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The best-kept secret of successful dieters

By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D., May 4, 2010 - 12:17pm

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Brierley asks: What's your favorite indulgence when you’re on a diet?




08/23/2015 - 2:06pm

I am also a fan of peanuts (unsalted) and chocolate chips. Thanks for the dried cranberry idea! Another small snack I have is cottage cheese topped with blueberries.


05/10/2010 - 12:43pm

PASTA.....preferably with a rich Alfredo type sauce with seafood. That's my downfall, but I've learned to use whole wheat pasta and make the sauce not so fattening......with the help of EatingWell Magazine and their website of course!


05/07/2010 - 4:20pm

It helps if I have to chew longer and can savor the flavor. Here's my snack treat and I hope it's an ok treat...I don't have it every day but it helps when I have a sweet torment

1 Tbsp choc chips
2 Tbsp lightly salted peanuts
l Tbsp dried cranberries
Pinch of coconut (optional)

Mix and serve in a little bowl to munch while reading, etc.


05/07/2010 - 8:25am

Those one-bite Dove dark chocolates.
But I don't do "diets" - not a good way to lose weight long-term!


05/06/2010 - 11:57pm

A chocolate covered strawberry -- I have reserved a coffee cup for my dipping chocolate -- warm it in the microwave for 15 sec or so, then dip in a dry, room-temperature strawberry. I lay it on a piece of waxed paper and stick it in the fridge until serving time. The chocolate in the cup simply hardens until the next time I make them.


05/06/2010 - 6:53pm

Dark chocolate, preferrably one with ginger. Love the zing with the rich chocolate.


05/06/2010 - 6:09pm

ice cream


05/06/2010 - 5:46pm

Shrimp cocktail feels indulgent, but is fairly light. I like to include some sort of dessert, preferably something chocolate. The EW Chewy Chocolate Cookies are an excellent choice.


05/04/2010 - 4:01pm

Chocolate, pizza.


05/04/2010 - 3:40pm

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