I do not know one woman who does not crave chocolate during that time of the month. It is something that seems to be ingrained in our head from the very beginning. So what to do when you are faced with a temptation that can throw you off track or make you take a couple of steps back. Well, I cannot tell you not to eat chocolate when I myself face this very dilemma, but what I can tell you is that you have to practice moderation, little control and better choices.
Let’s start with moderation. This is simple. Don’t eat the whole bag of Reese Pieces Peanut Butter Snacks. Instead you want to focus on just enough to satisfy your craving. Also, make a note that eating the whole bag over the course of 5 days is just as bad as eating it all in a day. Having said that, let us take a look at control. If you have it in your house, the likelihood of you overeating is higher, so the only control you have to practice is to stay away from the aisles at the grocery store that tempt you. If you have to have it, get a single serving bar. Because I understand my limitations, I never buy large quantities of high caloric treats like chocolate. I will buy just enough to share with myself and my boys and that is it. That way, I am removed from the temptation. Another thing I focus on is eating healthier treats. Even when a treat is healthier, the ability to overdo it exists so a healthy treat still requires practicing moderation. Some of my favorite chocolate fixes include Kashi’s Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Cookies, 15 dark chocolate covered pretzels and Fiber One Oats & Chocolate Chewy Bar.
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