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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

Well you're doing great then! I just mentioned the gym because that's what really motivated me to keep on going. It makes me feel a lot better, too.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

As for carbs, I rarely eat pasta or potatoes any more, and I haven't bought a loaf of bread in months, and I never really cared for rice.

I am eating more broccoli, though, raw.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

Sadly, lately I've just been giving in. Ever since Christmas it's been a battle. The more I try to resist, the worse I get. So, I've just been trying to eat a bit less of what I am craving.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

When I crave certain foods, it is usually because I haven't been paying enough attention to the food I have been eating. There is an addictive nature to certain foods and I try and avoid all fast food.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

Since you love broccoli, why not roast it in a little olive oil -- that might help with the fat craving. If you must have something like a burger or fries, have a smaller amount than would normally be on your plate, then afterward, ask yourself how you feel.

The answer may be enough to avoid it for another couple weeks. If the craving returns, do it again until your rest of your mind comprehends that the appetite and the resulting feeling isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

Drink water....chew gum......wait 30 minutes....then if I'm starving a eat a small portion of what I'm craving....problem solved.....move on and don't stress about it.
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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

You are not alone. This is probably the most difficult thing I deal with.

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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

That's the stuff you should be eating--fat and protein I mean. You also don't need to cut down on sodium unless you're sensitive. Sugar, and all things high carb are bad though as they hurt virtually every organ of the body.
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Re: How Do You Deal With Cravings?

When I was single, I just wouldn't buy those snacks which cause me to binge. Now, it's a lot tougher, esp. since my husband is the type who can eat what he wants and not gain weight.

I'm going to try that tooth brushing idea.