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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
10/7/12 8:32 A

Good for you for finding a strategy that works

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 50,554
10/7/12 8:20 A

This is a great strategy and one that offers you a real way to avoid making poor choices. Great idea!!

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JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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10/7/12 8:17 A

That happened to me the other night. My husband bought a tray of Butter tarts, one of my weaknesses. They sat in my house an entire week and I didn't even touch them! Pat on the back for me. But then, my husband decided to eat one in front of me... I was like, "you're killing me!" I could taste the flaky crust, the gooey, sweet filling so vividly it was like I had actually eaten one and just as quickly as the craving came, it went.

Take your focus off the Marshmallow.

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10/6/12 10:03 P

I was just looking for inspiration, so I'm glad I found your post. I am an emotional eater, and right now I'm doing something that's necessary, but not pleasant, and I so want to find some chocolate. I'll try your strategy of imagining eating it and see if my cravings go away. I hope so! Thanks for the useful post! emoticon

SAS202554 Posts: 453
10/6/12 8:41 P

Sounds like a great strategy to me!!!

ORODEO73 Posts: 474
10/5/12 6:59 A

This is a great strategy. I do something like it. I watch food on tv and imagine eating it but I will drink water while I do it. Sometimes I will exercise. But my craving does go away too. Nice to think about it and not gain!


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10/4/12 10:08 P

in my mind!!! Over the past few weeks since I've been back on sparkpeople after having a baby I have been able to help curb my appetite!! Ive noticed that when I get a craving for something I love --I go back in my mind to a time when I was eating it and I remember the taste and let myself enjoy!After a few moments the craving goes away!!! I even think about how I feel after and how fast the instant gratification goes away!!! I mean is being this uncomfortable in my skin worth just a moments of feeling satisfied because of food!!! Heck no--I rather feel good about how I look and not feel like a fat blob so.....imagine away everyone and see if it can work for you!!!!

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
by Dr Seuss.
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