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Think Thin Thursday!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

This was the Beck Diet Solution Facebook reminder for today:

"Remember, cravings are like itches. The more you pay attention to them, the worse they get but the moment you get really distracted is the moment the craving starts to go away. You NEVER need to eat to make a craving go away. Turning your attention completely to something else is just as effective."

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I have found this to be incredibly true. After I've eaten my allotted dinner I am almost ALWAYS still hungry. I find that if I get up and leave the kitchen for 10-20 minutes, the craving for more food goes away. Usually I get on Sparkpeople, and log my dinner, check out a few blogs, etc. and I'm OK.

Then I go back to the kitchen and help TC finish cleaning up. It's a simple strategy, but it's really effective.

And we ALL know that diet is 80% of the equasion....

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURELSPARK 4/18/2013 6:19PM

    I like your idea of walking away. Sometimes I walk down to the basement and exercise.

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FREELADY 4/18/2013 4:03PM

    I NEEDED this reminder today. THANKS!!

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MEXGAL1 4/18/2013 2:58PM

    emoticon

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MYTHMYTH 4/18/2013 2:39PM

    Good advice!


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KELLIEBEAN 4/18/2013 12:31PM

    Great to remember. I often try distraction when I WANT something I do no NEED.

thanks for sharing!

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SUGAR0814 4/18/2013 11:25AM

    emoticon I drink plenty of water before and after my meal & that seems to help me.

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NANCY- 4/18/2013 11:13AM

    Distracted... distract from the distraction. :)
Where we place our focus is important.
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CINDYSDAY 4/18/2013 10:53AM

    It is always important to learn what works for you! emoticon

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MEADSBAY 4/18/2013 10:35AM

    I am NEVER hungry after dinner.
Of, course, we don't eat until 7 or 8, sometimes 9.
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BOOKAPHILE 4/18/2013 10:03AM

    Learning the difference between real hunger and the desire to continue chewing and swallowing was huge for me. I, too, find waiting 10-15 minutes after dinner lets my brain get the satisfied message from my stomach. I'm trying to eat more slowly!

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AMARILYNH 4/18/2013 9:48AM

    Love comparing craving to an itch - very true!! Great blog!

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MJREIMERS 4/18/2013 9:26AM

    I love your blog. The quotes are awesome and the bottom one puts is all into perspective! Thanks for the inspiration and realization!

P.S. I also drink a cup of tea as a distraction! emoticon

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KANOE10 4/18/2013 8:52AM

    Great quote. Distraction works or a cup of tea or water.

Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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