My diet got side tracked a few days ago and now I'm craving.

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lucasjason

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Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 19:38
I've had family at my house this past week and my diet got messed up towards the end of the week. Now I'm craving everything I shouldn't be eating.

Anyone have any tips for cutting the cravings?
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 20:21
Sometimes if we don't satisfy that craving it will make us fail. I always crave chocolate so I might eat 1-2 dark chocolate Hershey Kisses out of a 9 piece serving which is 180 calories I only take in 20-40 calories. I savor the moment by letting them melt in my mouth and deduct it from my daily allowance of calories. Sure it isn't good for me but I didn't allow myself to over indulge and I kicked the craving for the time being.
If you crave something that isn't good for you but can't stop craving it just have a little and walk away.
StacieRitz

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Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 20:30
My best trick to get past a craving is to drink some water and then immediately chew a piece of gum...the water fills me up and the gum satisfies a flavor...I keep all sorts of flavors of gum around depending on my need

currently my favorite is Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream flavor from Extra!


Also, if I can't decide between the sweet or salty craving, I enjoy 1 or 2 of the bite size candie bars and a bag of 100 calorie popcorn...does the trick everytime!!!
Pixiestyx

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Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 20:57
I am sooooo going to have to check Wal*Mart tonight for that gum. I still have my Key Lime and Shortcake one though.

Stacie have you tried the 100 calorie snack bags of chocolate covered pretzels? They are good and it covers the sweet and salty craving.

I've thought about putting a little cinnamon on my popcorn to give it more flavor since it would have a little sweetness and spiciness from the cinnamon.
StacieRitz

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Posted: 20 Nov 2010, 21:27
Pixiestyx...I just bought my first bag of the chocolate covered pretzels...We are going on a road trip for Thankgiving and I thought it might be a good snack to have as a treat!...can't wait to try them Smile
relz

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Posted: 21 Nov 2010, 11:58
I had the same thing happen at Halloween. Even though we gave away the candy two days after, the cravings remained....for two weeks! I'm not a "little bit" kind of person, so for me cold turkey and talking myself through it is the only way to go.

All the bad stuff has to be out of the house, so that the craving is not easily satisfied. (I'll grab junk in the cabinet, but I won't drag my kids out to a store for it.) A craving gets food but not junk. I find that it helps to eat something that I can eat a lot of--carrots sticks or something like that. Why that helps I don't know--maybe the extra chewing helps release the need to eat? Anyway, repeatedly making a good choice when all I want is a bad one makes me feel good, and each time it gets easier to make the right choice. Then, finally, the craving is gone, and my body is back to wanting the right stuff.

It's amazing how little of a bad thing it takes to trigger that fat-salt-sugar craving, and just how hard it is to break.
Ceebee

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Posted: 21 Nov 2010, 20:16
yeah if I make a ton of bad food choices it is like I have break myself of it all over again. If I eat mcdonalds once then I want it bad every day for like a week.. I am like a mcdonalds junkie. Anywho.. I drink loads of water/decaf iced tea/crystal light and eat loads of food that is not calorie dense. A huge salad, hot brothy soup, spicy foods with tons of extra veggies in everything and super duper spicy so that I have to drink a ton of liquid to cool my mouth. Then I get super full really quick and have to keep drinking and no longer want to eat anything. When I have random cravings.. I indulge them.. but when I am just trying to "dry out" from some carb fest I dont give in for like the first two days and see where I am.. I have had to go to bed at like 8pm just to avoid eating everything in the fridge. But I think the best bet is to keep full. Drink loads of fluids and remember this too shall pass.

WiiFitFatty

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Posted: 22 Nov 2010, 08:37
for me personally, I have to go cold turkey. If I allow myself "a little piece" of whatever I'm wanting, it will snowball out of control; also the cravings will continue and probably worsen.

It's like giving up smoking. When you're tearing your hair out for lack of nicotine, nobody would dream of saying "Well just light one and have a couple of puffs!"
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lucasjason

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Posted: 22 Nov 2010, 19:15
Thanks for all the suggestions. Much appreciated!
honeybee59

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Posted: 23 Nov 2010, 02:45
I find that having half a great tasting protein bar such as pro-crunch chocolate mint as a planned snack twice a day or a small trim latte helps me. Also satisfying the need to crunch by having a carrot or apple helps too.



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