Fighting a Losing Battle

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Sexxi P

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Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 15:14
My weaknesses are cake and potato chips. I'm fighting but I'm losing! How do I beat the cravings or at least manage them?
liv001

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Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 16:59
Can you manage it? It looks like you are losing. So just have a little bit and make the other choices good ones
immort777

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Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 09:04
Well I guess it depends on which diet you follow.

I count calories, so I eat all the cake and potato chips I want, as long as it's within the RDI.
You don't need to sacrifice what you like to live a healthy life.

Good luck!
Rosie We Can...

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Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 15:09
As long as you're not doing Keto, just put 8 chips in a nice bowl and take it to your seat. My butt is too lazy to get back up and get more. But if it's sitting right next to me-I'm toast! I'm a mindless muncher. Same with cake. a small 3" x 3" cake slice/cube can satisfy without eating half the cake. Eat them slowly and enjoy. Then go for a walk to get them off your mind.
bethb2

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Posted: 21 Jun 2019, 21:26
I agree with Rosie We Can. I'm a chipaholic & a mindless muncher too. Measure out your portion, limit it to that, & savor slowly. Having a precise food scale really helps. There's actually a decent amount of chips in a half oz. portion. I'll eat the half oz. with my lunch & dinner so the chips compliment the meal & don't turn into the main attraction. For me the more highly seasoned my meal the more intense my cravings for sugar so I just try to keep my food lightly seasoned. Also, sucking on Wether's Original Caramel Candies at 15 cal. a pop can satisfy that sweet craving.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 02:35
I truly believe that practicing moderation of foods you love will give you power over them eventually even if you stumble at first. Like immort, I have the "forbidden" foods and just make sure to weigh them and count the calories. Sure, you should strive to have some healthy foods, but there is nothing wrong with a daily treat or two.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Diablo360x

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Posted: 22 Jun 2019, 02:38
And like beth says, measure out a portion and leave the bag in the cabinet or you will devour more than you want, lol!
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
Sexxi P

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Posted: 24 Jun 2019, 08:30
Thanks everyone
liv001

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Posted: 24 Jun 2019, 09:12
Hope you are doing well Sexxi P



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