I find myself thinking about food all the time too. I imagine what it will taste like, I imagine the mouth feel, I fantasize about eating it. Anything can spark this, even a description of a meal in a book or an ad on tv.
To combat this, I force myself to take a second to figure out if it is actual hunger or a mouth craving (for instance, sometimes I just want the taste of cheese or ice cream or whatever, but I am not hungry at all). If it is a mouth craving, I will drink some tea or flavored water or chew a piece of gum, and really focus on the taste and how good it is. If I determine it is actual hunger, I ask myself if it is enough hunger to warrant a snack or if I can wait until the next meal, and sometimes just drinking a bunch of water or tea will be enough to get me through. Before I have an unplanned snack (I try to log all my foods for the day first thing in the morning so I can stick to my plan), I think about my daily calories and whether or not the snack will be worth it to me to go above my daily calories, and I ask myself if I will regret it in the morning.
Usually by the time I have gone through all this rigamarole, the craving has passed or the hunger is dissipated. If not then I eat a healthy snack, add it to my food log, and don't let myself regret it.
| Pounds lost: 10.0