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.