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Postby Michelle-leeC1989 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:46 am

My biggest problem.... how on earth do you beat through cravings for food/ junk food, sweets? HELP!!
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Re: when the cravings hit...

Postby carole86 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:42 pm

Hi Michelle

I've had to try fight those urges too this week and it's been driving me nuts :?
I usually have more of a a sweet tooth so I decided to make some lite jelly and have that with fruit...or have some fruit on its own. When I feel like eating junk food I drink heaps of water or green tea...it helps make me feel full and the craving usually goes away...

Hope that helps :)
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Re: when the cravings hit...

Postby CronicBadger » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:47 pm

The following articles may be useful:
http://www.weightloss.com.au/articles/h ... vings.html
http://www.weightloss.com.au/articles/h ... cking.html

Most cravings are intense for a few minutes. If you can last that, then they will subside to a more manageable level. It does get easier once you form the twin habits of not giving in to the cravings, and not eating junkfood.

When I was going through a craving phase I'd take the offending article, be it a biscuit, pie or chocolate bar and imagine it as poison, the fat and sugar doing damage to me.

I would visualise the fat from the biscuit coursing through my veins and depositing itself in thick layers inside my beating heart, and then imagine the pain of a heart attack and the regret I would feel in my dying moments that I had not resisted the temptation.

I would imagine the sugar from the chocolate eating away at my pancreas and other internal organs, and then imagine a shortened lifespan due to living with Type 2 Diabetes, and, once again, the regret at not having chosen to take control of my health before it was too late.

Drastic? I dunno, it worked.
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Re: when the cravings hit...

Postby Michelle-leeC1989 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:51 pm

Wow that image has probably put me off my cravings for life. Lol maybe drastic but works lol.
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Re: when the cravings hit...

Postby Michelle-leeC1989 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:53 pm

Hi Carole

The green tea idea is great. These darn cravings.

I guess as well even if I made a lite jelly I feel bad for actually eating. Hmmmm it's making me very cranky too lol

Thankyou.
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