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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cravings are EVIL!!!

I think the worst part of dieting and finding a new way of eating is the cravings! Especially for us women when it’s “that time of the month”, the cravings for sweet, salty and just plan pig-out junk food is what gets me every time!

It’s hard to ignore, but even when it’s not “that time of the month” every once in a while I still get those cravings for those “not so healthy foods”. Sometimes I think they should give out Junk Food insurance and give me an insurance quote just like I would be getting a cheap auto insurance.

It hasn't been a great eating week for me, we've been traveling, we've had BBQs and we've been eating out, A LOT! I’ve noticed with the cravings are if I see something that I love, but I haven’t eaten in a long long while, especially if it’s put in front of me, I’m more likely to over indulge so I need to learn that everything IS ok, in moderation. If I’m craving that White Castle burger, go ahead and have ONE to curb that craving before it gets worse. Yea but really, is that going to happen?

I am an emotional eater, stressed out; depressed, happy or sad food always comes into play. I need to look a bit deeper than the food for this lifestyle change in order to curb these cravings, I need to listen to myself, eat when I’m hungry and ask myself why exactly I’m hungry at that time. Is it because of my emotions or feelings ore because I’m bored? Or is it because I’m actually hungry and need to eat because of a missed meal or wrong choice?

First things first from now on, when I think I’m hungry I’m going to grab a nice big glass of ice cold water and see if that helps, I don’t drink enough and I need to get this water drinking in more than I have. I also need to get off my butt more often. Sure I’ve been working out at least 4 days a week, but I need to expand my physical and mental activity to keep my mind OFF of foods and the cravings I tend to get.

How do you kick your cravings? Any tips or tricks to help me out?

1 comment:

Mary said...

oh boy the girls sure know how to make a mess, then they don't want to clean up...and I keep telling them if they dont want to use something, put it back where its suppose to be, but I guess they like their mess, we will need another strategy to help them keep their room clean.....