I saw this on Women's Health facebook page last week : To find your ideal weight, start at 100 lbs for 5 feet, then 5 lbs for every inch. Take that number and add 10% and subtract 10%. That will give your range...so for example-I am 5'7". So my starting weight would be 135, then I add 10% for 148.5 and subtract 10% for 121.50. So my ideal range would be between 121.5 and 148.5. I am not sure how accurate this really is as I know if I were to weigh 121lbs, I would look ghostly, and I did weigh 148 at my heaviest and was overfat! You could always check a more reliable source like the ACSM or YMCA guidelines for your weight range. I suffer with cravings also, and find brushing my teeth, having a cup of tea, or logging on here and seeing the weight tickers on the low ends (Congrats, all you SparkPeople!!) motivates me to not snack. I am learning that I just cannot have snacks in the house! If there are chips, and I tell myself I will weigh out a serving, it still ends up being more. Totally addicted!
I have found that soy crisps help-a serving is 19crisps and 120 calories. However, I am skeptic about putting too much soy in my body, so it is not a regular substitute. I also find that the longer I abstain from carbs (bad ones), the less cravings I get.