I try to stave off my late afternoon sweet tooth by eating a late lunch. But eventually I just need a something sweet no matter how late I had my soup and salad. Rather than having a giant cookie or candy bar, I have a two-pronged approach to having my snack and eating it too!
First, I always have a box of Teddy Grahams on my desk. I have as many of them as I want - 24 pieces are only 130 calories with 35 coming from fat. I might have 12 pieces if I'm really hungry. They satisfy my craving but so I don't feel totally bereft I mix in a little bit of chocolate.
I usually buy a bar of high quality dark chocolate. The flavors are so intense that one square is all I need. But every so often someone will send chocolate as a gift. Recently Camilla, a colleague from our Bevery Hills office, sent me Frans chocolates. They are the perfect size and sprinkled with sea salt. Between the two along with a cup of coffee (with Splenda) my snack attack is defeated.
So, next time you want something sweet try combining low cal with a little bit of decadence!