dydn11402 wrote: »
I find that its mostly about associations. So if I sit down to some Netflix at night, my mind is automatically like, hmm what can I eat. So sometimes I budget the calories and eat whatever I'm craving or I try to keep my mouth busy with a zero calorie drink. Other times, I walk away and do something else. The key is to break the association.
Equivocation wrote: »
During the day, I get very few cravings...but almost like a damn vampire or werewolf, the second the sun is gone over the horizon, I turn into a crave monster. I suddenly want to eat every sweet I’ve ever had throughout my life! Donuts, chocolates, chips, candies, you name it. I haven’t broken my diet yet but if anyone who also gets insanely strong cravings but who has mastered them and you have some advice, not well known tips or tricks to cheat my own brain, I’m all ears! My goal is not simply weight loss but also long term sustainable healthy lifestyle so i really want to get rid of cravings entirely or at least lessen them to a large degree.
gocallum wrote: »
I find lot of substitutes when I get cravings, especially at nights in front of TV.... I usually start with foods like cucumber, carrots, green apples... Fennel seeds after dinner helps too... If it gets worst, I'd try and drink protein shake (with artificial sweetner)..... But if it's out of control, I keep nuts - walnuts, cashews, etc.
jessalittlemore wrote: »
Substitutes never work for me, if I want one thing eating something completely different has no effect.
My tactic is to sabotage the memory of the food I'm craving by imagining the worst aspects of those foods. I want french fries? I think hard about cold, limp, under-salted french fries. I want some toast? I think of the feeling of hard, dried out toast scraping down my throat. I want milkshakes? I think of a specific milkshake from a fast food store that always made me nauseous. Any memory I have of a bad experience with the food or a less appetizing quality I try to amplify. It sounds silly but it works for me.
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