Help with my craving of chocolate

LadyKisha
By LadyKisha Latest Reply 2011-05-22 09:17:06 -0500
Started 2011-05-17 20:24:41 -0500

It is not every night that I want it but ther is times i do how to i fight that craving.


24 replies

Nonna2Three
Nonna2Three 2011-05-22 09:17:06 -0500 Report

Russel Stover makes several sugar-free chocolate candies. They are a little more expensive than regular candies and you would not want to eat them in excess because they could have a laxative side effect if eaten in large quantities, but they do taste exceptionally good, especially for sugar-free.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-21 19:45:35 -0500 Report

I have been eating a caramel nut brownie luna bar for my 1:30 AM meal at work most nights. Plus a piece or two of string cheese. The Luna bars has 27 grams carbs and 8 grams of protein. When I get off work at 6 my BG has been between 70 to 100. It satisfies my chocolate cravings.

LadyKisha
LadyKisha 2011-05-21 21:33:26 -0500 Report

Where can I find this bars at?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-21 21:39:51 -0500 Report

Target carries them. I think Wal Mart does as well. Sprouts, Sunflower Market and King Soopers (Denver based now owned by Kroger so maybe they have them also) are Grocery stores that carry them near me.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-20 03:12:02 -0500 Report

Have you ever tried Carob, instead of chocolate? Thats what I have been using now for some time, because of my dog. Dogs can't eat chocolate, it's bad for them. But they can eat Carob. We both get to enjoy it.

goofyit
goofyit 2011-05-18 22:27:44 -0500 Report

I am a chocaholic by nature, always have been. I learned to prefer dark chocolate and have my fix daily. I am lucky that I have a Trader Joe's nearby and I buy their 72% dark chocolate 17.6 oz bars. They run about $5.00 on sale. I only have 2 squares each evening and that does the trick for me. Good luck!

Flustrated
Flustrated 2011-05-18 20:00:19 -0500 Report

How would you go for just 6 mg of chocolate that is suppose to give you health benefits. 6 mg.would be three small squares of a Hershey dark chocolate bar. Just leave it in your mouth and savor the chocolatie flavor. Maybe it will be enough to help the craving.

sNerTs1
sNerTs1 2011-05-18 18:29:59 -0500 Report

I used to be a HUGE chocolate freak, seriously. What I have done was gotten some sugar free chocolate and at times ate that but it made me sick so I just started losing the craving.

Now if I need a fix, I drink some Chocolate Silk and that seems to curb it but at 23gr of carbs per cup, I dont do it often as I tightly try to watch my carb intake.

Hope that helps at least a little. Good luck.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-05-17 21:44:35 -0500 Report

I am not a big chocolate fan but some people I know like the sugar free chocolate puddings (Jello, Royal, etc). I also enjoy the Atkins bars which only have 2-3 g net carbs and they have a number of chocolate flavored products.

LadyKisha
LadyKisha 2011-05-17 21:52:45 -0500 Report

Never thought about the jello puddings but will give them a try also

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-05-18 05:25:51 -0500 Report

I am big on the concept of swapping. There was a day that I had such a taste for a cinnamon roll from Cinnabon. I won't EVEN tell you the carb/sugar count on that. I found a Jello Cinnamon Flavor pudding (and Atkins makes a cinnamon flavor also) that just hit the spot for my craving. I have found Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt for favorite tastes like Pina Colada and Strawberry Cheesecake. Explore and you'll find options to the unhealthy chocolates with the taste minus the waist. Caution: some people will recommend the sugar free chocolates. While in moderation they are fine, there are a lot of people who are bothered by the laxative effect from the sugar substitutes and these sugar free options are NOT (remotely close to) low-carb. I find myself in the habit of reading nutritional information and ingredients on many recipes and food product labels.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-05-17 21:41:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Kisha! a BIG WELCOME to you to DC!

You have to know yourself. Sometime the best way to fight a craving is to have just a little of it, so you don't feel deprived. But knowing myself, it does not work for me. I have a craving for ice cream. Just love it! For a while I would buy a half gal of ice cream and if I didn't start the carton, I was OK. But once I opened the carton, I would eventually eat the whole half gal. I bought the half gal because it was cheaper and easier. I had been getting ice cream cones from a dairy stand, but decided it was too expensive. But when my Blood Glucose numbers ("BG#s") would be in the upper 200s consistently because of all the ice cream half gallons I ate, I decided to go back to the cones from the dairy stand. BG#s were better after that.

Now I have moved into an apartment, and have made friends. I buy a whole box of ice cream "drumstick" cones, and gave it to my friend with instructions that I am to only have 1 drumstick per day.

So if you can eat a piece or two of chocolate and then not eat it again for a bit, then go ahead and have a piece or two of chocolate. You may not feel deprived that way. Or if you have weak control you can do what I did and give your chocolate to a trusted friend to hold for you. and instruct him/her to only allow you to have "X" pieces of chocolate per day.

Blessings to you and yours Kisha!

You should have a friend request waiting from me. Please be so kind as to accept it.

James