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JLYNDAV Posts: 75
4/30/08 10:21 A

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Thanks for the beneficial post (I too printed it out to use daily)

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4/30/08 9:32 A

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This post couldn't of come at a better time. I had some chips and dip the other day which I had allowed for in my daily calorie intake but I felt guilty and discouraged after for having "given-in" to my food craving. In reality, I should be proud that I stopped after the amount I had allowed myself. This post reminded me that I shouldn't get mad at myself or get discouraged. Thanks for the post. I am also going to print it out so that I can refer to it as needed.

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4/30/08 9:28 A

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I am so impressed with this post! I have struggled with binge eating for years and despite the research I have done, not much has helped...until I found Spark People! Oh yeah, I also think printing this out is a fantastic way to keep this guidance in the forefront. Thank you so much for the powerful and timely advice!!!!

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4/30/08 8:19 A

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Thanks so much for posting! This helped alot!

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4/29/08 8:24 P

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thanks for sharing!
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Great info - thanks for sharing.

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THANKS FOR SHARING

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4/26/08 10:35 P

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Loved that post. Serve as great reminders. They are also words of wisdom taught by weight watchers. And for any one out there who remembers Dolly Pardon when she was pudgy as compared to the Barbie Doll look she now has. When she originally lost her weight . She very clearly stated she NEVER stopped eating her favorite foods. Just a lot less of it. Sometimes only a taste depending on what it was. And she exercised a lot.

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4/26/08 8:50 P

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Great post - thanks for the reminders! It's easy to forget that everyone is dealing with food cravings and temptations, not just me. Thanks for posting that again!

Karin

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Great information. However....for me, as I am still in the beginning stages, I have to shock myself into the change. In other words, if I don't make drastic changes, it becomes very easy to slip back into the old habits. I do think, eventually, I will be able to look at it differently, but for right now...one donut could be the end of the last 3 weeks. Again, this is for me personally...I do not mean to suggest that others shouldn't be able to eat anything they want.

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Thanks.

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LAVADAC - I PRINTED IT OUT ALSO, it is worth having around.

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4/26/08 8:13 P

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Thanks for a great post and for the reminder! I'm printing it out to use as a daily visual reminder.

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Thank you =]

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CECIDITULLIO--THANK YOU, that was very considerate of you!!!!

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CECIDITULLIO's Photo CECIDITULLIO Posts: 467
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Sorry, I know I misspelled "especially" but now I cant fix it emoticon

Edited by: CECIDITULLIO at: 4/26/2008 (19:57)
"The recovering woman needs to recognize that her obsession with food and fat does not define who she is. [...] It is something she has learned to use to help her deal with with the emotional distress of being different or feeling misunderstood, unaccepted or overwhelmed"
-Anita Johnston "Eating in the light of the moon"


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4/26/08 7:54 P

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Wife2Abadge posted this a while ago and I wanted to repeat it especially for new members because I think it will help you sooo much (like it helped me).

From Green Mountain at Fox Run (a sort of spa for people to discover intuitive eating):

1. Think "management" instead of "control." "Control" implies an adversarial relationship with food; it's generally a constant struggle to maintain control. "Management" is much easier. When we manage something, we work with it to achieve our desired results.

2. Eat at least three well-balanced meals a day. Don't skip meals! You'll only be hungrier for the next one. It's a normal physiological reaction to crave food if you're hungry.

3. Give up guilt. One brownie never made anyone fat, but your attitude about eating brownies or any foods you consider forbidden can make you fat. Believing you have 'cheated' on your diet, and therefore having ruined your chances of success, will produce feelings of failure and guilt. Allow yourself your favorite foods in moderation, without guilt.

4. Accept food cravings as a normal part of living in a food-oriented society. Everyone experiences food cravings, regardless of whether they struggle with their weight. The more you understand cravings, the more manageable they become. Food cravings can be caused by physical cues and emotional cues. Although you cannot necessarily eliminate all cravings, you can manage your reaction.

5. Look at cravings as suggestions to eat, not commands to overindulge. Overeating does not have to be an automatic response to craving. Take charge. When a craving begins, determine how you want to deal with it.

6. Believe that cravings will pass. Researchers have found that people believe a craving will continue to intensify until they give into it. In truth, a craving is similar to a wave in the ocean. It grows in intensity, peaks and then subsides if you don't give into it. The more you practice riding the wave, the easier it will become.

7. Disarm your cravings with the 5 D's.

Delay - at least 10-15 minutes before you eat.

Distract - yourself by engaging in an activity that requires concentration and is not compatible with eating.

Distance - yourself from food - leave the room, ask the waiter to remove your plate, take steps (literally) to get yourself in a non-food environment

Determine - how important it is to eat the craved food and how much you really want it.

Decide - what amount is reasonable and appropriate to start with. Eat it mindfully and enjoy!

8. Stop labeling foods as 'bad', 'illegal' or 'forbidden. It's not the food. It's the manner i which you may consume it and how often you consume it. You can eat some of anything you want - even if it is high in fat, calories, sugar or salt - but if you want to reach your healthy fitness goals, you may not be able to eat all of what you think you want

9. Aim for moderation instead of abstinence. Avoiding things you fear only reinforce your fear. If you think you can never eat certain foods again, you may feel driven to eat as much as you can whenever you can. Explore what you really want. Is it really food? Or do you want well-being too.

10. Exercise regularly. Exercise is the key to managing food cravings. Rather than burn calories, one of the most important contributions of regular exercise is a relief from tension and stress It is also a very healthy way to delay, distract and distance yourself from food.

Hope you liked it, and let us know what you think.

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Edited by: CECIDITULLIO at: 4/26/2008 (19:55)
"The recovering woman needs to recognize that her obsession with food and fat does not define who she is. [...] It is something she has learned to use to help her deal with with the emotional distress of being different or feeling misunderstood, unaccepted or overwhelmed"
-Anita Johnston "Eating in the light of the moon"


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