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11/2/12 11:32 A

For me it is totally dependent on the food whether I can have just one or not. Also how well portioned. I've discovered this week that I can eat 1 mini Hershey bar from my kids' Halloween candy, but I couldn't eat just one row from a regular size Hershey bar. It's good to learn and know your limits.

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11/2/12 11:17 A

If it's one from a big package that's hard. One small prepackaged amount is easier.

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11/2/12 8:26 A

Glad to see I'm not the only one. I for sure know that one always leads to more for myself so I'll have to be one of the people who don't partake in the first one. This, for me includes starches and sugar, and I do feel like an addict when it comes to this stuff. I wonder if it's the sugar that's addicting or the additives and preservatives? Maybe a combination! I worry about the eating habits of our nation and our children.

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11/2/12 8:18 A

there is a chart somewhere that gives you alternatives - If you're craving "x"; then have "y"

I do try to avoid having the first one, though, when I know it's a "trigger" for me

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11/2/12 1:03 A

For me, definitely easier to eat none. One just seems to lead to two, or three, or four...

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11/2/12 12:44 A

can't just have one...i am not there DON'T!
don't buy it, give it away....look for alternatives...fight that moment in time and head in another hard i know ....(that little give in monster...needs to shrink)!

found as i am exercising more i am craving sugar and breads less....actually enjoy the fruit once i am eating it ...and feel good knowing it is good for me!

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11/2/12 12:25 A

I usually am able to have just one but when I'm feeling sick or down I usually grab more. I tell myself just one bite will give me some flavor or whatever and it usually works.

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11/1/12 11:12 P

I find its a lot easier to eat none than one!

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11/1/12 10:57 P

have definitely seen this cycle with carbs for me! now that i haven't been eating pasta, etc. i actually am not craving it.

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11/1/12 9:26 P

Food definitely is addictive. It's the hardest addiction to break too, since you can't do it cold turkey! Imagine if smokers had to limit themselves to *one* cigarette a day? That'd be SO hard...I still let myself eat whatever candy and junk food I want, I just make sure I introduce healthier foods as well and stay within my caloric range.

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11/1/12 8:54 P

Oops! I should have read this before those FOUR pieces of Halloween candy. emoticon Well, I'm now in new moment and I will start again.

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11/1/12 4:55 P

Totally agree with you on that. I am tempted by sugary junk but keep telling myself: I choose not to eat that. If I have one 'treat' it will never stop there, it leads to more and more. It can also make me feel ill physically and leads to feelings of inadequacy, guilt and failure. I am done with feeling bad about myself for the sake of the fleeting enjoyment of junk food. It is easier to resist that first one than to stop a binge which is what I know it will turn into.

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11/1/12 3:45 P

I know many who have that problem.
Fortunately, with the exception of M&Ms, I AM able to have just one!

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11/1/12 3:35 P

Why is it that once I break down and eat something I know I shouldn't I then just start craving more? I'm totally convinced that there is something in junk food that is as powerfully adictive as alchol, drugs and smoking! Anyone else agree?

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