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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

One of my biggest hurdles is my non-stop cravings. Even when I KNOW I am not hungry, I still have cravings. When I try to quiet my craving by giving it what it wants I immediately jump to another, then I end the day knowing once again I have way out done my food intake and most of the time I STILL feel like there is SOMETHING specific that I want to eat that I can't figure out. Food logging at this point just depresses me, I well like I am starving when I so eating at the calorie goals Spark set for me but this unstoppable craving thing has got to... STOP. Any advice would be welcome.
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    Wow -- it's hard to control those cravings.
    1514 days ago
    Boy, can I relate, believe me! The only thing that I've found that works for me to get a handle on that type of "not hungry but need to eat something, what IS IT??" mode is to eat very healthy-- no refined wheat, no sugar, lots of different veggies, no junk, and plenty of water. Also keeping my mind/body busy (distracted? lol) seems to help, also.

    I know that's not really an easy solution! But once I CONSISTENTLY gave my body what it needed, that feeling you describe went down to a distant, dull roar...

    Luck to you, hang in there!
    1515 days ago
  • KATIAT325
    I suggest you start taking a daily multivitamin. A number of cravings come from your body needing certain nutrients. I'd also check with your doctor just in case.
    1515 days ago
  • SUE5007
    I know exactly how you feel right no. I remember getting those every time I "started again" my first few days or week would be that way. I couldn't stop thinking about snacking! I think it's the carbs/sweets...for me at least. The more I eat, the worse it gets. Keep an eye on how many grams SP says I'm eating and try to stay in low 200's. Eat enough protein, healthy carbs (fruit, whole grains) and I tried to preoccupy myself with other things when the voice in my said won't stop saying "Let's have a snack!". I got several flavors of gum and would switch between them. Drink lots of water. I ate lots baby carrots and sliced apples (low calorie but crunchy) Keep your hands busy. Go for a walk at night even if you worked out in the morning. Tell that voice that you don't "need" anything. (Want and need are different). After the first week the cravings aren't so generalized. I can figure out what I'm craving and decide if it's something I need to eat or not.
    1515 days ago
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