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Tips to say NO to the cravings.......

Friday, May 25, 2012

How do you say NO to that Craving? Share the strategies and techniques you use to overcome cravings.

Well, I can say I wish I said no more often. My first go to when I feel like I really want something, is to drink a cup of hot green tea, usually Jasmine Green tea, as that is my favorite. I usually do this at work, and generally it works. Gives me something that tastes delicious, and isnít bad for me.

If I am craving chocolate, which is often, if at work I will go get a small piece from the lady up front who unfortunately ALWAYS has those bite sized candies up there. Honestly, I wish she just didnít have them. I eat too many because they are there. My mind automatically thinks of them.

If I really am truly hungry, and want something satisfying, I will eat a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. The calories are a little high, but the fat is healthy, and it fills me, unlike a lot of other foods that donít fill at all.

OH, one more thing. I keep some hard candies (they are made here locally, in my town) and if I am wanting to eat, I pop one in. They are mint, and when I have mint, other foods just donít sound very good. Another good trick is to brush your teeth when you donít want to eat.

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    THose are good ideas- I always chew gum which helps when I'm just stressed and want to chew, not really eat. When I want chocolate, lately I have been eating a sugar free chocolate calcium chew from costco- it's only 15 calories and it somewhat satisfies my chocolate craving and I get calcium too. Another strategy I use is "not now, later" I tell myself I can't have whatever it is at that moment but I can in an hour or after dinner or whatever I tell myself. I usually do end up eating it still, but it ultimately still helps me eat less because I have thought about it so I get a smaller portion instead of just acting on impulse. Also because I saved it for later (like after dinner) it still helps me eat less because then I don't want something else in addition after dinner. You know what I mean?

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CANDOK1260 5/29/2012 9:51AM

    sounds like asome good ideas

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BARBIE176 5/25/2012 9:39PM

    What a great blog, Nicole. I couldn't agree with you more about the lady who has the miniature chocolate always available. We used to have one of those and now it is M&M's. And, even though I don't particularly like M&Ms they still call my name. I have used the hard candy tip before and found it helpful too. Thanks for sharing your tips. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/25/2012 6:05PM

    Thanks for sharing your tips! You have some great ideas. I like the idea about brushing your teeth. :)

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SHOYER 5/25/2012 10:24AM

    I'm not a real big fan of most mints, so once in a while I'll just have a peppermint candy -- the red and white striped ones. It helps with the "nothing else tastes good afterwards" feeling, too.

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WHITNEYLD 5/25/2012 10:18AM

    Thanks for the ideas.

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CIZETHEDAY124 5/25/2012 10:04AM

    Thanks for the tips! :)

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CASSCAMP 5/25/2012 9:48AM

    Thanks for sharing Nicki! It's always good to get others ideas on how to fight cravings.

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AT49THISIS4ME 5/25/2012 9:31AM

    great blog nick,great idea about the tea

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