgal46

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 07:51
? No candy bars in my freezer! too dangerous. I am trying to NOT eat sugar.
Krhfy6

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 14:27
I make a whole, sugar free low carb cheesecake at one time, however it is still high in calories, so I cut 1/4 out of the cake and then divide it into 4 pieces, and individually wrap them up. I leave the other 3/4 for my fiance, but it keeps me from slicing myself a bigger piece, and makes it handier to just grab a piece and go.
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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 19:11
I don't, but whatever works for you.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 19:29
I try to find treats that either offer a nutritional value - like milk shakes made w/ almond milk and bananas.
Or I find treats that allow me to eat lots of them - like apple straws or green giant sweet potato fries - I think I can have 28 or 38 each for one serving at 130 calories. I also snack on fiber one - which gives me some fiber, but I also like the sweet crunch.
erika2633

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 20:48
riocaz wrote:
Does anyone else do this?


My future mother in law sent a bunch of candy home with me after my bridal shower last weekend, including peanut butter M&M's. My fiance shoves big handfuls of them into his mouth all at once, and I take like 10 and eat them one at a time, letting them melt in my mouth before taking the next one.. I totally agree that it helps satisfy the craving with minimal damage! Smile

Sometimes I'm not quite so patient though and go through them like a kid at fat camp eating her candy stash in the closet... Laughing

Good thing they're almost gone!


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Blackeyes24

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Posted: 12 Apr 2013, 21:08
I totally do this. I currently am allowing myself one Reese's sugar free mini peanut butter cup a night. Somehow I manage to get three bites out of one of those minis!
jonnybadback

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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 02:56
I used to freeze candy bars when i was a kid then slice them up to eat them it produced an all new sweet sensation. It all stopped when i put a can of coke in the freezer and forgot it... My mum found it...it had exploded making a right mess and she had to defrost the freezer to clean it up. She was not impressed and i was sore and couldn't sit down for a day lol...ahh happy days Smile
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 04:02
the way I see it if I am going to have a treat I am going have one NO half measures!

overall I keep within my calories, some things however only take a relatively small amount to enjoy if you eat it slowly

I like a few squares of green and black 85% organic chocolate sucked very slowly for a chocolate crack high.

its funny it tastes delicious if you suck it slowly but tastes like cat litter if you chew it!
jonnybadback

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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 04:15
Never tried cat litter so can't comment on the taste lol

If you chew it then your smell receptors don't get kicked in. If you suck it then they do. Smell has a lot to do with the way we taste. Try holding your nose as you suck it and you will probably have the same results as if you just chewed...that's the science part over.... Now leave the cat alone and pick up the green&blacks lol
FullaBella

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Posted: 13 Apr 2013, 19:26
I slice a single oz of cheese into 8-10 small bites. In between bites have found cooked egg whites act as a great palate cleanser


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kkd1125

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Posted: 15 Apr 2013, 12:57
riocaz wrote:
Does anyone else do this?

I have treat sized chocolate bars which are 95 calories each.

I keep them in the freezer, and when I want one I throw it hard on the counter to shatter it into small pieces.

Each small piece is then left to melt on my tongue (which works better from frozen). Doing this means my tiny 12g bar of chocolate takes me about 10 minutes to eat, absolutely maximising my treat without adding yet more calories.

Anyone else got a trick for getting everything out of their treat?


Love your smashing chocolate idea, Riocaz! I think I'll try that. My only special sweet treat that I've had a few times lately has been a tablespoon of Nutella after dinner, eaten right off the tablespoon, slowly. I make it last about 5 minutes. It completely satisfies my sweet dessert craving. Very Happy



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