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If One of Your New Year's Resolution's Was to Tame Your Sweet Tooth, I Have a Treat for You

Sherry McGuinn

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Life is tough enough without denying ourselves of simple pleasures like a piece of candy or slice of cake every now and then.

But, there's no denying that sugar isn't good for us. So, if you're looking for a way to kind of "have your cake and eat it, too," please check out the following.

I was scrolling through TikTok to see what people eat what they’re in a calorie deficit. That’s just a newfangled term for an old-school and still effective way to lose weight. Calories in. Calories out.

One tip, in particular, intrigued me. “Candy grapes.” I’ve personally done the road work for you and can attest that they rock.

Get some grapes, green are best as they’re not overly sweet. Rinse and don’t dry. Throw them in a freezer bag and sprinkle with a box of sugar-free Jello. Mix those babies up well and freeze for several hours.

If you’re a candy person. You’ll love these. Promise.

Here's another tip for when you're craving something sweet at the end of a long day. Grab a bag of Quaker's Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes, the full-size ones, and make a sammie!

I spread sugar-free pudding on one rice cake, top that with low fat whipped cream, a squirt or two of sugar-free chocolate syrup, and then I top it with another rice cake. Free until firm and enjoy!

Let me know what you think and thanks for reading!

Sherry McGuinn is a slightly-twisted, longtime Chicago-area writer and award-winning screenwriter. She is currently pitching her newest screenplay, “The Month We Fell Apart,” a drama with dark, comedic overtones and inspired by a true story, as well as “DEAD TIRED,” a female-driven, ass-kicking thriller.

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