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Craving Something? Have It.



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.

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Obviously, if the ONE BITE rule is abused, it may affect your weight management results.

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  • Totally agree. I have also found that sometimes just buying whatever I am craving is enough. I decided I deserved a treat at Christmas and bought a bag of one of the sweet versions Chex Mix. It's still in the cabinet unopened. However, if I do get a strong craving for chocolate, I've learned that a serving (approx 20) of milk chocolate chips is about 70 calories and will make me happy. - by 1LAZYCOOK
  • I'll have to forgo this one - If I can't budget the calories to have the entire cupcake/piece of licorice/chocolate bar, then I can't have it at all. I simply don't (yet) have the willpower to stop at just one bite of something I love. - by HARMONB1
    I'd say 3 bites... Then I could stop. - by SANDHILL5
  • This sounds like a good emoticon idea. I know I fight my desire to have chocolate. I have been desiring it much less but sometimes I want it so bad. Going to try this. - by SLS-NY2IN
  • Good idea! So often our substitutions don't really hit the spot. I've finally gotten to the point where a few bites will satisfy that need for a certain taste... - by SARAWALKS
  • Sounds reasonable, but I cannot stop at ONE bite! So often I have allowed myself to indulge in something with the thought that I'll take just ONE bite, but then that one bite leads to another and another and another, until it's all gone! I really like this idea, it just doesn't work for me. - by LJ1225

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