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Old 01-24-2017, 03:26 PM
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Help! I need some ideas for tasty sweets that won't demolish all my points! I caved and had some M&Ms today (about 1/4 cup) and it took 11 points! (full disclosure: I knew this before I ate them ). I needed a sweet fix. What do you eat to help meet your sweet tooth without sacrificing so many points? My all-time favorite candy are gummies which are also a lot of points for a little snack pack!


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Old 01-24-2017, 03:32 PM
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I'm finding there's not a lot of sweet stuff you can have, because they're all a gazillion points!

I've been snacking on mints, and usually that is okay and works. However, it's "that" week of the month and I went hardcore on a piece of chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. It was so freakin' good! And worth EVERY point!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:39 PM
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SassyTeach, I felt the same way with the M&M's!

Maybe I'm just grumpy since I'm craving sweets right now and these points of limiting my needs, but a realistic lifestyle change doesn't completely eliminate sweets just consuming in moderation, but I'm beginning to wonder if my definition of "moderation" is completely different from WWers!
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:40 PM
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I haven't done WW in several years, but I used to be able to eat several (maybe 7 or 8) milk duds for 2pts. I loved it because they took care of my sweet tooth and I could duck in them so they lasted quite a while.
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I'm sitting on the couch eating
Old 01-24-2017, 04:07 PM
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a pint of Halo Top ice cream. It's really good and I'm picky about my sweets. The whole pint is 8 points! I'm eating the chocolate flavor. I found some on sale today (they are pricey) and picked up sea salt caramel, mint chip and chocolate almond roca (I think that's the right name). It's a life saver. Each flavor is a different point value, but all are relatively low. **Important tip- make sure you set the container on the counter to soften for a few minutes. It's MUCH better/creamier when softened.

I also found a protein bar that actually tastes good for 4 points for the whole bar. It was Quest brand chocolate chip cookie dough. I usually opt for real stuff with real sugar but am trying different things since the real stuff is soooo many points.

I am going to try putting a chocolate chip in a raspberry this week. I need to see how many points I will use for 10-12 raspberries.



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Old 01-24-2017, 04:09 PM
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Can you have Adkins bars? They have no sugar, lots of protein, and are absolutely delicious!!
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:14 PM
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Lite microwave kettle corn does it for me. I use the single serving bags from Orville Redenbacher and they're about 4 points per bag.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:21 PM
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sugar free, fat free pudding with fat free cool whip
Skinny cow candy or ice cream sandwiches
Fudgsicles
banana (I like it frozen) with sugar free chocolate syrup and cool whip
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Baby Ruth bars
Old 01-24-2017, 04:25 PM
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Years and years and years ago when my mom did WW (we're talking '89-'90), they had something called Baby Ruth bars. Here's a recipe. I have no idea how many points they would be, but I remember thinking they were pretty darn tasty.
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:39 PM
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I bought chocolate animal crackers tonight. I'm not sure how many points that they are, but they're bound to be less than most other chocolate.

I also loved eating the chocolate Krave cereal when I did WW. Another favorite treat was the Oreo thins 100 calorie packs. I would put a tiny bit of fat free cool whip on them, sandwich them together, and freeze. They turned into bite sized ice cream sandwiches.


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Old 01-24-2017, 05:25 PM
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Someone suggested a teaspoon of peanut butter. It's slightly sweet, incredibly filling and slightly pointy but better than m and m's

I've done it and it works. I buy all natural peanut butter because of the sugar free thing and it still works great.

Also, fruit is great because it's 0 SP and sweet.
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here's a link for candy
Old 01-24-2017, 05:25 PM
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It's for Halloween candy, but still helpful since you can buy the same sized bars at the store.

https://www.onebadasslife.com/weight...-candy-points/
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:38 PM
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What Chronic said! Halo Top with fruit, or Quest bars. I happen to like the white chocolate raspberry Quest bars. Of course, most of them have 4 points, but that flavor has 5. Vanilla, pistachio, lemon, mint, and strawberry are my favorite Halo Top flavors. I'm not a big chocolate lover so those flavors don't appeal to me.

I eat PB2 regular or chocolate (very slight chocolate flavor) with apples. 2 Tbsp have 1 point. You can mix it with water to make it the consistency you like. Sometimes I sprinkle it on other foods dry.

I've been making the 1 point donuts for the last 3 weeks. I'm trying a different flavor each week. You can follow mudhustler on WW Connect or Facebook to get his recipes. They look like donuts but taste more like muffins to me. They are made with Quest protein powder and very filling.

Here's a picture of the blueberry donuts I made this week.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:07 PM
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Halo Top ice-cream, but its so darn expensive! I will also have eat two Oreos, but I deprive myself of something else so I can do it.

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Old 01-25-2017, 01:16 PM
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Dark Sweet Cherries (frozen food section) about 90 cal./cup
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Wow!
Old 01-25-2017, 07:36 PM
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So many wonderful ideas!!! I've made a running list. I'll be out for groceries this weekend so I'll be sure to pick up some of these suggestions!
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