(Closed) What’s your foolproof way to curb cravings?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper

In My Humble Opinion not giving in to cravings often leads to over indulging later on. I have lost 120 pounds and my method was always having a little and not a lot.

For example, last night after volleyball I was DYING for chocolate. Instead of cracking open a box of cookies or a bag of M&M’s I opted for about five chocolate chips (the baking kind). It was enough to satisfy the craving and wasn’t so much in the calorie/fat department that I feel guilty.

For me it is all about portion control and not about doing without.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Increase your fat and lower your carbs. You can still do this while watching calories.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Eat something. I usually have about 10 almonds and that satisfies me till the next meal.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

1. Drink water and then if you are still hungry 20 min later then eat a light meal.

2. Eat lots of small meals you don’t have time to ever get hungry.

3. I don’t keep anything but the bare bones in the house.

4. Chew gum

5. Keep a picture of your dress or honeymoon swimsuit on hand. If you get hungry look at it and decide which you want more.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Earlier I was DYING for a chips ahoy cookie.  I asked Fiance to grab me one cookie.  Instead he came back with a small piece of chocolate with almonds.  It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it held me over.  Now I’m just focusing on drinking more water than I have in awhile (it’s all I ever drink). 

My snack today after lunch though was a small handful of dry roasted peanuts with sea salt.  It does the job.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Brush your teeth! The mint taste and the clean feeling helps curb any stomach growling or cravings. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

GUM!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A hand full of unsalted almonds is great for late night cravings. Drink a glass of water and maybe add a few chocolate chips (like 5-10) with the almonds and it is really filling. Also, Kashi makes chewy snack bars that have a few chocolate chips on top. Also, if you crave it…get it out of the house. If it is not there to tempt you, then it is not so bad. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I find if I drink wine then I crave food as well!  but if I have a gin and slimline tonic then I’m fine.  

I heard an awesome tip on a tv show once about food cravings: whatever it is you’re craving, just picture that food sitting on the table covered in insects/maggots/spiders (whatever you HATE) and it will put you off!  you definitely won’t want it then.  nasty but it definitely works.

and just don’t buy the stuff so it isn’t there to tempt you, as @jules24chi: says!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I crave chocolate CONSTANTLY and am trying to lose weight and eat less. The best thing that I’ve found out there are those new Fiber One 90 calorie brownies….They’re actually really tasty!! I’ve been having one every evening after supper, they keep me sane 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I second TreeJewel120 – usually if you have a little of what you are craving (chased down with a big glass of water) it help to keep on the straingt and narrow later.  

I buy a bag of Hershey Kisses….and only have 1 when I need it.  (The key is to have 1 kiss and not 15 of them, though!! – that is what the wtaer chaser is for!)

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