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Old 06-16-2006, 07:45 AM   #1
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Help me sastify my sweet cravings w/o chocolate!

So between 23 and 27 weeks (last month) I gained 7 lbs. That is way over what I gained with my dd at that stage, and I think it might have something to do with eating a whole half-gallon of turkey hill chocolate peanut butter ice cream before bed over the course of 7-10 days.

Any ideas on how I can satisfy my cravings for a before bed snack in a more healthy way?

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Old 06-16-2006, 08:00 AM   #2
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Re: Help me sastify my sweet cravings w/o chocolate!

Would you be able to satisfy yourself with a smaller serving size? Ice cream isn't all bad...but a half-gallon might be problem!

I love fruit smoothies...fruit and yogurt...fruit and cottage cheese...fruit is a great source of sugar that also gives some nutrients!
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Old 06-16-2006, 08:03 AM   #3
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Ohhh...ice cream! I need to get more from the Schwan's man, LOL. I'm not much help - but eating in moderation (if you're not) would help some. Other than that, could you try frozen yogurt instead? I like fruit, too - and have been eating it a lot - you can try that but I find nothing replaces chocolate, LOL. So you could try chocolate frozen yogurt, or something with a little less calories in it and see how it goes. I'm totally not a health nut or anything, though, so my ideas aren't always the best!
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I was going to say frozen yogurt too. Loved that when I was pregnant.
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Maybe eat a smaller portion and not RIGHT before bed. Maybe eat it right after dinner so it has time to digest?

Its not chocolate but I have been loving gobstoppers as a little sugar "fix"

I agree with bethany about the fruit too. I Have been mixing fruit into plane yougurt and its yummy!
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not just any fruit satisfies my sweet tooth i've had...only oranges and orange juice. delicious. or try satisfying it with maybe a slice of angel food or shortcake with strawberries, cool whip and DRIZZLED w/a small amount of chocalate. that will satisfy the sweet w/few calories and you'll still get your chocalate.
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Ohhh...ice cream! I need to get more from the Schwan's man, LOL.

How childish are dh and I? Everytime we see his truck we yell out "Nice Schwans" and crack up. It's been years and we still do it and find it halarious.

As for cravings, a small piece of rich chocolate does the trick. I also love fruit when I want sweets. Try sorbet or italian ice or sherbert if it is more of an ice cream craving, they are lower in fat.
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A mug full of warm milk, mix in instant coffee (decaf of course), a squirt of chocolate syrup and a dollop of light whip cream. Fills you up, and boosts that calcium intake.

Yum!!!

And I agree with PP, don't sweat it.
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Two things:
1. Fruit
2. Don't sweat it.

For me, the weight gain always seems to go in spurts. Like with DJ, I gained 9 pounds in 2 weeks once...but only gained about 25 pounds overall (that was after having lost about 10 in the beginning). This time, the most I've gained is 6 pounds in 2 weeks but I'm not even up 20 pounds overall. I figure (within reason of course) I might as well enjoy it now while I can...I know as soon as the baby's born my MIL will be on my case about Weight Watchers again!
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My favorite right now is taking Minute Maid berry punch and putting it in a plastic cup and freezing it. It freezes just right so you can take a spoon and make a "slushee" out of it. Oh, so good. It gives me a lot more satisfaction than just gulping down a glass of punch--that's for sure!
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