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A&I challenge week 4 :How to fight cravings.

Friday, May 25, 2012

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

Cravings..what terrible thing. Tbh I am still learning how to do this one. It's my weakness. But I will tell you what I have learned so far.

If I am at work and people bring goodies in for whatever the occasion may be. I have a rule where I wont try or have any of the item until it is literally almost gone and then I just have a taste of it. Reason being that once you try something that is delicious our bodies want more, when by the time i walk by again the item is gone and I can't tempt myself with it any more. It's easier to say no when you haven't tasted it yet :-)

I also have been working on eating opposites. Example if my body is craving something sweet I will grab something sour, like a pickle. I personally can't crave the sweet thing as much after eating something like a pickle.

I don't have that many secrets because like I said it is the one thing that I am still learning. My weakness is ice cream flurries/blizzards . Usually when I get it in my head that I want one, i can't get it out of my head. So if someone has a secret for that please let me know :-P
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  • BARBIE176
    I like your trip about eating the opposite taste too. I am pretty sure if I ate something really sour sweet would not be something I could eat. I need to know what the opposite of salty would be because that is what I seem to have a problem with. Keep up the good job you've done so far. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2728 days ago
  • CATHYSFITLIFE
    I like your tip about eating something that's the opposite of what you are craving. I never would have thought of that but I'll bet it does work. Thanks for sharing your tips!
    2729 days ago
  • SHOYER
    Your idea about eating an opposite/different kind of taste is interesting. Maybe I can try that sometime. Although if I'm wanting sweet, I would definitely need to try a sour item because salty would probably encourage the sweet "feeling."
    2729 days ago
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