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What Do You Do When You Are Craving Something?

I just eat it, I have found that trying to eat around my craving - i eat other things trying fulfill my stomach, but then end up eating what I wanted anyway.

so now I just eat what I crave, and get it over with. then the next day or the next hour, I eat sensibly again.


Wed. May 14, 9:12am

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Eat what you crave but eat a small amount. For example if your craving cheesecake get those mini cheesecake bites and eat 2-3 just enough to get the taste.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 9:43 AM

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Depends on what I'm craving. There's no way cheesecake fits into my diet right now - not even 3 bites (and let's face it, those cheesecake bites are not what I'm looking for). So one good way I have to cope with this when the item is especially unhealthy is to look up the nutrition info. Once I've done that and seen how much food I'd have to not eat to fit it into my day, I usually can't justify it and the craving goes away.

If the craving is reasonably healthy, I measure out a portion, log it and have it. Once I've stopped losing weight I may cautiously allow a few more indulgences but right now I'm pretty strict and I think that's a better way for me - I've given in way too many times in the past to cravings and really didn't feel any better for it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 9:54 AM

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sorry OP but I agree with the PP here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 11:08 AM

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I either eat a small bite of it, eat a low cal substitute, or do something else to distract my mouth such as hot water, diet soda, tea, gum, or sugar free halls vitamin C candies. For substituion example, if I'm craving ice cream, I have sugar free pudding or yoghurt with berries on hand. Usually that does the trick. If I want something salty like crackers, I try to eat hummus with celery, a few olives or pickles. Usually my craving has nothing to do with hunger. Sometimes if I drink hot water and just push through the craving and get busy with some task, I notice that in 20 minutes or so I've forgotton about the craving. Especially at work where we have a kitchen loaded with granola bars, chips and chocolates for the taking. I REALLY want to get something from there, and most of the time I can distract from the craving with tea or water. Not always though (0=

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 11:27 AM

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I just wait 20-30 minutes. Usually it has passed by then. If not, then I'll have something. Maybe the thing I was craving, or maybe a healthier substitute.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 11:30 AM

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