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Postby marie » Tue Jan 03, 2006 10:44 am

hello just wondered what peoples weaknesess are mine are crisps so won't have them in the house now. :?
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Postby Dolly » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:35 pm

I keep chocolate and cheese out of sight now so my biggest downfall is soft white bread.
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Postby hushpuppy » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:37 pm

Mine is fizzydrink
coke pepsi u name it i am tyring to stick to water but witha family who reg have it in the house its hard

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Postby Groovychic » Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:55 pm

Mine is definitely chocolate! I find it extremely difficult to resist. Have learnt to do the grocery shopping first thing in the morning. Difficult to do because I am nearly 1 hour from the nearest larger town and I normally have a ton of things I want to get done. So invested in a waeco car fridge. Whack that onto freeze and keeps everything frozen, cold whilst running around doing all the other odd bits that need to be done. I also only shop at the most once a fortnight. Wont buy choccy etc in town here as it is extremely expensive. I buy freddos for the kids but do manage not to eat them as I have bought them as treats for the kids. I also love ice cream. And I do give into that if I get the kids some ice cream. They tend to get their own cones now so if I stay away from it then I am fine. I guess the thing is to recognise your weakness and stay away from it as much as you can. A little bit now and then is ok tho just to keep you from craving it. And there will always be something waving in your face that you know you shouldn't have!
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Postby BigM » Tue Jan 03, 2006 4:25 pm

Chocolate and ice cream... luckily i don't eat much chocolate now and i love serbet icecreams :D which are quite healthier than the creamier ice cream made from milk and dairy.
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Postby Fairie » Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:52 pm

CHEESE :twisted:
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Postby carlton » Wed Jan 04, 2006 10:10 am

Mine is chocolate, ice cream, cream and cream cakes.

They are no longer allowed in my house.
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Postby emma21 » Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:21 pm

Mine is eating at night time - I wouldnt say there is one particular food that lets me down, just snacking at night time. Instead of eating something sensible, I just grab whatever I see first whether it be chocolate or whatever. I have started writing down what I am going to eat during the day, so hopefully that will help...

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Postby BigM » Thu Jan 05, 2006 2:32 am

night time snack is bad, but maybe you can nibble on some fruits instead of chocolate :)
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Postby Lesley » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:28 pm

Hi every one. My downfall is also night time eating. When there is no junk in the house, like now, I turn to bread. Fruit just doesn't seem to cut it late at night!

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:31 pm

Why is that? What is it about cakes, bikkies, chocolate that just make all the healthy options pale into insignificance in the heat of a crave? Maybe they put something addictive in junk food?
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Postby Lynda » Thu Jan 05, 2006 9:34 pm

Cheese definately

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Cravings release hormones

Postby Lesley » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:24 pm

Apparently when a craving hits, hormones are released and junk food is the food of choice because these "comfort foods" excite the same circuits in your brain that are stimulated by pleasure-inducing drugs, delivering a mild and short-lived high. So we need to overcome boredom, depression, anger, etc with other strategies such as walking when angry, relaxing when you can't sleep, taking a few deep breaths when in stressful situations. There is much more detail to it than this, too much to go into here. I got this info from the book I'm reading right now: Dr Phil McGraw's The 7 keys to weight loss freedom: The Ultimate Weight Solution. I borrowed this from the library.

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Postby Angel » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:41 pm

Chocolate definitely and alcohol - nothing like a mixed drink to relax.

Now I don't buy chocolate and am counting the money I'm saving from not buying alcohol weekly - might even treat myself when I get a decent amount - on a non-food related item of course!

Here's something I read:

When your body is balanced and not lacking in nutrients cravings should disappear. To achieve this cut out fatty and processed foods, changing to a balanced diet of fruit, vegies, cereals, nuts, dairy, skinless chicken, fish and at least 2 litre of water daily.

I did this with a Naturopath and my cravings disappeared. What did not disappear is the habit of eating it, I managed to not eat it for over 100 days (much to everone's surprise) and the first time I ate it purely out of habit and because I knew I hadn't eaten it for such a long time - like I was missing out on something - strange hey!
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Postby PaulaR » Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:38 am

I love jelly lollies, like snakes, teeth, milk bottles etc. The thing is, I think it's more the habits that are most destructive for me. Especially eating when I'm bored, emotional or needing comfort. Food has become the shoulder to lean on, the one constant in life that never changes. It's hard to turn away from that when it's been your support (yes, even in a destructive way) for most of my life.

I find that the hardest thing, the actual action of changing my habits so that I'm not dead at 33 years of age. Sometimes I think my mind is my own worst enemy. Any tips for overcoming that factor would be greatly appreciated.
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