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PHOENIXMYST Posts: 150
5/12/13 5:32 P

I have cut the soda out of my diet and find that I do not have that many cravings

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,465
5/12/13 12:30 P

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5/12/13 11:40 A

I haven't had that much trouble with cravings. I credit it in part to cutting out things like sugary and salty snacks entirely for the first few weeks (and very little since then). I know that's not exactly SP-approved, but I believe it helped, to get past the "addiction" phase as quickly as possible.

I don't really have the option to keep "munchie" foods out of the house entirely. I can't name a time when we haven't had a holiday desert, chips for my husband, cookies for my son, ice cream for my parents ... SOMETHING lying around somewhere that I would have probably gone through in a day or three previously. I do make an effort to keep those things put away and out of sight, because I'm tempted much less often that way than if I'm passing a bag of chips on the counter every five minutes. It just makes it easier.

One "trick" I have used occasionally that works very well for me is not to fight the craving at all. If I want something bad for me I just visualize eating it, in my head, for a few minutes. Taste, texture, smell, everything. Might sound crazy, but it actually seems to satisfy what that "craving" part of me is looking for.

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5/12/13 11:28 A

How you you deal with cravings? I try not to keep the things I crave in the house. The things I crave are sugar sweets, any thing chocolate, occasionally salty snacks. I don't live real close to town, so going to the store to buy something puts off the craving. I have been keeping more fruits and veggies at home so I will have one of those if a craving persists. Most of the time that helps.

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