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Tips to say NO to the cravings.......

Friday, May 25, 2012

How do you say NO to that Craving? Share the strategies and techniques you use to overcome cravings.

Well, I can say I wish I said no more often. My first go to when I feel like I really want something, is to drink a cup of hot green tea, usually Jasmine Green tea, as that is my favorite. I usually do this at work, and generally it works. Gives me something that tastes delicious, and isn’t bad for me.

If I am craving chocolate, which is often, if at work I will go get a small piece from the lady up front who unfortunately ALWAYS has those bite sized candies up there. Honestly, I wish she just didn’t have them. I eat too many because they are there. My mind automatically thinks of them.

If I really am truly hungry, and want something satisfying, I will eat a tablespoon of natural peanut butter. The calories are a little high, but the fat is healthy, and it fills me, unlike a lot of other foods that don’t fill at all.

OH, one more thing. I keep some hard candies (they are made here locally, in my town) and if I am wanting to eat, I pop one in. They are mint, and when I have mint, other foods just don’t sound very good. Another good trick is to brush your teeth when you don’t want to eat.
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    THose are good ideas- I always chew gum which helps when I'm just stressed and want to chew, not really eat. When I want chocolate, lately I have been eating a sugar free chocolate calcium chew from costco- it's only 15 calories and it somewhat satisfies my chocolate craving and I get calcium too. Another strategy I use is "not now, later" I tell myself I can't have whatever it is at that moment but I can in an hour or after dinner or whatever I tell myself. I usually do end up eating it still, but it ultimately still helps me eat less because I have thought about it so I get a smaller portion instead of just acting on impulse. Also because I saved it for later (like after dinner) it still helps me eat less because then I don't want something else in addition after dinner. You know what I mean?
    2182 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    sounds like asome good ideas
    2185 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    What a great blog, Nicole. I couldn't agree with you more about the lady who has the miniature chocolate always available. We used to have one of those and now it is M&M's. And, even though I don't particularly like M&Ms they still call my name. I have used the hard candy tip before and found it helpful too. Thanks for sharing your tips. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2189 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your tips! You have some great ideas. I like the idea about brushing your teeth. :)

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    2189 days ago
    I'm not a real big fan of most mints, so once in a while I'll just have a peppermint candy -- the red and white striped ones. It helps with the "nothing else tastes good afterwards" feeling, too.
    2189 days ago
    Thanks for the ideas.
    2189 days ago
    Thanks for the tips! :)
    2189 days ago
    Thanks for sharing Nicki! It's always good to get others ideas on how to fight cravings.
    2189 days ago
    great blog nick,great idea about the tea
    2189 days ago
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