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shelbel wrote:Ooh yeah i love the delaying technique! I find alot of the time the hunger is just in my head too, like i think i need to eat something! Jarrah is a great idea, its sweet and will keep your tummy full for ages, especially at that after dinner time.
EvilWombatQueen wrote:I find it gets easier as I get more used to a healthy diet. For instance back in the day when I ate bags of chips, pizza, chocolate, sweets and oven chips as often as I liked the cravings for unhealthy food at TTOTM meant I was eating buckets more crap on top of the crap I was already consuming. Now that I'm used to limiting myself for treats and eat a very healthy diet when I get a hankering it can usually be fixed by a handful of chips or a small bar of dark chocolate. It's all relative.
As to my tips... well, dark chocolate is my favourite. You get an even bigger chocolate 'rush' and it's too strongly flavoured to eat mountains of it. So a small bar suffices where a family block would have been needed before. See if you can find healthier alternatives to the things you are wanting to eat. Pita chips or rice crackers have a fraction of the fat of potato chips. Flavoured rice thins are low in calories and fat and still have that munchy feel about them. Freedom Foods have a range of 100 calorie treats which are great (though a bit moreish to only eat 100 calories of them!) And if all else fails a low fat hot chocolate might help ease the cravings a bit, plus it would be perfect for cold winter nights.
HappyBella55 wrote:I'm the same during TTOM. I get really really hungry and my apitite does increase. What I do is have lots of protein throughout the day i.e milk, yogurt, cheese, meats, beans and if I get a craving for something sweet I'll eat it. I no longer look at food in terms of good and bad. I focus on the type of energy it will give me and I won't deny myself eating certain foods because I've said its bad (if that makes sense).
Allow yourself to eat during this time, its just your body asking for more energy, it is shown that women during menstruations burn more calories, so this is your body's way of asking for the loss energy to be restored to function. Eat good healthy foods and you'll be right.
And if you are hankering for the junk allow it in moderation just be conscious and aware of how much you are eating. Take your time eating it, enjoy it and don't eat while you are preoccupied with other distractions.
Hope this helps you.
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