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Nutella and Fruit

When I'm craving something sweet, like a cookie or candy. I'll eat fresh fruit and a tablespoon or two of nutella. It tastes just like chocolate to me but is healthier. The sweet fruit always hits my sweet tooth and the chocolate taste makes me forget that I'm not actually having candy.

- Submitted by CRAZYWRITER 6/14/2014 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Brush Your Teeth!

When I am hit by a sweet crave, I find that if I brush my teeth, the urge to splurge evaporates! With a fresh, clean mouth, I guess I don't want to dirty it up with c-o-o-k-i-e-s.

- Submitted by CHERYLDC123 6/7/2014 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Cravings

If a person says "don't think about this. don't think of that." That is exactly what they think of. I try to make an effort to think about the healthy foods that I want to eat, instead of restricting any kind of food from my diet. For example if I want to eat more oranges, I think on purpose daily o...

- Submitted by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY 5/27/2014 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Craving Hack

When you want to eat that treat and you know if you do you will regret it later: Log it in your food tracker, look through the calories and nutrition of your treat. Imagine how your treat tastes and feels in your mouth. Don't remove it from your log. Keep it there and go do something else. When you ...

- Submitted by DANDE_HARVEST 9/12/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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Craving Control

I quit smoking a long time ago, and although I still have the desire, it is getting easier to say NO. That has lead me to the secret ... "Manage each craving one at a time". This applies to food as well. Let yourself know what giving in to your craving will mean for your plan, how it got you in t...

- Submitted by JESTERJAY65 9/4/2013 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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When I want to chew

Sometimes when I need to chew, I just stick a piece of sugar free gum in my mouth and that helps with food cravings. A good one to pick, Dentene Ice.

- Submitted by ANDI3307 8/28/2013 in Weight Maintenance | 0 Comments
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Boredom eating

I'm horrible for eating because I'm bored, mostly at night. What I do when I get that craving for sweets or my favourite food in the evening is grab a big glass of water, turn on my favourite song and do something! Sometimes I do crunches, stretch or just plain dance like nobody is watching! I get s...

- Submitted by CODESIREN 7/17/2013 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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A simple way to curb mindless eating

If I'm wanting to eat I ask myself two simple questions:
Are you hungry? Are you willing to eat fruits or veggies?
If the answer to both of those is yes, then I know I'm truly hungry and I eat something healthy. If the answer to either of those is no, then it's off to drink some water and do ...

- Submitted by AMMCCARTER 6/6/2013 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Think through what you're about to eat

When I have food cravings I take a moment to think through the process of eating it right through to how I'll feel afterwards, e.g.:

- the guilt I'll feel about getting off-track
- the displeasure at having to log it into my food journal and seeing my daily calorie allowance go over
- g...

- Submitted by MELGRO 5/7/2013 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Overcome Cravings with Tea/Coffee

I always experience a food craving after lunch. To keep myself busy and tasty,I make myself a cup of tea or coffee. When I have coffee I add a stevia sweetener and semi-skimmed milk. It saves me calories and I feel satisfied.

- Submitted by ANHEALTHYAN 3/29/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Sweet Craving Compromise- 25 Calories of Sweet!

When I feel a sweet craving coming on, and I know I'm likely to eat much too much of something much too unhealthy, I compromise with a lollipop (or hard candy, if you prefer). My favorite brand is organic, all natural, has no corn syrup, and is flavored with fruit, so it's quite a bit healthier than...

- Submitted by MISSWARRIOR 3/22/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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I never tell myself or anyone else I can't have a certain food.

I have noticed throughout all the "diets" I've tried over the years that once I'm told I can't have something that's all I want. I have never shed as much weight as I have with Sparkpeople. I'm at 70# now. And by getting to know myself much better and how my cravings seem to work I've learned to n...

- Submitted by 1MILLDOLLARBABY 2/10/2013 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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DON'T SAY NO!

Telling yourself you can't have something will only make you want it more.

- Submitted by MANDYVANHOOK 1/10/2013 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Cravings

I've adopted the following to help me deal with 'time of the day' cravings. In the afternoon - between 2 and 3 I get a sugar craving. To combat this I have a low calorie chocolate drink (e.g. Options) - there are several brands around equal to 50 to 100 calories at about 1:30.

The evening t...

- Submitted by KENWANNE2013 12/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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When you Wake Up Drink 2 Cups of Water

Dehydration can cause fatigue and cause cravings. Give yourself more energy and prevent more cravings by downing 2 glass of water when you get up---before breakfast! emoticon

- Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 12/16/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Base 2 Meals on Fruits and Veggies

Eat tons of fruits and veggies every day. Base 2 meals a day around veggies. Just fill your plate! (Add protein and fat to complete the meal). They are nutrient dense and have lots of fiber which will help you prevent additional cravings and getting hungry as much.
If you're dieting, you are tak...

- Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 12/4/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Munchies Attack!

Keep healthy munching foods stocked: carrots, cucumbers, apples, pumpkin seeds, 100 calorie popcorn portions, etc. Keep them in your fridge, pantry and at work. Salsa and low-cal ranch dressing are a good addition for just a few calories. - Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 11/27/2012 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments

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Save some Calories for an evening Sweet

I have got to have something sweet in the evening after dinner... it's a must. So I plan ahead and set aside 100-300 calories during the day for later. A glass of wine, a bit of chocolate... emoticon - Submitted by MEG-NATALIA07 11/27/2012 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment

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Practice telling yourself "No!"

Foods can be addictive, or just strike up cravings that we feel we must indulge on. Practice saying "NO!" and prove to yourself you don't need extra portions or unhealthy foods!

- Submitted by KRYSTL719 9/7/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Putting life-long cravings a head of momentary cravings!

For me realizing that the sweet or greasy snack I had only been craving for a FEW MOMENTS was not worth eating to sabotage the craving for a stronger fitter me I have had for YEARS.

- Submitted by PINKRUBBERBOOTS 5/28/2012 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Those Trigger Foods

We all have them. Mine are Pizza and Chocolate. My Success Secret is truly elimination. I know a lot of people preach moderation but if any of you are like me. I am all or nothing and I have trouble saying no to my fav's. One taste and I am lost. Don't get me wrong. I find alternatives. If I really ...

- Submitted by ECTA1211 5/4/2012 in Weight Loss | 4 Comments
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Healthy Lifestyle & V3

Let me just say I have tried many things. WW, Adkins, South Beach Diet and just plain old eating right and exercise. NOTHING worked as well as the V3 product. I recently completed my 3 months with Weight Watchers & w/the assistance of V3 I have lost over 25lbs. I was eating healthy, walking 3 da...

- Submitted by KIMBERLEESIOUX 4/28/2012 in Weight Loss | 2 Comments
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Learning to say "no," remember you can "later"

Many times when I am having a great calorie intake day, there is a little monster who strikes - the "that is most gorgeous pizza I have ever seen" monster. What I've learned about giving into temptation is that I tell myself I can eat that on my "free" day. I let myself have one once every other w...

- Submitted by DANCINGFAE 4/20/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Try water first

Feeling hungry again? You may just be thirsty. Drink a glass of water and see if you still feel hungry. Often time thirst for me feels like hunger, but after rehydrating I feel satisfied.

- Submitted by ACIDCOOKIE 3/11/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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END Chocolate Cravings With This Low-Calorie Fix

For intense chocolate urges, buy UNSWEETENED hot cocoa. Store brands such as Nestle or Swiss Miss = too weak/processed. Splurge for a high-quality brand: Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa is a lifesaver.

Add a dairy/non-dairy component and sweetener. Anything from Coffee-Mate to skim milk to milk...

- Submitted by VIRGOGURL4 3/4/2012 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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