moonflow23's Journal, 19 January 2018

I've spoken to several dieticians and other "professionals" about dieting, and I've come across one common thread. Don't ignore cravings. Just don't go overboard on them either. I had a craving....fixed it yesterday.

I had a salad.....with a side of pizza.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 January 2018:
2294 kcal Fat: 82.52g | Prot: 87.97g | Carb: 326.08g.   Breakfast: Kwik Trip Sunrise Breakfast Pizza, QuikTrip Cappuccino. Lunch: Simply Asia Singapore Street Noodles Sesame Ginger, Safeway Baby Carrots, Musselman's Cinnamon Apple Sauce. Dinner: Salmon Sushi, Panera Bread Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad. Snacks/Other: Bigs Zesty Ranch Sunflower Seeds, Gala Apples. more...
5713 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 9 hours, Grocery Shopping - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Driving - 2 hours, Resting - 3 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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Would they give the same advice to an alcoholic regarding alcohol. 
19 Jan 18 by member: 2426girl
Well, for me personally that never worked, because at the end of the day I exceeded the total calories therefore I didn't lose weight. Because the problem was not the craving itself but the rest of the day I was the same hunger of everyday and although I ate low-calorie, the little craving always will have more calories than anything else ☹️ 
19 Jan 18 by member: bevigaby
You also have to see if the craving is once a week is very different from every day 🤣🤣 I get cravings almost every day so I can't give up to them. 
19 Jan 18 by member: bevigaby
Just wanting to eat something, and having an actual physical craving for something, is two different things, IMO. And I didn't hurt the diet too bad. 
19 Jan 18 by member: moonflow23
The way I see it...Making a conscious decision to eat something and having a plan to incorporate it into a balanced healthy lifestyle is different than giving into cravings. Giving into cravings is what got us here. 
19 Jan 18 by member: 2426girl
I had the same problem with that advice that an alcoholic would have. LOL 🤷🏻‍♀️I REALLY needed to find acceptable substitutes for things I was craving. I have since figured out some of the reason I was craving chocolate so heavily, it is both a good source of magnesium and a seratonin stimulant, both of which my body particularly craved. 🙇🏻‍♀️Unfortunately, most sources of chocolate have LOTS of sugar. I had been eating ice cream as a way to main line Hershey’s syrup. LOL I’ve now worked out recipes for sugar free cocoa based protein shakes and smoothies that will satisfy the cravings pretty much so I don’t really want chocolate bars, or ice cream. Because what I was craving was the actual cocoa and the cold. 💁🏻‍♀️Eat as many of the shakes as I care to that fit into my RDI so I don’t feel deprived. I’ve actually had ‘real chocolate’ and ‘real ice cream’ in the last year a few times and still can’t stop until it’s all gone. But it still isn’t satisfying to the actual craving the way the shakes/smoothies are. 🙋🏻 So breaking down what you are REALLY craving in that food can sometimes save you a world of hurt. Is it the carby goodness of the yeasty dough? The tomato sauce with the cheese fat? The particular mix of meats? Might there be another way to satisfy that same craving?🙆🏻 
19 Jan 18 by member: smprowett
I think we need to find alternatives to our cravings. For example, I have made a decision to do away with breads and simple carbs in my WOE. This has to do with A1C and fasting sugar levels. So when I want a pizza or slice of pecan pie, I swap it for something else.  
19 Jan 18 by member: ScottH
I believe that satisfying a craving is good. I find that when I don't, I end up eating a lot more because I keep wanting that satisfaction and not finding it in other food. I wouldn't think the same if I had craved something every day. If I satisfy a craving I can go a few months without it.  
19 Jan 18 by member: Charlotte_15
Talking about cravings hahaha my husband made "normal" hot chocolate so I made a substitute to not stay with the desire! Lol ... I post the photo a few minutes ago 😋😋😄 a way around it!  
19 Jan 18 by member: bevigaby
If I try to abstain completely from my favorites I just get disheartened and end up binging all of it at once and eat 3000+ calories. But if I have a little bit (say a 100 calorie mini muffin for a sweet or something) everyday I do so much better. It's all personal preference and what works for the individual 😃 
19 Jan 18 by member: CakeyCake
Yes! If we control the portion we can eat anything! 😉😋👌 
19 Jan 18 by member: rosio19


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