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Earendil18
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So I'm doing this new diet, and it's working out great! I'm beginning to see some definition in my torso!

I am wondering though, if anybody knows of food items that are great for cookie/cake/chocolate substitutes, but aren't abysmally unhealthy either. [Wink]

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SteveRogers
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Chocolate covered raisins. Craisins. Granola bars.
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Dried apricots
I smuggle them into movie theatres.
Sometimes I'll eat yogurt instead of chocolate
But today I hate hot chocolate and a school boy biscuit.
I might be in agony tonight.
Then there are grapes and blueberries to consider.

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I have found a new addiction: dried cherries. The are so sweet and seem to replace sugar so well for me. The best ones I've tasted are from Target, the Archer Farms brand. Be careful though, 1/4 cup is 120-140 calories and they go so fast.

The Quaker Oats Smores granola bars are to die for. At 110 calories each, there is no guilt for eating chocolate.

Kellogg's Special K bars are another one of my favorites. They have only 90 calories and make a great breakfast on the go.

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Yoplait makes a "chocolate mousse" yogurt that's not bad.

Regular or extra-creamy low-fat yogurt containers can be popped in the freezer for a cold treat.

I agree on the dried fruit but you have to watch it, it's really high-calorie and high-sugar (although the sugars are better for you than the ones in, say, cake.)

Graham cracker with a spread of low- or no-fat cream cheese and a tiny sprinkle of brown sugar makes a good cheesecake sub.

Sugary cereal with non-fat milk isn't great for you but it's more healthy than "real" dessert.

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Oh, also, instead of a milkshake, try a "liquado"-- you blend up fresh fruit, such as strawberries or melon, with ice and a little bit of milk (low-fat milk will do.)
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I calm chocolate cravings with high protein slim fast...

-pH

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Thanks! [Wink] I've tried dehydrated blueberries/cherries before, they are really good.
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Oh, and if you're ever craving pumpkin pie, I found a great "pumpkin pudding" recipe that's a decent sub.
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Dust. It has no calories and is in plentiful supply (at least in my house).

Failing that, a nice juicy apple helps me out when I am having a choco-denial freak out.

Good luck. I remember having a torso - in the days before the six-pack became a keg...

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Oh, almost forgot: there are now these funny little rice cake snacks from Quaker, forget what they are called, that have chocolate drizzles. They are sweet-salty-crunchy-chocolatey, remind me of some Japanese snacks my friend who served a mission in Japan used to buy in Little Tokyo, and very good. And they have very few calories, for a junky snack.
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Try making brownies, but instead of using butter or oil use apple sauce.
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I snack on raw almonds. Or, a beef jerky. Or homemade fruit leather. Or fresh fruit... Now I'm hungry...
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There are some new "100 calorie packs" put out by Keebler and Nabisco of some of their popular snacks, including fudge cookies and shortbread cookies. I get by with those. On the one hand, they taste sweet and satisfy my craving, but are only 100 calories. On the other hand, they're pretty expensive, so I limit myself to only one a day!
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Safeway has a Key Lime Sorbet with only 1 gram of fat per serving that I am hooked on.
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Dark, dark chocolate. I've never been a huge fan of dark chocolate, but recently I've found that a single square of *really good* chocolate that's 70% or more is the perfect amount. I've had something sweet and rich, but if I have any more, I won't feel great.

As for cakes and cookies, try substituting ingredients. Honey or molasses for refined sugar, whole wheat of white flour, omitting the egg yolk or substituting with unsweetened applesauce.

I'm going to begin my experiments with homemade fruit sorbet next week. That will be very interesting.

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quote:
Originally posted by ketchupqueen:
Oh, almost forgot: there are now these funny little rice cake snacks from Quaker, forget what they are called, that have chocolate drizzles. They are sweet-salty-crunchy-chocolatey, remind me of some Japanese snacks my friend who served a mission in Japan used to buy in Little Tokyo, and very good. And they have very few calories, for a junky snack.

Rice cakes have very few calories because they're mainly air. They also have next to no nutritional value (at least, that was the case a few years ago -- I suppose it's possible there are some fortified brands on the market now that are marginally better than eating styrofoam packing peanuts).
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But they *feel* substantial, and when it comes to diet psychology, that's the important thing.
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quote:
Originally posted by Eaquae Legit:
But they *feel* substantial, and when it comes to diet psychology, that's the important thing.

Substantial? Rice cakes feel substantial? Gee, to me they pretty much feel like eating crunchy air.
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I love the Oreo thin crisps that come in those 100 calorie packs. They really aren't anything like oreos (other than delicious), but they're really good, and kill the chocolate cravings. I also like eating frozen blueberries - they're too cold to start chowing down on them, so I don't overeat.
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Of course I'm a fan of eating something if you really, really want to - in moderation. I ate some M&M's the other day, didn't slow my weight loss down a bit, of course I'd also done 60 minutes of cardio that day...but my point is, I don't ever want to feel like I'm "on a diet" and have to be deprived of things. I couldn't live like that my whole life. I intend to eat the way I'm eating now for the rest of my life, and that means that if I want some chocolate, I can eat some chocolate, so long as I understand that those calories have to be offset with exercise.
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quote:
Originally posted by Uprooted:
quote:
Originally posted by Eaquae Legit:
But they *feel* substantial, and when it comes to diet psychology, that's the important thing.

Substantial? Rice cakes feel substantial? Gee, to me they pretty much feel like eating crunchy air.
For me, the important thing is that they taste like junk food.

It doesn't matter that they have no nutritional value, they're a junky snack. But as I said, for a junky snack they're really low-cal.

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Hershey is making these chocolate covered pretzels that are around the 100 calorie range...they are sweet and salty goodness.
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Man, now I really want chocolate!
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