I quit smoking a long time ago, and although I still have the desire, it is getting easier to say NO. That has lead me to the secret ... "Manage each craving one at a time". This applies to food as well. Let yourself know what giving in to your craving will mean for your plan, how it got you in this jam already, and what sacrifices you might need to make to compensate for a "quick fix". One craving at a time ... just say no.
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If I'm craving something that's bad for me, I still eat it but in much smaller portions than before. There are 100 calorie bags and other mini versions of the bad stuff we crave.
It sounds counterproductive, but it works. If I let my craving go too long, it grows into a monster that I can't control. If I satisfy it with a few bites, it goes away before I eat mountains of the bad stuff.
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