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Postby deb04 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:24 pm

I am in my mid 20s and am quite active in sport. I eat 3 main meals a day however i feel the need to snack on junk food everyday. Can anyone pls make suggestions to alternatives or ways i can alleviate the need for junk food.
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby teddybear17 » Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:48 pm

Hi, if you crave chocolate, have a cup of jarrah hot chocolate, only 40caleries and really nice.
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Shalimar » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:41 am

Check out the "What are your most exciting food discoveries? " in the diet talk section there are some great alternatives in there.
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Strawberry » Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:10 pm

maybe u need 2 add morning & afternoon snack such as fruit. this lessons craving 4 junk food
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Rosie Peters » Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:41 pm

It's the old vicious circle. The more junk you eat the more you crave... As Strawberry says, fruit will cut down the cravings - keep eating it till you learn to love it, but be a bit patient and tell yourself "not now" when you get a junk food craving. Cravings tend to come and go within 20 minutes and if you can recognise when the craving comes on and distract yourself, you'll be a long way toward breaking the habit.

Oh, water is also good to fill up on when the cravings start.

Have a look at the conquer food cravings page on my website if you like, at least there's a funny cartoon on it! :D

http://www.lose-fat-get-fit.com/conquer ... vings.html
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby shark » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:31 pm

If the put-it-off-until-it-goes-away approach doesn't work for you, you could always try the indulge-it..just-a-little approach. So if I feel like scoffing a whole 250g block of crappy chocolate, I could instead buy a 60g block of Maya Gold and endeavour to eat just half of it, enjoying it slowly without feeling guilty and feeling warm and fuzzy because it's organic and fair trade. Also trying to consider what I might really need to eat. Because sometimes I will binge on the usual suspects just out of sheer habit, and we all know that no amount of chocolate will actually fix a craving for pineapple :lol: There are a few theories that cravings can indicate dietary deficiencies, so it might be worthwhile to check that out and if necessary seek advice on whether supplements might be appropriate.
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby deb04 » Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:37 am

thanks shark & rosie for your replies..

i am open to all suggestions and will take your ideas on board..

ill try and distract myself when the 2pm sugar hit calls :lol:

i am apparently lacking fibre...does anyone know if this has to do with sugar cravings?
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Rosie Peters » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:08 pm

Definitely. I've got a page on fibre on my website, if you want to have a look.

http://www.lose-fat-get-fit.com/high-fiber-diet.html

Food that's high in fibre keeps you fuller longer so you don't crave sugar, etc. When fiber gets excreted it often attracts some fat and takes that fat out with it. HOw good is that! :mrgreen:
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Rosie Peters » Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:11 pm

Just read my 2 posts and realised I've given 2 directions to my website. :oops: I'm not trying to push or sell anything or sound like a know it all, sorry...

I started my site because of the success I was having with weight loss and keeping it off and if it can help anyone else, that would be great.
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Addy112 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:35 am

Sometimes I have strong cravings for foods like french fries and burger. At such times I am not able to think about any other thing. It becomes must for me to have such tempting foods. What should I do?
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby Jenn89 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:05 pm

My best advice for anyone craving things is work through it. Try your hardest to put it out of your mind. Your body needs to detox. Junk Food's like an addiction, you just need focus to get through it. In maybe 4 days to a week, you won't feel the cravings as much, and soon enough you'll be like chocolate? pfft...i dont need that!

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Re: Food Cravings

Postby deb04 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:57 pm

hey guys thanks for all your advise, a couple of weeks have gone by and i have tried ur suggestions. They seem to be working!! yay!! :D
hey on my quest to learn about a high fibre diet i came across this site: http://www.heppysalmon.com - check it out its entertaining
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Re: Food Cravings

Postby yoyogirl88 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:01 pm

Mutamusil = Fibre. Its wonderful.
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