I’m often faced with the question of, “should I eat this sweet treat?” More times than not I opt to eat that piece of chocolate. Recently, I’ve tried different ways to satisfy my chocolate cravings that have proven to be effective. Yet, not completely tasting like a Hersey’s bar, these hacks have helped me tremendously with adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
When the craving strikes, have your water close by-water is a great filler. Often they advise to drink water before a meal to ensure you do not over eat, likewise, drinking water creates that feeling of fullness.
Protein Hot Chocolate
During the winter season I enjoy that warm hot cocoa on a cold Sunday afternoon. Why not instead of using the cocoa mix, use your favorite protein powder. Once you add water, and protein,heat to your likings and enjoy-just two simple ingredients.
Chocolate Yogurt and Strawberries
Select your favorite yogurt brand and add fresh strawberries. Its important to keep in mind that the higher fat percentage in the yogurt may keep you fuller for a longer period of time.
Your favorite Chex-mix with a flare. Just add dark chocolate chips to Chex-mix, and mixed nuts. Simple and easy, yet delicious.
While these simple hacks tempers cravings, I find that enjoying my favorite dark chocolate in moderation is better than over indulging when I deprive myself completely. Next time the sweet cravings strike, I hope you can find these tricks helpful.