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3/26/15 9:52 A

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Oh my goodness you are so NOT alone!!! I do this so often it is crazy making! I can do this with most any food. I do this mostly when I am trying to eat better. Prayers coming your way! emoticon I am also a convert and with that being said food was the only legal thing I feel I can do to calm emotions at time! I like you need to deal with my feelings! emoticon

Vicki!!! Hugs


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ANDIG8's Photo ANDIG8 Posts: 185
3/25/15 5:21 P

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Thanks ladies. I really thought a craving was just something like a hankering. My heart beating faster and my mind thinking I cannot live without it seemed like it had to be more. I like that it's just simply a craving. Makes me feel not so much like a freak.



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3/15/15 12:51 A

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I am working on cravings. I try to drink first when a craving hits. Then I think about I I really want it or not. It usually helps me make a choice. If I choose to eat it I try to enjoy it without guilt. sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I am learning to say something like "that toffee is too close to me I am trying to eat healthy. It usually works and doesn't offend anyone. People are generally less offended than I thought they would be.

Sometimes I do give in. I am working to pay attention when I give in to how I feel and ask myself it was really worth it.



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2/5/15 9:22 P

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It's a normal craving. We all do it at times or even very often. That is one reason many of us can't have "trigger" foods around.

I feel bad that you are experiencing guilt over this and I'm glad you are thinking this one through.

Some people find it helps to journal about their feelings at the time. What are you feeling? Why MUST you have a piece? Are you hungry? Thirsty? Are you tired or stressed and feeding your feelings? What is the reason for wanting the treat?

One thing I read that I've been trying to practice is to think about the food I think I want and give myself permission to eat it but in a little bit. I use the time to think about the flavor and whether I'm really looking forward to eating the treat or looking forward to the thought of the treat. Donuts are a problem for me (lots of things are) and the last few times I ate a donut, I thought about the taste--did I really enjoy it or was it the thought. I found that they taste greasy to me and I'm not usually all that fond of the flavor. Once in a great while, but I don't really crave them so I can often get past that if I can make it through the first 15 minutes of craving.

I quite like Fritos but only rarely. Someone at work gave me a snack size bag today and I left it at work. I have a very small $0.50 package at home and I think I'll eat it later when I'm eating something that goes with it and I'm really hungry. The last two bags expired. They are greasy and while they taste pretty good, I'm not fond of the greasy feeling on my fingers and lips.

Think about why, how you like the treat, etc. If you really like it and want a piece, figure it into your calories for the day and call it good. You can do this and there should be no really forbidden foods but those we eat less often.



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2/5/15 5:13 P

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I'm going to describe something I experience and not only hope to find that there are others that experience the same thing, but that there are others who know what it is or, better yet, who can help me see ways to ignore it, battle it, change it.

Someone in my office brought some really yummy toffee. They set the box just 6 feet from me. Yesterday, we learned we're having a fitness challenge starting Monday. Well, I thought to myself, I'm going to start today! The thought of having a piece of that toffee consumed me. I don't know how to explain the thought/feeling (I really don't know what it is) that I cannot go another minute without eating some of that toffee. It's almost a feeling of anxiety sitting here and knowing it's there. It's the dumbest thing! I finally did get up and go have some (waiting until everyone was gone so no one saw me- that's another thing I need to analyze). Usually I'm not able to have just one piece - I usually have a lot!!!! But I'm really trying to figure out what that anxious feeling is that I have to eat that toffee/cookie/candy/ whatever it is.

Anyone, anyone?

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