If I'm really craving a certain treat, I stop and think about what it will really taste like - not what the commercial says it will taste like, and not what my watering mouth thinks it will taste like, but really what it will taste like - then I ask, is that what I really want?
9 times out of 10, no, it's not what I really want, so I let it go. Especially around the holidays you get those "lesser quality" chocolates that taste like wax - it's getting pretty easy to talk myself out of those.
I always try to decide exactly what I'm looking for (sweet, salty, carbs), and even if it's something bad for me, I'll let myself have just a little to get over the craving, then I stop. This works best when I have someone to share it with so I don't have the option of eating the whole thing.
I'm also pretty good at reminding myself that the flavor of whatever it is will only last in my mouth for a max time of just a few minutes, so is it really worth giving up my life-long goals for just that couple of minutes of flavor?
Good luck on finding what works for you - you can do it!!
Slow & Steady wins the race, Slow & Steady wins the race, Slow & Steady wins the race.....
Wendi from Michigan
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