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8/1/11 5:48 P

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Honestly? I went to bed or drank a few glasses of water. I found usually that was the real problem. It was easier to work on a paper at 7am on six hours of sleep than it was at 3am on no sleep. If I couldn't fall asleep because of the cravings, I used www.naturopathyworks.com/pages/cravi
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TRAINERERIC's Photo TRAINERERIC Posts: 60
1/25/10 11:33 P

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What was key to me was just surrounding myself with good whole foods to snack on at all times.

Whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables, lean lunch meats, whole wheat bread, etc.

Just by planning ahead and always having a good option available I found that even the times I was stressed out late at night working on a paper or something, and wanted to order a pizza, that it was much easier (and cheaper) to eat some of the healthy food I had surrounded myself with.

It's really all about taking the emotion out of cravings, which just takes some time.

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KTMAE2006's Photo KTMAE2006 Posts: 477
11/1/09 6:43 P

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I generally try to wait it out. I hope that I'll get busy or try to go to bed. But, when you're hungry you're hungry. So, if I'm hungry for something and I have it on hand, I allow myself to eat it, but a small portion. For example: 1 slice of pizza instead of a dinner sized portion. Or, a small bowl of chips, but not a bottom-less bag. If i'm craving it and I don't have it. I wait it out, and if I still want it in the next day or two, I allow myself to have it.

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10/29/09 4:11 P

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Skipping sleep makes for a unhealthy body and means you put on weight. So to make sure I'm alert enough for class/tests, I go ahead and sleep. No amount of studying will help if I stayed up so late I can't stay awake. That helps me not get late night problems. If I'm getting really snacky or hungry, I go to bed and get up in the morning to study.

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LOVEHAPPINESS Posts: 2
10/29/09 11:08 A

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Brushing my teeth works for me. At 10 I brush my teeth as a signal to my body that there won't be anymore eating today

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FADEDSUNRISE's Photo FADEDSUNRISE Posts: 454
10/27/09 1:03 A

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Usually nuts. They're easy to keep in a jar in the fridge, pop a few, and it takes the edge off the hunger. I like walnuts or almonds best.

Although I have stolen my roommate's Special K and milk at times...

Edited by: FADEDSUNRISE at: 10/27/2009 (01:04)
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READYTOBLOOM's Photo READYTOBLOOM Posts: 40
10/26/09 10:52 P

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Last night it was nachos. I had a late night craving and of course my friend wanted something to eat so without thinking I went. It's really hard to say no to friends. It's also hard with so much temptation and easy access to unhealthy choices.

"To venture causes anxiety, not to venture is to lose oneself."


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BEAUTIFULYFIT3's Photo BEAUTIFULYFIT3 Posts: 173
10/24/09 9:06 P

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i usually either satisfy the craving by giving myself a healthy alternative
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i just drink a glass of water & go to bed

anything worth having is worth fighting for and drive is what takes you to the finish line.


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LESTURGILL86 Posts: 18
10/22/09 6:16 P

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A couple of ways:
1. I try to do something with my fingers and mind - read a book, play cards, type a letter or start on an assignment early. Keep your fingers and mind busy. If you still want something in your mouth, try a mint, it last a long time.
2. If you can't help yourself, stick to a handful of carrots or other crunchy veggie and maybe 1 tbsp of ranch dip. Lays has a ranch dip that is only 30 cal a tbsp. I like carrots because they are sweet enough to eat by themselves and the crunch seems to curb my appetite.

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STACYQS's Photo STACYQS Posts: 3
10/21/09 8:36 P

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I take a long hot shower, it gets me focused on my body and makes me motivated to not eat.

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LAMARKO7 Posts: 2
10/19/09 8:03 P

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When I have late night cravings I drink a cup of peppermint tea with some splenda. Its delicious and also great for digestion. Try it!

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10/19/09 12:14 P

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I have this problem too. One thing that helps me, is drinking more water (or crystal light/low calorie drink mix). I often mistake thirst for hunger. So making sure you are drinking enough seems to help somewhat for me. But I like the other suggestions too about having precut veggies on hand. My once friend eats popsicles (sugar free ones) because you can usually find some that are low calorie, and they fill you up a bit.

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SPOOKS100's Photo SPOOKS100 Posts: 73
10/16/09 8:48 A

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I like to have low-fat string cheese on hand (lasts a long time when you eat one "string" at a time) and have a few pretzels with one for a late-night snack.

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"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." ~ Michelangelo


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10/16/09 1:06 A

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I try to keep healthy foods on hand that are pre-cut up or ready to snack on...like cut up vegetables (bell peppers or fresh green beans, etc) or fruit. This way you can satisfy your craving but not get too crazy with calories or fat content.

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10/15/09 11:46 P

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Every college student knows when you're up late trying to study and you crave some type of food like pizza or some wings? What do you guys do when this happens?

"Still...I Rise."
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