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6/16/12 9:43 A

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Unless someone else was paying for your classes, I think that's outrageous! How dare they? I guess they weren't bothered about healthy eating at all, which seems a bit sú$% for a cookery class. I still don't eat well, but I have been drinking more water, (easier when I'm at work), and avoiding snacking between meals although evenings are tough.

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6/16/12 9:27 A

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When I cook at home, cooking never causes me to eat less when the meal is ready, unless, of course I was taste testing more than usual. However, when I went to culinary school and saw how the food was prepared and knowing the food was not really health supporting; I rarely ate what was prepared in class.

I was more of a low-fat cook and the instructors would always come up behind me and pour in the oil (often fake butter flavored stuff). I'd complain that they just ruined my dish and they would laugh.

I got the last laugh though, I lost 25 pounds while attending and I am not sure how much they gained. Sad, isn't it.

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5/4/12 12:18 P

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Yes, I wasn't sure if it would make me crave sweet things more, like the smell of chocolate. I think the theory is that when people cook, the smell of the food whilst they're cooking makes them feel less like eating once the meal is ready, but then as I rarely cook, in the proper sense, I have't experienced this myself.

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5/4/12 9:08 A

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Vanilla makes me crave more food! It's delicious!
The only thing I've found to be truly effective for curbing a sweet tooth is eliminating refined sugars and flours. Sadly.
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5/4/12 1:10 A

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Hi

Just wondering, has anyone tried the using vanilla essence to suppress the urge to eat sweet stuff? I've heard that having it to hand, either mixing it with scentless hand cream or putting it on a wrist band so you can sniff it helps, but I've never actually got round to trying it.

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