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DCABANAS33 SparkPoints: (9,001)
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7/10/13 11:17 A

Sometimes, I put off a craving for days, but my mind won't give it up - then I plan ahead for the and make sure that I've consciously decided to go for it.

Other times, I find something else to do for a while and I get over the craving.

If I'm craving something very strongly, it's usually from stress - I take a few deep breaths and find something in the fridge with protein - like low fat cheese - and eat it with a piece of fruit.

That usually works.

KCLARK89 SparkPoints: (26,271)
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7/10/13 8:44 A

Definitely keeping it out of the apartment is the best solution for me. I can want it and want it all I want, but if it isn't here, then I'm not going to go get it. But in those times where I DO have something out of the norm, I have to have the BIGGEST pot of self-control because I'm the type to eat whatever it is until it's gone so I don't have to see it anymore.

BENTOGYRL Posts: 106
7/10/13 4:30 A

Distraction is the key for me! The other thing that works is inconvenience. I don't really keep unhealthy stuff in my house, other than the obligatory werthers originals which is how I satisfy my sweet tooth. If I have a craving for pringles or donuts or something, I can usually resist because getting it would require going down and up three flights of stairs and walking to the nearest store, between 2 minutes and 15 minutes away.

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7/9/13 10:51 P

I'm totally with you on the distraction. That's usually my best tactic!! But we sound very similar overall, so we must be doing things just fine!!!

LILSPARKIE85 SparkPoints: (22,999)
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7/9/13 9:45 P

Here's my tip for dealing with cravings when they come up: prevention is key! I keep unhealthy things that I typically crave out of the house. When the craving hits, it's unlikely I'll go to the trouble of going out to get it. When the craving just won't go away, I try to distract myself with something challenging, like a problem from work or a computer game. If all else fails and I have to give in to the craving, I'll have a small portion or go for a healthier substitute. How do you deal with cravings when they come up?

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