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Get yourself a doughnut! I love doughnuts, so I eat them occasionally, and only when they are REALLY good ones - if I take a bite of a doughnut and realize it is mediocre I just throw it out.
I always remind myself that your average doughnut has fewer calories than your average bagel. And I like doughnuts much more.
Maybe get a little one - unglazed/forsted/sugared. But be sure to count the calories in your days total.
Or, perhaps you could get some low fat ice cream, pudding, yogourt, fruit... anything else.
However, make sure you are really craving it before you eat it. If you are just craving it because you are thinking about it, you might not really be craving it...and if you're not really craving it, you might feel unsatisfied by it. I'm sure this is a 'geniune' craving and im not suggesting it isnt! but..lol.. :)
lets yourself have treats occasionally
like maybe one day, instead of eating your usual apple with low-fat cottage cheese and whole grain whatever for a snack, let yourself have a doughnut
the craving wont go away
when i crave something, i try to fit it in one of my days that week
or else i end up binging on something else
However, if you are like me, I wouldn't. If someone put a dozen donuts in front of me right now, I would eat them all at once, right now. I would reprimand myself through every bite, and feel liek a complete **** afterwards (and see how I know it beforehand too) but I will still eat them all.
And at the end of the box, I would probably still want more. Craving still there...... so whats the point in consuming like 2000 calories if i still want more at the end of it....
but if one donut can make you happy :) than go for it.
I think one (or two or three, etc) donut would make me even more miserable at the end knowing that I can't have more when I clearly want it.
if you want a doughnut, go buy one.
one doughnut isn't going to hurt you, make you gain weight or sabotage all your progress. as long as eating the doughnut doesn't lead you to binge big time, have it. it's better to not deprive yourself, or else you'll end up binging.
alternatives could be:
- those tiny little weight watcher cakes (but they ARE tiny)
- cadbury thins (100 cals per bar and they have flavours like mint, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and toffee)
- fun-sized chocolate bars (watch how many you eat though)
- kit-kat, coffee crisp and aero singles (range from 80-100 cals)
- those 100 calorie thinsation cookies
- special k cereal bites
- all bran snack bites
- nutri-grain munchems
- rice cakes (chocolate chip, caramel, etc)low-calorie hot chocolate
- no pudge brownies