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KATHARINA01
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1/19/14 7:24 A

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I'm the same as BELLYDOG, I can't have any trigger foods around the house when I'm trying to eat healthy. I would never be able to resist. When I go to the grocery store I have my list for the meals I plan to cook and I only buy the things on that list. Nothing else. That way I'm not tempted so much.

Another thing I do is eating the food I crave in limited amounts. I just started eating healthy again and I already know due to the amount of weight I need to lose it will be months until I reach my goal. If I forbid myself to eat chocolate for the entire time I'm never going to make it. But some chocolate (my biggest weakness) every once in a while won't stop my progress and will make me feel a lot better.



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1/19/14 1:35 A

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I have learned, that for myself, I can not have any trigger foods at home. I say trigger foods, rather than bad foods. I like to think that all foods eaten in moderation can be part of a healthy diet. But until I can learn to limit the amount of the unhealthy foods, I have to keep them out of the house, office, car, et cetera. I avoid the aisles where these foods are in the grocery store, out of sight, out of mind. Because if I see it, and then tell myself that I can not have it, well then I want it all the more. So if I don't see it, or small it or hear someone else with it, then I don't even think about it. I drink enough water, eat enough fruit, celery and carrots that I don't usually need anything else between meals. Anyone struggling with cravings has to learn what triggers the craving. Is it emotional? Is it the sight of the food? the smell of the food? The good feelings you get from eating the food (before the guilt sets in)? What is it about the food? Once you figure that out, then you can start dealing with the real issue(s), and learn to not crave the foods.



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STARBUCKSAMORE
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1/18/14 11:18 A

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Yep, me too ... Looking for suggestions.



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1/18/14 8:47 A

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Hi, i am having the same problem, so i know exactly how u feel. Last week i did well, but this week the cravings came on and i gave in. I am planning on sticking with it though. I hope the cravings will eventually go. Good luck to u.

If at first you don't succeed, try, try ,try again.


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Hello all.
I will always do so well for like 3-4 days and then suddenly I will just be overcome with a craving for something bad and I cant stop my self. I have tried drinking water or tea or a piece of fruit instead

what do you guys do to stop the craving from taking over and how do you stay motivated?
Do you have a picture of the shape you want to be in around the house? Or is there someone who helps you stay motivated.

Motivation and stress are my biggest enemies in this journey

any and all help or just pointers are very welcome

thanks

olivia



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