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willpower...try to wait it out

hancockj

When I have a craving for something, I tell myself it will still be there tomorrow and if I really want it then, I can have it. I also tell myself it will be there when I reach my goal, but I may not be there if I don't lose the weight! As a child I had to sneak food becuase it was controlled. Now as an adult, I can have whatever I want, so I don't need to sneak it, I just wait it out. Most of the time, I really don't want it the next day, or even a few minutes later. It's not that I can't have something, but rather I choose not to have it!

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LexieL7

Fighting cravings is not always a good thing. If you learn to pay attention to your body signals, you may find there is something your body needs that you are lacking in your diet. I often crave iron rich foods and I am on perscription strength iron replacement therapy. If I start craving sweets I opt for 2 little squares of dark chocolate (rich in antioxidants) or dried fruit or trail mix (1/4 to 1/2 cup). This usually satisfies the cravings enough. Just don't binge and you should be fine.