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Cravings: The 15 Minute Rule



When I have a terrible craving, I tell myself I can have it in 15 minutes if I really still want it. In the mean time, I drink water and consider if there might be an emotional trigger to the craving. If so, I try to deal with the feelings first. Most of the time, I forget about the craving or it becomes less intense so I can deal with it without overindulging. Sometimes I decide to eat the treat, but if I do, I know I made a conscience decision I can live with, not an impulsive one.

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  • I use this myself - and it does work! emoticon - by MRSFANCYLADY
  • Words to live by - by LIZZIE-BELLE1
  • I will definitely try it combined with the journal to realize my sentiments and I will use also EFT (A tapping technique that you can find in the web) to help me realise tension.
    - by NELLYARGY1
  • Since I've limited breads (even whole wheat) pastas and processed foods, my cravings have decreased tremendously. This is huge because I'm a self declared food addict, addicted mostly to sugary refined foods. I can also easlily down 4 to 6 slices of bread with butter and jam! So, now to replace bread, I eat quiona tortillas. Try it emoticon - by SMARIEGLO
  • This sounds like a very clever idea, I will try it next time cravings set in! I will combine it with some journaling in those 15 min, since writing is the best way for me to sort out my thoughts. emoticon - by NOTTAKENUSRNAME
  • This is what I need to do.... Dealt with this very issue last night! - by RAME123
  • I will try to do so frm 2 day emoticon - by DOLLY1007

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