How to: curb 3pm chocolate cravings

How to curb your 3pm chocolate craving

A quick glance through this blog will show what a sweet tooth I have. Mars Bars, Starburst, Peanut Butter Lindt Balls, Macarons & Whoopie Pies…if I could live on a diet entirely of Turkish Delight Easter Eggs, I would. Sadly, man cannot live on chocolate alone (especially when they have insulin resistance and PCOS) so I have to get inventive when the chocolate cravings hit.

I mentioned in my Feb Favourites video on my youtube channel that I’m loving the swiss chocolate Body Science Lo-Carb Bites. The benefits of these little chocolate protein balls are two fold: 1 – they are chocolatey and sweet enough to curb that craving when it strikes and 2 – being a protein ball, I can only ever eat one or two and then I’m full. The perfect handbag snack. About $3 from health food stores.

Something else that helps hold off that 3pm sugar drop is Rafferty’s Garden Old Fashioned Chocolate Custard. Yes, that’s baby food. True story. I think I started eating these a couple of years ago when I read in some crappy gossip rag that Jennifer Aniston ate baby food or something. I’m not sure how healthy they are, but they don’t have that much sugar in them, and if they’re for babies then surely they can’t be too bad, right? (rhetorical: if they’re bad for me, don’t tell me and shatter the illusion) About $1.80 from Coles (I bought 4 for $6 this week – score)

My final handbag treat is ProteinFX Lo Carb Mini Protein Bars. I get the mini ones because I can never eat a whole one, but with flavours like Choc Raspberry, Choc Orange and Choc Mint, they taste like they should be in the confectionary aisle, not the health food aisle. There is a note on the package though that excess consumption may have a laxative effect. Awesome. About $2.80 from Coles.

Disclosurey stuff: I paid for everything mentioned in this blog post. Body Science sent me some products to trial a few months ago, including the protein balls, and I love them so much I keep repurchasing them.

6 Responses to "How to: curb 3pm chocolate cravings"

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  1. Dana

    March 8, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Will you go back to proper, decent reviews? Or have you become a sugar reviewer (these things are so full of chemical crap!)

  2. Melinda

    March 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I love those Body for Women bites – so yummy!

    Also, that is so funny that you eat the baby custard, when my toddler was a baby I would buy the exact same custards for myself! LOL.

  3. Emma

    March 9, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I love this, I have a horrible sweet tooth which constantly worries me as I’m health conscious otherwise. Thanks for the great suggestions.

  4. Elise @ Stuff That I Bought

    March 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Hey Dana, thanks for stopping by. I write about the stuff I buy and the things that interest me – this sometimes includes sweets. Sometimes it doesn’t. Depends on my mood.

    Melinda – I’m chuckling imaging you surreptitiously sneaking mouthfuls of the custard while feeding your little one hehe.

    Emma – if you have any other suggestions, let me know! Stupid sweet tooth!

  5. Lucy

    August 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    OMG I love Rafferty’s Garden Old Fashioned Choc custard and their fruit purees. Their Fruit purees contain just fruit and nothing else (no preservatives or crap) so you know you are only putting the best in your mouth. These are my little treats that stop me from eating myself silly!!

  6. Lillia

    August 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Rafferty’s Garden old fashioned chocolate custard is to die for..and healthy. I live off them The body for women bites are so good too. Taste like cookie dough mmm

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