Isn't eating ice cream straight out of the tub one of the most fun things to do? It probably happens in just about every household in America. It makes us happy, we get that guilt free feeling like "well, I didn't actually get a dish out and serve myself any ice cream.." Plus we get that feeling of "sneaking cookies from the cookie jar" that we participated in frequently as children.
WELL, my solution to this is...drum roll...replacing ice cream with 1% cottage cheese and/or non-fat yogurt! BUT, you must buy these products served in the large tubs instead of the individual servings. This way, you can treat the yogart/cottage cheese just like you did the ice cream, but NOW you are consuming hearty protein and nutrition instead of heavy cream. When ever you have a craving, feel like munching or simply feel a little hungry between meals, indulge. Tah-Dah! Solved :-)