I keep a bar of my favorite locally made dark chocolate in my cupboard and have calculated what a little square of it is calorie-wise, so when the cravings hit I can decide to have a piece and savor it, eating it slowly. Usually with a cup of tea or coffee or with a few almonds for "dessert." I have found that by having it on hand, in a tin in my cupboard, I do not work up the emotions that can come from not having it available at all.
Selecting good chocolate is important; I buy a variety of dark chocolate bars processed locally which are really fresh. Since I have been doing this, I do not even desire "over-the-counter" chocolate, candy bars, etc. like in the past. ( I used to be a Snickers junkie.)
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I have discovered that if I make a salad for 10, eat as much as I want, and store the rest in the fridge, I snack on junk less. Having a prepared salad in the fridge makes it easy for me to choose the veggies over the salty/crunchy food I'm craving... grated cabbage in the salad helps!
grated cabbage in the salad helps curb my craving for crunchy foods
I won't keep sweet stuff around the house. If I am really craving chocolate, I'll make myself go to the gas station and buy two pieces of chocolate from the 25 cent bin. That's less than 100 calories and is enough to curb the cravings!
If I won't go all the way to the gas station for chocolate, it wasn't much of a craving anyway.
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