snack cravings

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JrMcCartney

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 12:36
How do you curve your craving to snack :/ like i dont want to eat junk i just want to eat.
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mrspackrat

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 12:45
If you're just talking about trying to curb the urge to eat, I drink water or tea. Sometimes I brush my teeth. I've also heard that getting involved in something takes your mind off it. If that doesn't work, I just recently read that eating that "thing" you crave, just a little bit and walk away and get distracted, that will be enough to stop the craving.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
junoj

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 12:54
If it's just something that you are craving for then try to find an alternative better substitute (gum, jerky, apple, nuts . . .)

If it's your stomach that is telling you to eat try to substitute with things that will make it full (water, green tea with no sugar, greens: zucchini, squash, spinach, celery, artichokes, eggplants, broccoli, cauliflower, rapini, watercress.

The key is to ID what your body is asking: taste or volume?

-Jay
FOGOB

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 13:04
I eat two pieces of fruit that I take with me to work every day. It works.
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socias1

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 01:51
Especially at night, when I should DEFINITELY not be eating anything, I like to drink some hot tea with some fake sugar. Sometimes I find that when I'm in a snacky mood, I'm really just thirsty.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 02:45
socias1 wrote:
Especially at night, when I should DEFINITELY not be eating anything,


Myth. Time of day matters not.
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
Spacey47

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 04:21
The best thing is to not have easy access to it, so don't buy 'junk' food in bulk and have it available at all times, if its not there you cant eat it

we all like a bit now and then so buy a bit now and then and enjoy it.

Also when you are about to put it in your mouth have a quick look at the label and see how much exercise you would have to do to work off
the calories and ask yourself if its worth the momentary pleasure?

OR work it into your daily allowance, i.e. eat less of something else

eKatherine

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 08:02
Diablo360x wrote:
socias1 wrote:
Especially at night, when I should DEFINITELY not be eating anything,


Myth. Time of day matters not.


Evening eating does matter. By then most people have already eaten the food they have scheduled in, and all calories beyond that point will be in excess.
eKatherine

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 08:04
Are you bored? Take a long walk instead of watching television and thinking about the refrigerator.

Are you getting enough protein? Have some plain chicken breast to kill your appetite and fill you up.
MsBlues 88

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 18:55
To beat cravings - eat a pickle, the crunch will assist also in the anxiety. Also, baby carrots with Hummus is good too.
Rita41

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 20:45
Rid the house of temptations. I know at this point i am not very good with temptaion so there is nothin in the house to tempt me, if we are going to go out and have a treat as a family we enjoy it and don't bring tt home with us.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 21:43
eKatherine wrote:
Diablo360x wrote:
socias1 wrote:
Especially at night, when I should DEFINITELY not be eating anything,


Myth. Time of day matters not.


Evening eating does matter. By then most people have already eaten the food they have scheduled in, and all calories beyond that point will be in excess.


You know exactly what she meant by it there, Kathy. I for one like to save a good amount of calories for before bed. I sleep like a baby.
Love your food or risk failure. No quick fixes, this is a lifestyle change. No extremes are needed just consistency.
Spacey47

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Posted: 12 May 2013, 23:26
Diablo360x wrote:
[quote=eKatherine][quote=Diablo360x]

You know exactly what she meant by it there, Kathy. I for one like to save a good amount of calories for before bed. I sleep like a baby.


The mistake you are making is that you are expecting a rational, logical and sensible commentShock
hfjhfj

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 05:48
I tend to reach for the snacks when I'm bored or doing something I don't want to do at work; eating is like a displacement activity to offset the boredom. I chew a stick of sugarfree gum (the mintiness makes anything else taste weird, just like after brushing your teeth) but if I really am getting peckish, then I eat some fruit (fresh or dried) or a small handful of pumpkin seeds or something similar.
Spacey47

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 05:54
Cant beat good old carrot sticks!
socias1

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 14:35
For me the time of day does matter. It's also a matter of hormones and body cycles. Whenever I eat before bed, I might fall asleep easily, but then I wake up to "go" or just toss and turn a lot, have weird dreams, etc. Time of day does matter because of your metabolic patterns, it's just not exactly the same for everyone.
mrspackrat

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 15:52
Diablo360x wrote:
I for one like to save a good amount of calories for before bed. I sleep like a baby.


I'm the opposite, if I eat before bed I'm super hot, sweat, toss and turn all night. I'm miserable. For me my last meal needs to be 3-4 hours before bed, then I sleep like a baby.
this damn tracker below hasn't been right in months! My current weight is 137!
thinner120

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Posted: 13 May 2013, 16:00
Use Johnson and Johnson Lavender scented baby lotion on your hands or whereever, drink water with a hint of lemon in it, drink herb tea. These work for me right now: I don't eat,I only do shakes.
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