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Food cravings

I've been dieting on and off for about 12 years now. There are days when it's pretty effortless. But then there are days like today that I have to constantly fight with food cravings. Allowing myself a little bit would not help, I know, because I'll just want more and will not stop.

I would be sitting at my desk, working, and a chocolate cupcake would just pop into my head. It doesn't help that a chocolate cupcake, along with other decadent treats, is only an elevator ride away.

I'm so tired of constantly battling my cravings. Has anyone found a way to get rid of food cravings completely?

Telling me to cut sugar out won't help. I haven't had dessert for over 6 months, and normally, I eat salad and veggie soup. Cupcakes and pastries still pop into my head even though I haven't had any for almost a year.

Sat. Feb 4, 3:19pm

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Brush your teeth or take a walk. That works for me.

It's not easy, but try it.

I haven't had a soda in 5 years, but I still crave them. I just say no and have a glass of sparkling water.

Saturday, February 04, 2012, 8:37 PM

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Something that works for me is eating a dill pickle when I want something sweet. Maybe it is the crunch, maybe there is a mineral I need, maybe it is so totally different from a sweet that I'm distracted. I don't know.

Saturday, February 04, 2012, 9:17 PM

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Have you tried chewing gum? It helps me because my brain thinks I'm eating something.

Monday, February 06, 2012, 10:01 AM

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