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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 13:13
Okay, so mother nature must REALLY hate me. Around my time of the month my greasy fatty food cravings go off the chart. I spent all weekend eating at midnight from horrid places like taco bell and pizza hut. It was mighty delicious but I hate the "I'm a horrible person I must really not want to lose weight, start saving for lipo" feeling I get afterwards. I'm not overweight but I know it's bad for my body and my waistline...and my wallet. I'm already self conscious about my body and with every fast food window it gets worse and I feel like indulging with icky food even more. This only happens when I'm about a week away from starting my period. Any ideas on how to help curb the cravings. I do well, for the most part, the rest of the month but I feel like that week before my period really keeps the pounds on. Any advice? Thanks

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 13:17
eat lots of veggies! your more likely not to indulge if your already full!

and dont be so hard on yourself... everyone struggles sometimes but its the downward trend is what is important.

stay motivated =)
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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 13:26

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 15:51
I get this way too, but I try to make sure I have foods in the house to eat so I don't have an excuse, other than want, to go get those foods. It also helps to have someone who you can be accountable to. If I get bad I'll tell my husband how bad I'm craving something and getting it out and complaining to him really helps and he reminds me why I don't really want that food. When you get groceries plan for those unhealthy times, like buying stuff to make home made pizza or tacos, that's helped me. Good luck!!
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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 16:03
Find ways to make lower calorie version of the foods you want. I make pita pizzas at home for dinner sometimes and they are really good!

One pita, some pizza sauce (or pasta sauce, whatever is on hand), one ounce of mozz cheese, shredded chicken, then I top with a little bbq sauce and cilantro after baking. SO good! I bake them for like 10 mins at 400.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 16:13
I've gotten into that cycle, it is hard to break once you're in it, but if you haven't been to fast food in weeks those weeks easily turn into months. Take it a day at a time, and find other destressors to occupy yourself when you're feeling that way.... music, a book, movies, talking to a friend, giving yourself a pedicure, some bejeweled, whatever takes off the edge and gets you over that hump.

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Posted: 18 Sep 2012, 16:40
one way to deal with it is to create an allowance over the previous days/weeks so that you can afford eating the food you crave once or twice getting rid of the feeling and not reinforcing it. I find this approach much easier to follow rather than fighting every craving all the time. It works as long as over the long period you maintain a calorie deficit.
Lipo is absolutely a pointless waste of money if you are unable to keep an healthy diet long term.

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