When I get cravings, I like to postpone them. I tell myself that I can have it on Sunday (for instance). Then when Sunday comes, I'm usually not in the mood for that food. If that doesn't work, I brush my teeth.
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When I'm having a particularly hard day dealing with cravings, I tell myself...."Just for the next hour, I will not eat that piece of chocolate".... or "just for the next half hour, I will not have that piece of banana nut bread", and then when I've made it through that far, I restate the goal..."just for another hour, I will not have that piece of cake".... breaking things into manageable units makes it easier to do, for some people. 43
Keep the junk out of the house. It's very easy for motivation to decline. When you're feeling weak and the junk is in reach, you're likely to cave. If its not in the house, you'll learn to deal with cravings and realize they too shall pass.
Just read in Yoga Journal where the author mentioned she got back on track by hearing a teacher talk about how to "place the body" in a certain posture vs. "your body"...she thought about this when dealing with food cravings and emotional eating. Does "the body" need the extra serving, or do "I need" it? If it's "I" then consider taking another look what's behind the craving and deal with the underlying issue first...if it's "the body" truly then nourish it and move on...this really helped me !
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