The hardest part of losing weight for me is giving up treats so this time I am not doing that I am just going to be clever with the treats I choose. I can’t satisfy my sweet craving with fruit, I still get a sugar rush that leaves me reaching for the chocolate which is not going to help one little bit. I would like to point out before you go any further that I eat like a child. I love sugary sweets and drinks and fast food. I would love to be a grown up and throw scorn upon my diet but it's just not the way I was made :)
A friend of mine introduced me to sugar free jelly and it has been a life saver. I can eat as much as it as I like and I don’t have to worry about spoiling all my hard work. For an extra special treat I buy a tub of Weightwatchers cream and pour it on, yummy!
I don’t normally eat much chocolate but for some reason always crave for when I am trying to lose weight. Oh and it doesn’t help when those pesky Malteser Bunnies are about as they are one chocolate I do love. I can’t just eat a square of two of chocolate and put the rest back, seriously who can do this?! I can hear it calling me from the fridge and before I know it I have eaten the whole family sized bar. What I have found that does help when I start getting chocolate cravings is a nice mug of low calorie hot chocolate. Even if I end up having two it’s a lot less calories than if I had helped myself to a bar of chocolate. The white chocolate one is amazing!
Another thing that works for me is eating sugar free sweets. Now don’t kid yourself that these are actually good for you or that they contain less calories than regular sweets, they don’t. But they allow me to feel naughty by eating a few of them and as they do not raise my blood sugar levels I am satisfied with just a couple rather than a whole jumbo size bag of Haribo or Jelly Tots. Normally I eat sweets until I feel sick, I know this is bad and I don’t know why I do it but I can guarantee I won’t stop until I reach that Jelly Tot induced sick feeling.
Finally I love these little Weightwatchers cakes. They are low in calories but don’t taste like they are, you can pick the little bits of fake chocolate off them and let it melt in your mouth and all for 88 calories. Heaven. Only downside to these is they are not individually wrapped and I could easily eat the whole box in one sitting but I just get my boyfriend to put them on top of the cupboard out of my reach and I am just too lazy to get the steps out to get them down!
Over the coming weeks I am going to try out some low calorie recipes and share them with you. If you have a favourite recipe you would like me to try please let me know.