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L*I*T*A*
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12/4/12 9:55 A

pop



AHENRY30
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12/4/12 9:50 A

quesidillas and onion rings



STARMONICA
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12/4/12 9:40 A

biscuits and cake



OBURRELL
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12/4/12 9:33 A

Hot cheetos-now that I know what's in them and I remember how bad they made me feel afterwards I haven't eaten one in almost a year.
Ice cream. Maybe I will miss it come summer but I am lactose intolerant and the after effects of ice cream just wasn't worth it.
Milkshakes: same as above
white chocolate kit kats: chocolate started to hurt my tummy as well
candy: I eat it sometimes but it's lost its punch...

I do still love cake but I am trying to stick to cupcakes and only once in a while...



REDQT2
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12/4/12 9:28 A

Those nasty little packages of "cookies" or "donuts." Now, if I indulge, I make something good!



FUSCHIA6
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12/4/12 9:10 A

donuts - crave them sometimes, but find them totally unsatisfying & I am aware of it now. emoticon



MAMA2EEEE
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12/4/12 9:04 A

pop



MNNICE
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12/4/12 8:53 A

Chips and fries.



DIDS70
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12/4/12 8:52 A

Potatoes, rice, pasta, soda, cakes, most cookies(still like my oreos just don't like how i feel after consuming some)



DNRAE1
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12/4/12 8:51 A

sugar



GINA180847
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12/4/12 8:43 A

soda pop



SHADDIAZ
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12/4/12 8:36 A

butter on my rolls



STEVIEBEE569
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12/4/12 8:29 A

Soda, Iced Tea



CECELW
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12/4/12 7:43 A

sugar! anything sweet!



ELYRIADANZIG
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12/4/12 7:29 A

Soda.



DONNALEE24
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12/4/12 7:13 A

diet coke



NFLATTE
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12/4/12 6:47 A

high calorie creamy beverages



LESLIE871948
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12/4/12 5:51 A

All kinds of fast foods. I am finally "over" it



TRYINGHARD54
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12/4/12 5:40 A

carbs and sweets



DAPPLE3
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12/4/12 5:15 A

Fast food burgers



DISAPPEARING1
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12/4/12 4:10 A

chips & dessert



SONICB
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12/3/12 10:53 A

Packaged cookies like Oreos & Chips-Ahoy!



CARLOOTA
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12/2/12 8:02 P

french fries



FITNESS_ELLE
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12/2/12 12:33 P

baked goods, fried foods - esp. french fries



CSWEET12
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12/2/12 12:24 P

ice cream emoticon



VICKY5231
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12/2/12 12:08 P

Chocolate



RHONDA-MULKEY
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12/2/12 11:15 A

Fast food. I don't seem to miss it. I hope it stays that way.
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WATERDIAMONDS
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12/2/12 9:08 A

ice cream



BHSKITTYKATT
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12/2/12 1:20 A

Most fast food, especially fast food burgers. They're just gross now. I still like burgers, but I get them from a good, sit-down place. I will still eat at places like Gandolfo's, Jimmy John's, and Pita Pit, but the burgers and fried things no longer appeal. (The lone exceptions are Taco Bell, and pizza. Those are my vices.)

Mac & Cheese used to be a quick and easy go-to food, but that's gone. I still sometimes miss it, but not that bad. I will make *real* mac & cheese when I really want some, rather than the boxed stuff. It's more labor intensive, but since it's now more of an uncommon treat and no longer a staple, that's okay.



BUBBLEJ1
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12/2/12 12:15 A

Fast food. I used to eat it once a week, at least. Now I eat it once every few months. Everything else I eat occasionally so I don't miss it. Never thought I would crave salads though!



CYPHER7
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12/1/12 11:27 P

I agree with the fried food, though this was starting before the rest of my diet changed. I'd eat a serving of french fries and leave with this unpleasant coating in my mouth, and would feel ill later. Now, I enjoy stealing one or two fries from someone else's plate but the thought of eating a whole serving is not appealing.

Now I'm finding the same thing with many commercial baked goods. I've gone out for coffee a few times lately and thought I'd treat myself. Nothing appealed immediately so I settled on something...something that ended up being disappointing. Generally I've thought I'd rather have spent those calories on an apple and a slice of bread with PB&J and a piece of good quality chocolate.



LAWANDMUSIC
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12/1/12 2:10 P

Chocolate. I love chocolate. However, I am now down to eating chocolate once a week. I do not feel deprived. That is very interesting. Perhaps it is because I am packing flavor into everything else.



LACIEKAY
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12/1/12 1:37 P

i still miss it.. but it comes down to if it's worth the guilt i'll feel afterwards in the end. i keep cookies in the kitchen for my daughters.. and every time i open the bag i smell them and it's almost overwhelming. but i think i like the smell more than the taste.. cuz it's been a month and i've yet to eat one.. lol.
i eat everything in moderation.. i confess we do eat out a few times a week.. but i make it a point to stay within my calorie range and fat, protein, etc are all taken into account.
i do find when i eat things i'm not so free with these days.. the grease and salt are almost overwhelming. like my Tyson Buffalo Chicken strips i once lived and died for.



RUSSELL_40
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12/1/12 11:14 A

Potatoes. I loved hash browns or mashed potatoes. Not a huge fan of pasta, or bread, so those were easy things to cut, but I used to get 3 large mashed potatoes w/gravy from KFC.

I haven't even thought of them in a year or so. It took me a few minutes to even think of them. Maybe I loved the gravy..lol.





TACDGB
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12/1/12 12:19 A

onion rings. I do have them maybe 3 times a year. and I share them with Dennis. I thought I would miss tv dinners like weight watchers or any diet dinner but I don't. I eat a clean diet.



XXDANII
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11/30/12 6:51 P

SWEETS.

I became a dietary vegan a couple months back and have avoided vegan candies & baked goods as much as possible. The only major sweet things I have eaten was a box of candies, carrot cake, and apple pie. These used to be some of my favourite foods and now I just don't even crave any of them. Even vegan cheesecake sounds unappealing...

One thing I will miss is bread. I'm hoping my bread cravings are stopped just as easily as my candy cravings!!



MEG-NATALIA07
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11/30/12 6:33 P

Wheat.

I am gluten free now and thought that it would be impossible, but without wheat food stuffs, I'm eating more fruits and veggies and starches and fats and good proteins... I really don't miss it, or the stupid addictive cravings. I still do a ton of baking, but I use gluten free flours, and my favorite combo is 2 parts brown rice flour to 1 part tapioca flour/starch... to replace all-purpose flour in just about ANYTHING.

I have gotten so much more skilled and cooking and baking once I couldn't have wheat, I am so grateful... and to think I thought I'd go crazy. Nope, NEVER BEEN BETTER.



KRISTEN_SAYS
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11/30/12 1:57 P

Kraft mac & cheese. I lived off of this stuff when I was a kid. No wonder I was a chubster! My sister was making some maybe a year ago or so, and I had a taste and I was like "okay, this is disgusting." Ew, and Micky D's Fish Filet Sandwich, and their french fries. Yuck.



SOLYHICO
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11/30/12 12:19 P

there isn't a single food that i have "given up"...so there's nothing to miss!
i just eat less of the unhealthy stuff and do so less often.

i did notice that 95% of my "cravings" for fast food/take out were all triggered by me being too hungry...once i started spreading my calories more evenly over my day i found that most of the "cravings" turned out to be passing thoughts.

however the 5% remaining...if i am struck by a persistent need for chicken wings and beer (or whatever) i just work it in! (and then work it off!)



CMCOLE
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11/30/12 11:44 A

I'm not sure, exactly.

I will choose what I wish to eat - even if it's only a couple times a year.


Possibly bread and cake - it was our anniversary lately, and the restaurant server brought us a couple pieces of cake to celebrate. We ate a bit to be "nice" and it just wasn't something I thought I'd want to finish, anyway. So, I guess my body doesn't care as much for sweets and empty carbs as much as it used to do so.



HAPPYDEM
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11/30/12 11:35 A

Fast food. I used to eat at McDonald's and Taco Bell fairly regularly. The thought of having a McDonald's hamburger makes me a little sick now.



SUSAN_FOSTER
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11/30/12 10:45 A

Nothing. There are foods that I have very rarely (BK once a year, fried dough in the summer) but I still enjoy them. Not sure why I'm not sensitive like others, but I can enjoy any food that I love, even though it's not in my everyday cycle.



DIDS70
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11/30/12 8:35 A

potatoes. rice, dairy, pasta. Most chips.

just don't really have the taste for that anymore.



WATERDIAMONDS
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11/30/12 8:27 A

red meat



POPSECRET
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11/30/12 8:22 A

I agree with the fast food burgers! I do still crave chicken nuggets, but on the rare occasions I do give in, I don't enjoy them like I used to. Maybe it's because McDonalds stopped carrying honey as a dipping sauce....mmmm. Haha.



NAUSIKAA
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11/30/12 7:49 A

-anything and everything fried. I still like the taste but the horrid nausea/cold sweat/feeling like I'm about to pass out and throw up that follows -- so not worth it, so I don't crave it at all.

-Nutella. I used to crave this stuff and go way overboard with it. Now even the smell turns me off.

-bread unless I bake it myself. Storebought and bakery bread is so bland and the texture is awful. I still crave and love my home made French bread but it takes so long to make that I only make it every few months.

-most restaurant food. Both because of the stress involved (how do I track this? I live in a country with very very few chain restaurants, almost all restaurants are "mom and pop" style, and no nutrition posting anywhere!) and because they put so much salt and oil in everything that it doesn't taste good anymore.



JENNILACEY
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11/30/12 6:54 A

I was never a big fast food eater but every now and then I'd crave a Mc Donalds cheeseburger and fries, maybe 3-4 times a year. I had 1 bite of my husband's quarter pounder around Hallowe'en because we were out running errands, were much longer than we expected and I didn't bring a snack for me or my kids. So we figured we'd just grab something for them from MD (a rare treat). I was starving, so I figured I'd have a bite and a couple of my kids' fries to tied me over until we got home. Uhyuck, it was gross... so salty I felt like I had stuck my tongue straight into a salt shaker. I can't believe I used to actually enjoy eating it. That sure put me off from Mc Donalds for forever.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/30/2012 (06:56)


YOJULEZ
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11/29/12 10:49 P

Unfortunately I still miss it all LOL But there are some things I can't really eat now. I used to go to Five Guys all the time and get a double cheeseburger and fries, and eat it all. I went to one this past spring and I felt really sick without even finishing the burger and eating maybe 1/4 of the fries. So I know now that my body just can't handle stuff like that anymore.

Pizza is still delicious though :)



CORTNEY-LEE
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11/29/12 10:43 P

fried stuff like cheese sticks, poppers, and french fries

donuts, cake, candy -- sweet junk basically

Pancakes and sausage gravy w/ biscuits

McDonald's cheese burgers

Taco Bell

Pizza is one food I can not live without. I have learned how to incorporate it into my eating plan by using the flavors with a healthy twist.









STEPHEN_NANNY
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11/29/12 9:23 P

A few months ago, my wife and I ordered a small pizza to celebrate some weight milestones. We didn't even finish it. It tasted rather bland, overly salty, and so greasy I'm still smacking my lips. It was the same pizza we always loved. Having that pizza was all we thought about for months...then meh.

Other foods I thought I'd die without but don't miss anymore:
- big plates of spaghetti
- garlic bread
- french fries
- pancakes
- reese's peanut butter cups
- prosciutto

What are your foods that you thought you'd miss, but just don't?



 
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