Sweet tooth after meals?

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:01
So I was wondering... does anyone else NEED to have something sweet after a meal, regardless of what they've eaten and how full they are? I don't feel complete unless I finish off with something sweet. I'm especially fond of candy. We all know how destructive those few bites or pieces can be to any diet or healthy eating plan!

So I was wondering if anyone had overcome this, or has any tricks? I've tried brushing my teeth, chewing gum, occupying myself with other things, etc. I just can't seem to shake this, and it leads to feelings of failure even on days where I've otherwise done well for myself. Any input appreciated, thanks!Very Happy

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Nancy G

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:20
Hello, I just joined fatsecret this week and I too love candy. I found that the Ghirardelli dark chocolate 60% Cacao are delicious and the serving size says 3 on the package, but says 4 when I search on fatsecret? I don't usually have to have chocolate everyday, but today I did Smile
Nancy Gift

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:46
I do one of two things, eat a piece of fruit or have about 10 chocolate chips.

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:48
I usually have a cup of coffee after I eat, but I'd rather have a candy bar!

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Posted: 13 Jan 2011, 22:51
Yes, definitely. I find that having fruit for dessert or drinking peppermint or raspberry tea after a meal work best for me (but sometimes I don't drink the tea until after I've eaten a bite of chocolate... oh, well).

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 00:21
I don't think that having a small piece of candy or two is destructive in the least. Just budget those calories into your diet.

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 05:14
i agree with hoser, i allow and buget myself something sweet after my evening meal. there is no harm in it, its how you feel about it that is the issue. dont beat yourself up about it. as long as its two cookies, not the entire pack!

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 06:49
I have a horrible sweet tooth so I always budget something sweet into my calories each day. I bring my lunch and I usually just put in one of those little fun/bite size cady bars. I have an obsession with Reese's, so I usally put in one of the little peanut butter cups. I dont think its a bad thing at all. If I didn't let myself have one, I would eventually end up going to the vending machine and getting something that is way worse for me. Like everyone above said, its fine to have something small, just dont go overboard!
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Carol Crosby

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 06:51
For me it is a piece or two of hard candy that is usually about 20 or 30 calories a piece. It gives a lot of satisfaction and I can suck on them for about 15 minutes which gives a prolonged sensation, allows the cravings to pass, and gives me a taste of something sweet with very little damage calorie-wise. You can also try some sugar free hard candies if you want to stay away from sugar.

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 07:17
I love Hershey's minis. 40 calories. Great mouth feel, makes me feel like a normal eating person.

Just eat slowly and enjoy it. Treat, don't eat, I heard someone say.
"The grass ain't greener, the wine ain't sweeter, either side of the hill" The Grateful Dead
Mrs J

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 07:20
Some days we just have to have chocolate or sweet things, its the hormones, build them into your life if you exclude them you want them more. I am finding (being a huge dessert fan) than I count them into my day, enjoy the portion I am allowed and then go off and do something else away from the kitchen or food (distraction technique) until my brain registers - yes I just ate a lovely, dessert, choc bar etc and then I'm fine. If I go do the dishes or stay seated thinking about more dessert I just eat it and afterwards know I have eaten far too much. x
It has to be this year. Keep smiling, Mrs J x
Lake Lady

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 09:27
Me too, me too! I have to have something sweet after I eat. I haven't, since I started FatSecret, but last night I finally caved and had three homemade chocolate chip cookies that I dug out from the freezer. Ugh, why?! I wasn't hungry, I just felt denied. So I had them, and felt mad that I did afterwards. Someone just recently posted that they found the perfect solution - watermelon. It sounds like a great idea! I'm off to the store today, and I will be picking some up and trying it. Good luck everyone! Just know that you're never alone with your struggles.

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Posted: 14 Jan 2011, 09:37
Yup! Chewing a piece of gum usually works for me tho, and if not i'll have a jolly rancher or a hershey kiss, no biggie, both are under 100 calories. Smile

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