Ways to get rid of cravings...

United States
October 26, 2006 1:15pm CST
I have been doing great on my "diet" for about a month. I've limited myself to eating cereal for breakfast, a Lean Cuisine for lunch, and a healthly dinner. I've cut back to one dessert a week. This week I have had major cravings for junk...what do you do to get past a craving and not give in??
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@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I would try having lower calorie goodies every day so that you have something to look forward to soon instead of only once a week. When I tell myself I absolutely can't have something, that makes me crave it even more.
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• United States
26 Oct 06
I tried having something healthy each day to avoid it, but unfortunately the healthy doesn't stop the unhealthy craving. :(
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• United States
26 Oct 06
No offense to reponse 2, but I was trying to rate kamille as the best response. Sorry. :( Thanks for the links though.
• United States
27 Oct 06
Are the 100 cal. cookie packs pretty good? I've seen them but never tried them.
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@Chicklet (150)
• Canada
26 Oct 06
When a craving hits I drink water!... it's good for you & will fill you up in no time. Also, I read somewhere about these pens you can buy that are fruit scented which reduce cravings. I can't remember where though. Or you could do an activity other than television... when I see those food comercials they don't help at all. Like go for a walk, read, clean, organize, lisen to music, etc..
• United States
26 Oct 06
Pat yourself on the back that you even realized that you were craving/munching, someitmes that's the hardest part is to find yourself doing it, all over again..... I agree with chicklet, drink water, it's filling to where if you do go to grab something to eat you'll feel stuffed, all because of water! Amazing.... maybe the food floats inside your stomach, who know's but it works. Also if you do start grabbing for foods, make them good choices, fruits or raw vegetables. Good Luck and keep up the good work!!! It's an ongoing challenge to change our old habits.
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• United States
28 Oct 06
I definitely don't drink enough water. For some reason I drink more when we have bottled water at home. When I try to drink ice water from a cup, I just don't drink enough. Thanks for the great motivation! I read in a magazine that certain scents help you with cravings too...it didn't say anything about the markers but it did list banana as one of them. It said just smelling certain foods will trigger a response in your brain that will make you feel full.
@1angeldee (589)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I EAT, GRAPES AND APPLES AND QUAKER RICE SNAKS http://about.com/fitness http://setyoureyeson.blogspot.com http://prevention.com http://bodybuilding.com
• United States
28 Oct 06
Thanks for the great sites!
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Just don't think about food and when you do. don't eat so much!
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• United States
28 Oct 06
I know, it's all in my head. Some days I'm fine, other's I'm not. I try to stay busy so I won't think about it too much. It also helps if there's nothing in the house to snack on. No matter how big the craving, if there's nothing good to eat then I can't do any damage. :)
@malcido (422)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Drinking water is definitely a good solution, but sometimes that is not enough for me to get through the craving! I am working very hard to lose weight, I have 40 pounds to lose and it is important to me to undo this damage that I've done to my body. One thing that is working for me is to have healthy snacks ready for when the cravings strike. I cut up carrots, celery, and wash berries and other fruits every couple of days so that they will be ready when I am feeling weak!
• United States
28 Oct 06
I've got some pregnancy weight to lose so I know how you feel. I keep thinking if I had eaten better when I was pregnant, I wouldn't be trying to lose all this weight now. Good luck! I hope you have lots of success!
@1angeldee (589)
• United States
27 Oct 06
I eat, apples, grapes, carrots' yogurt (ligth or fat free) a tic tac, and lots of water you will find more ideas at http://setyoureyeson.blogspot.com http://prevention.com http://about.com/fitness http://stayinginshape.com
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@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
the above suggestions are good but IF you really are craving something could you be disciplined enough to have a TINY amount of what you are craving, and that is all?
@miajane (361)
• United States
21 Nov 06
i like to have a bottle of water every two hours. it keeps me feeling fuller longer, and if its lemon water, its better because it has flavor. but not with sugar because thats extra carbs i dont need.