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How to Cheat Without Wrecking Your Diet

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Chocolate Choices

Chocolate Bar vs. Hot Cocoa

Best Bet: Cocoa
Hot chocolate made with nonfat milk and a tablespoon of sugar has 154 calories and 2 grams of fat per cup, saving you about 80 calories and 11 grams of (mostly saturated) fat compared with a milk chocolate bar -- and it's more satisfying, says Dr. Kulze. The heat forces you to sip slowly, so your brain has time to register the treat. Plus, drinking a milk-based beverage helps you eat less at your next meal, says Barbara Rolls, PhD, a professor of nutritional science at Pennsylvania State University.

Mallomars vs. Oreos

Best Bet: Oreos
You'd think that marshmallow would be lighter in calories than cream filling, but nope. The Oreo has 10 percent fewer calories per cookie (53 versus 60). If you snacked on three cookies a day and made this swap, you'd effortlessly drop two pounds in a year.

Brownie vs. Chocolate Cake

Best Bet: Cake
Even when frosted, a slice of chocolate cake has about half the calories of a large brownie (235 versus 454). If the brownie has nuts, its calorie count jumps to 519.

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5/23/2014 06:37:44 PM Report Abuse
sunflowersince1999 wrote:

Yes, but what other salty foods are there that do not contain so many calories? I need to know!!

12/29/2013 03:51:19 AM Report Abuse
jessicathraen wrote:

447 calories in 3 slices of french toast? SOMEBODY needs to check out Hungry Girl...

11/20/2013 12:17:05 PM Report Abuse
dbattle2929 wrote:

I always thought by eating unhealthy treats while on a diet was a horrible thing to do and I found myself feeling guilty for doing it. But as mentioned, by depriving myself I craved the unhealthy treats even more and I eventually diverted from the healthy path. I currently have been awaken by a new found motivation and readiness of my body, mind, and spirit. I'm going to incorporate this in to my goal.

5/9/2013 08:20:14 PM Report Abuse

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