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Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Week 2

Sunday, March 03, 2013

So I have been thinking about my level(s) of sweet tooth cravings. And I feel I might be able to deal with them a bit better if I first identify the level of intensity...Like a pain scale 0-10. It would go like this....

0 - No cravings or literally brain dead
1 - Little to no cravings acknowledged
2 - Kind-of, Sort-of there but only a wishy-washy craving
3 - I acknowledge the craving but I can put it out of my mind
4 - Craving is becoming slightly annoying.
5 - I know I have a craving , but I can't really put a finger on what I want
6 - Craving is gaining intensity But I can begin to narrow down to what would fix that craving
7 - Craving is remaining foremost in my mind but I am able to resolve with fruit
8 - Craving growing more rapidly and is forcing me to think only about unhealthy sweets
9 - Craving is so strong that I start on an Home/office wide search for baked goods or chocolate to appease my craving(s)
10 - Craving has taken over my body and my head starts spinning like it is possessed and I reply to comments in an unearthly voice uttering only a single word "CHOCOLATE!"

I think that pretty accurately reflects my cravings. I have also noted that my cravings trend up or down according to my breakfast habits and the monthly womanly time clock. Only one of which I can clearly see a way to curb or diminish. And yes I can diminish most of my cravings by eating a healthy breakfast.

But that leaves me at a loss for the womanly clock. Being at the age I am, I cannot predict when I will reach the hormonal clock. So I cannot prepare for that!

I guess I may have to play it by ear. I will endeavor to search for evidence of the approaching cravings. Only then will I have the opportunity to find out how to best squash that craving once it hits.

Wish me the best!
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  • SAMI199
    I struggle with the hormonal sweet cravings,too...It is a challenge,but we can do it. I like your craving scale-I found that the fewer "sweets" I eat,the easier it is to resist those cravings. Once I give in to them-all heck breaks out-and I just want more & more.So frustrating. Hang in there...

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    1906 days ago
    having a really workable plan is half the battle you got it now the little details need to be worked out you can do it as 2hamsdiet said a "crazy brain" game but with a plan and tough love for yourself you can win the game!
    1908 days ago
    I had a couple of days of craving brownies . It was like a itch that would not stop. But then it was gone as quick as it came. You can do it. What i did was promise my self before I even thought about eat one that I would study the ingredients and nutrition of it. I also did cold and hot beverages. A couple of times I would take a sip of hot and then cold. LOL.. crazy brain game. emoticon
    1908 days ago
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