My Weight Management doctor, told me to have whatever it is I'm craving. (1) Figure out what it is that you're really craving to keep from eating the whole house trying to satisfy it. (2) Have it.. just ONE BITE! (3) Drink a glass, or bottle, of water after your ONE BITE.
Obviously, if the ONE BITE rule is abused, it may affect your weight management results.
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When you find yourself craving that one thing and you can't find a substitution that fills it.... indulge! I'm not saying do it every day but every once in a while if you can make it fit in your calories then do it. Better a small controlled amount now then risking a binge later
If your craving something regularly try to find out what's in it that you are actually craving Maybe your body is telling you something
are you stressed or emotional about something? are you having a bad day? do you crave something you really shouldn't eat or something that will knock you off balance? then wait. if you have a craving for something wait 15 mins but be busy while you wait. if you still want it go for it.
if you do end up going for your craving eat a smaller portion than you normally would. maybe work out for 10 mins to counter it. if after 15 mins you don't want it then it wasn't a REAL craving. it was just manifested by the stress/emotion of what was going on.
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