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I think I have changed..finally!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Forever, my food cravings have dominated my life. emoticon All the advice about eating in a more healthy emoticon way came to naught for me because my cravings ruled me.

I had to start where I was. emoticon Many sparkers told me things that had worked for them --and none of these worked for me. emoticon

So... I started eating more veggies emoticon as I heard on a CD by Dr. Fuhrman. The audio emoticon aspect of this was very powerful to me. It was Eat for Health Book One. That was well over a year ago. emoticon At first I actually got sick eating so many vegetables. I had to slow down. Now, I have many of his recipes made and in the freezer--mostly soups. emoticon

He promised my cravings would go away. Well it took me a year and a half! It sure wasn't an instant fix. But I knew I was on the right track.

Now, I think finally the tricks people use to eat less or eat more healthy foods might work for me. emoticon

Thank you all for hanging in there with me. chris

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DS9KIE 2/5/2014 9:55AM

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OOLALA53 2/2/2014 2:32PM

    You can work at it from both sides.

Make an effort to accept urges without following through on them AND eat better food more often when you do eat. Anything else "working" is likely an exception, and exceptions are very hard to use as models.

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FITMARY 2/2/2014 9:08AM

    What great "news"!!! The same thing happened to me: I found that I want fewer sweets if I eat more vegetables and fruit! I mean, who knew, right?!???!!
So glad we finally found this out!!!

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VTMAID 2/1/2014 9:14PM

    Chris, I am glad you have stayed in Spark! You quietly inspire and I thank you!

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GINA180847 2/1/2014 1:16PM

    I am so glad for you. I agree that eating lots of veggies is the way to go. Fruits become a treat and I do enjoy my yogurt.

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MSMASLIN 2/1/2014 12:16PM

    Oh Chris! That is wonderful! Sometimes change IS good! Yay for you!

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2HAMSDIET 1/31/2014 9:38PM

    The vegen diet thing has helped us with our cravings and glad you have found the same . Glad you didn't give up. emoticon

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FROSTY99 1/31/2014 6:41PM

    emoticon It takes time to make changes to things we have done all of our lives. If only our parents had gotten it thru to us back "when". I am always happy to see children who love fruit and veggies-they likely will not have a problem later in life. I hate to hear people declare they won't even try something either. I now eat lots of things I didn't think I would ever eat-one can acquire a taste for lots of things and if it is healthy for us-that is the best thing we can do for ourselves.
Keep up the good work.

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JUSTYNA7 1/31/2014 6:34PM

    Hurray! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAURANCE 1/31/2014 6:06PM

  Good for you! Making changes!
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    HEY..... Now where would I be without you there beside me?!

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_BABE_ 1/31/2014 3:08PM

    We have to manage this problem on our own at the end of the day. I think finding the things that work for you is magic.

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FOCUSONME57 1/31/2014 2:53PM

    emoticon Congrats on your great success and perseverance!

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SPEEDY143 1/31/2014 2:42PM

    emoticon on sticking with it... can you imagine where we'd be by now if we had quit emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AAAACK 1/31/2014 12:59PM

    The idea of adding something to your diet instead of taking [favorites] away is so cool because it doesn't bring that sense of deprivation! Keep up the great path and keep sharing it with us!

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LIS193 1/31/2014 12:27PM

    It takes a while for both the body and mind to change... well done for hanging in there and getting there!!

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JITZUROE 1/31/2014 11:17AM

    YOU are AMAZING! Your dedication and diligence has paid off. Yes!!!!!
One more confirmation that we all have our own internal recipes that work best for each of us. Wahooooo!

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I_R_WORTH_IT 1/31/2014 11:13AM

    Thats great! Funny thing how hearing it via music or audio, seems to help sink it in more! Keep up the good work!

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IMJUSTFLUFFY 1/31/2014 11:11AM

    Good for you Chris! Hurray! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 1/31/2014 10:11AM

    Because we ate food that had not much nutrition we grave food I will start a whole food juice blender drinks I bout a juice blender I will Drink it for health

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DONNABRIGHT 1/31/2014 10:07AM

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2BDYNAMIC 1/31/2014 9:30AM

    It is strange but 10 yrs. ago or so when Atkins hit the pike, I did it along w/ most my co-workers and I KICKED cravings .............. STOPPED drinking a daily mocha and never missed it ................. (I don't advocate that diet) but at least I got one good thing from it .............. I know it can be done ................ emoticon much for the info and notes on AS ............. I plan to find a dab of time to delve in this weekend and read ............ I appreciate you taking your time ............ Jan

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DRAGON-CHICK 1/31/2014 9:27AM

    Thare are no quick fixes! Congrats on sticking with it!

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GRANJERRY1 1/31/2014 9:22AM

    Chris you are so right when you say that, we all need to find our own formulas.
My Grand daughter use to always tease me saying, grandma don't wear your dentures the day your favorite food is made & that way you will eat less. No with age and my gums de-generating, I can't wear my dentures especially when I eat. Initially I was eating only mashed foods but now I make sure I eat my regular diet only thing my DIL sees to is that it is a little more over cooked. I take longer to eat but eat lesser so it is helping.

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BEESPARKLE 1/31/2014 9:02AM

    I eat less also. I have know choice. I eat what I am to eat but I now eat slower and chew.

So sometimes I don't complete all on my plate. Dr said that is okay as long as I have the veggies, meat, pasta , fruit. Have a snack. Milk, cheese. I eat goat cheese. Love it.

No problems. I eat different then others. I have Colitis disease. So I am on gluten Free food and that I like and it does satisfy and it is filling. More than I used to eat with white flour products.

So good for you. You have found what right is for you.

Yes, everyone is different but we all will reach the same goal at the end.

Have a great Friday Sweetie.

God bless!

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SHERYLP461 1/31/2014 8:56AM

    I used to crave sweets all the time, but as long as I stay busy I don't have cravings and after this time no longer have them at all (knock on wood) I can have just 1 cookie or piece of cake.

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