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Hi everyone👋🏻

6weeks post op now and started my second period since the surgery yesterday(sorry if tmi!!). Im just so thankful my period has returned after years of issues with it and PCOS!

But since it started i have massive chocolate cravings!! Theres a Sugar Free Chocolate that someone recommended for me and i tried one little square of it and it agreed with me so well im close to binging on the rest of it🥴 Just let it melt in my mouth. But obviously i dont want that happening! The chocolate cravings have literally only come on as my period started😭

Any tips or advice to manage these cravings?

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Have a couple squares and flush the rest lol.

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There's also chocolate Protein Shakes and chocolate Protein Bars to help you fulfill your cravings while still getting in the required Protein.

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when I get chocolate cravings, I sometimes mix a teaspoon or two of unsweetened cocoa powder into a thing of vanilla Light & Fit (or Carbmaster - or another low-cal Greek yogurt). And occasionally I'll even top that with a couple tablespoons of light or sugar free Cool Whip and a few raspberries. My version of a sundae...

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ProCare has a dark chocolate Calcium that's really good. It helps curb the craving, but I don't have the inclination to binge on it because its a supplement. Its also seasonal, only available a few months out of the year, so I stock up and then ration them so I have them year round!

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I'm male so the PMS/Menstration issues don't apply to me, but for general chocolate cravings, I have enjoyed Unjury Chocolate Splendor Protein. Tastes very chocolaty and is good hot or cold.

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I like sugar free/no sugar added Swiss Miss hot cocoa packets mixed with high Protein milk. Also, I will sometimes have sugar free fudgesicles or pudding. Also... and other people may give me grief about this, but sometimes I'll have some real chocolate with actual sugar in it (oh, the horrors!) but if you feel you can't stop after a small amount, then that is probably not a good idea.

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Quest makes candy bites that are chocolate and the caramel one is quite tasty. They are 80 calories if I remember correctly and they at least have some Protein in them. Perhaps that will fill you up a bit and you will want just one. I found them at target but but not my target. They have them on Amazon if you can’t find them near you.

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I found a chocolate caramel Protein Bar that I really like that I keep for this exact situation, as well as a chocolate Protein pudding! So long as you keep it available and know you’re allowed to have it when you want it, it keeps you from overdoing it ☺️

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Some suggestions:

Premier Protein makes a chocolate Peanut Butter shake and it is so tasty! Like drinking a peanut butter cup.

I make this hot chocolate (with Fairlife milk for protein). It tastes great!

Once I can eat solids, I will be eating these when I have a sweet tooth. So chewy and sweet. I like the chewy chocolate chip in particular.

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Posted (edited)

6 hours ago, PCOS_Mama94 said:

Hi everyone👋🏻

6weeks post op now and started my second period since the surgery yesterday(sorry if tmi!!). Im just so thankful my period has returned after years of issues with it and PCOS!

But since it started i have massive chocolate cravings!! Theres a Sugar Free Chocolate that someone recommended for me and i tried one little square of it and it agreed with me so well im close to binging on the rest of it🥴 Just let it melt in my mouth. But obviously i dont want that happening! The chocolate cravings have literally only come on as my period started😭

Any tips or advice to manage these cravings?

I just eat the chocolate when I crave it (also cycle related). I like Russell Stover Sugar Free Chocolate. I also like higher percentage pure Cacao dark chocolate and I usually need much less of it.

Let me know if you find a solution!

Edited by GreenTealael

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I have an entire package of Belgian chocolates my hubby bought me that’s been sitting in my kitchen since I started the liquid diet. The last few days they do seem more tempting not sure why

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Congrats on your "period" - 🥳🥳

Only those with PCOS may realize how celebratory it is to have periods naturally. I am still waiting on that day. 😭

I am hoping soon it happens, otherwise may need to go back to the hormonal pills 😭😭

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