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When you're craving your number one temptation, what do you do? How do you deal with your craving?

  • Amanda says: sometimes I give into temptation other times I try to make a healthier version

  • Diane says: When I have a craving and I can't shake it, I have some. If I deprive myself completely, that's when things go bad!!!

  • Danielle says:Wait until Sunday :) OR if you don't have a sane day planned then give yourself a little of it. Like chocolate. It is my super favorite and I need it everyday (ok I'm sure I don't NEED it but you know what I mean) so I keep little Hershey bars, the kind that you would give out at Halloween, and I limit myself to one a day. I'm sure you ... Read Moreremember how we always said that you can't deprive yourself of all the things you love. That's how binging occurs and we all know that binging can lead to a serious set back. SO don't deny yourself what you want just keep it small and you'll be fine! Or do sane days and then the most you ever have to wait is 6 days :)

  • Kae says: It depends one how a person is...but for me, I have a little bit of that craving or find something that is just as satisfying. If not, then I tend to eat more and eat worst than the craving, because I was not satisfied...and it lingers...I constantly think about it. So might as well have a little bit of it (or find a great substitute) and then move on.

  • Betsy says: I try and wait it out and if I REALLY need it, I'll indulge in a tiny bit of my craving. Either portioned out and eaten (and savored) slowly or I'll go out and purchase it. A lot of times when I go to buy it, I can never find it in the store...which I take as a sign that I don't need it to begin with!

  • Alice says: They say the best way is to exercise that amount of calories off first before you eat your craving then you might think twice before you eat it! Of course, I am not at that point yet.

Thank you all SO MUCH for your answers! Here's how I handle temptation and cravings:

  • First of all, I try to see if there this is an emotional craving or a "real" craving. Most times, it's brought on my emotion - happy, sad, stress, anger, etc. If it's an emotional craving, I'll keep myself busy and not give in. If it's a "real" craving, I try to make myself wait, like Danielle said. Sometimes, though, I know that I need to give in to temptation - in moderation - because if I don't, I'll wind up eating as many "good" calories trying to avoid the temptation than if I simply gave in and ate a portion of whatever it is I'm craving.


“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.” A. A. Milne, ‘The House at Pooh Corner’


*fitcetera* said...

i love the Pooh quote. <3
Cravings? Unfortunately I let my mind take over my body this week. Usually I don't suffer any cravings at all but I went shopping on an empty stomach and made poor decisions.
Usually, when I'm well fed with whole foods there are honestly no cravings and I am easily able to avoid temptation.

Hope everything is well in your world, Michelle! <3

Betsy said...

Oh my! That Pooh quote is in the beginning of this book I'm currently reading, "Passing for Thin"


Cravings are hard though...right now all I can think about is cupcakes! LOL!

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