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MCFHARPIST SparkPoints: (36,536)
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11/19/12 11:05 P

FOUREYEDFOOL, this is probably way off base nutritionally speaking, but how about eating a third of a pizza for breakfast, a third at lunch, and the last third for dinner? Eat a fruit serving before breakfast, a fruit serving after lunch, a fruit serving after dinner. And, of course, gotta get in two veggies. So, at lunch include two servings of veggies as sides to your 1/3 pizza.

Don't wash down with alcohol. Get a case of water in 16 oz or so water bottles. The bottle part is important. It simulates the alcohol elbow bending angle, and you can walk around with it, like you would your beer.

Just some thoughts from a Sparkpeep who cares very much about you.

Spark On!

KENDRASTIC SparkPoints: (16,506)
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11/19/12 11:34 A

I totally get where you are coming from. Pizza is my favorite food. And beer. Or maybe it is cheese...! I don't know, but I love pizza.

I am trying a no meat diet and for a couple weeks I tried with no dairy products and I cut out alcohol. I felt great!

AZURELITE Posts: 1,398
11/19/12 10:26 A

Perhaps you might consider EFT (www.eftuniverse.com)... this can very quickly knock back cravings. It's easy to learn (you can watch videos on youTube).

It helps me with sugar cravings (I'm like you are with pizza... once I have something sweet, I just want more).

Great goal you have... I wish you success!

FOUREYEDFOOL SparkPoints: (2,439)
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11/19/12 5:27 A

Yes, I have tried them. And I've gotten them in thin crust. I know it sounds a little silly, but pizza is to me what alcohol is to an alcoholic. I mean, if there were such a thing as Pizza Anonymous, I'd be in it. No matter which way I try to healthy it up--by lightening the cheese, using thin crust, eating it with vegetables--I will still eat a whole large pizza in one sitting. If I don't get a large, I order breadsticks with it. Since I do have BED, I really think that the best solution here is all-or--nothing.

DOUGLYE Posts: 1,540
11/19/12 4:15 A

I don't know if everyone is affected the same way, . .. but for me, the cravings do NOT go away. They will sneak up and knock you silly if you are not always on your guard with a good resolve.

You mentioned you don't have that much control, but have you considered very thin crust pizzas. Some are 150 calories for 1/4. 300 calories aint so bad for a lunch and it might curb other cravings, even if you allow it as a 'once in a while' treat that won't kill the calorie count.



FOUREYEDFOOL SparkPoints: (2,439)
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11/19/12 12:46 A

Two of my major addictions, pizza and alcohol. I told myself that I Was going to go the rest of the year without either.

That was Wednesday, and I am still on track! Don't get me wrong...I Have wanted it soooo bad. I think about both things often. I've had people tell me "you can have them, you just have to moderate how much you have."

I don't think that will work for me. I've tried that, with disastrous results. I have the little voice in my head that says: "Simon come on. You don't even feel that great about yourself for not having either thing. Why not just do it once? It won't make you feel THAT bad." But it will, I know i will. I will be in control; pizza and alcohol will not control me!

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