Cravings, how do you stop them?!

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    Sep 23, 2015 6:16 PM GMT
    Hey guys I'm pretty sure we all have had moments where we just crave something. So I'm in the grocery store buying all these healthy foods, and then I pass the chip isle. Chips are my huge weakness and I can never seem to stop buying them at the store, much less devouring the whole bag in one go.

    If there are any methods on how to control these urges please share I need help!
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    Sep 23, 2015 7:50 PM GMT
    do a grocery list and dont buy anything off the list. get into the habit of tossing a few items off the list.
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    Sep 23, 2015 8:36 PM GMT
    Two options:

    • Give somebody a list and have them shop for you.
    • Have will power and don't buy that shit.

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    Sep 23, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    I have dedicated time when I can have what I crave for. Knowing that I will get it then, makes me not crave it for the rest of the time. But still, I am a patient person, so I can control myself this way with ease.
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    Sep 23, 2015 10:02 PM GMT
    pellaz saiddo a grocery list and dont buy anything off the list. get into the habit of tossing a few items off the list.


    Great advice. I buy my groceries online and have them delivered. That makes it even easier to stick to a set list.
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    Sep 23, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    I think not buying crappy food is half the battle.

    Also load up on a fiber shake after a meal, fiber has a very filling effect. And it helps with other things..
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    Sep 24, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    Is buying groceries online more expensive then buying it in the actual store?

    Also yes ^ trying not to buy a bag of chips is half the battle. But I guess it will come with time> icon_confused.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    Social science studies have shown that if you're hungry when you shop you're more likely to buy excessive stuff. So eat a snack before you go to the grocery and it may blunt your urges.
    Otherwise join a 12-step program! icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 1:05 AM GMT
    I just looked at your profile, and man, you are in such great shape....
    I ll buy you the chips !!! icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    mtlswim saidI just looked at your profile, and man, you are in such great shape....
    I ll buy you the chips !!! icon_lol.gif


    Thank you, but still I really wish these bad habits of mine would not get the better of me.

    MarathonManiac saidSocial science studies have shown that if you're hungry when you shop you're more likely to buy excessive stuff. So eat a snack before you go to the grocery and it may blunt your urges.
    Otherwise join a 12-step program! icon_wink.gif


    That's a great idea, I'll try that next time!
  • metta

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    Sep 24, 2015 6:21 AM GMT
    Your still talking about food...right? icon_wink.gif

    But seriously, just eat something if you are hungry. There are some foods that have low calories:

    celery, grapefruit, lemon, lime, apple, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage
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    Sep 24, 2015 6:30 AM GMT
    My cravings are for hot men and I don't want to stop. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 24, 2015 10:10 PM GMT
    Play Tetris for 3 minutes.

    http://io9.com/playing-tetris-for-3-minutes-reduces-cravings-for-food-1535170255
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    Sep 24, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    metta saidYour still talking about food...right? icon_wink.gif

    But seriously, just eat something if you are hungry. There are some foods that have low calories:

    celery, grapefruit, lemon, lime, apple, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage


    yes! about food only icon_mad.gificon_redface.gif

    usually all those healthy foods that you mentioned just makes me even hungrier. I'm full for about 30 minutes then I get hungry again. What about proteins? or healthy carbs like brown rice? that's a bit more filling?

    ^ Tetris now that's interesting. icon_eek.gif
  • ai82

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    Sep 25, 2015 2:28 PM GMT
    Get the single serve bags vs a big bag, might be easier to control how much you eat. I used to love eating cool ranch doritos, but I've given them up. When I do have a craving I get the small bags just for a taste.
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    Sep 25, 2015 2:47 PM GMT
    ai82 saidGet the single serve bags vs a big bag, might be easier to control how much you eat. I used to love eating cool ranch doritos, but I've given them up. When I do have a craving I get the small bags just for a taste.


    yea, I have this things where I have to devour the whole bag regardless of size, because in my head I'm thinking I have to get rid of these as fast as possible so I don't have to think about them anymore. So a small bag would help a lot! and usually it is just for the taste. After a few bites I'm satisfied, but now the hurdle is that I have this monstrous bag, so what do I do with it?

    I'll definitely try this out!
  • toastvenom

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    Sep 25, 2015 5:57 PM GMT
    give into them, nothing is bad for u in moderation
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    Sep 26, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    Toastvenom saidgive into them, nothing is bad for u in moderation


    I agree with this. I eat clean most of the time and combined with my swimming I know I can afford it once in a while. Chips are my big weakness too. And cookies. And cake. And ice cream. icon_lol.gif

    The issue comes when you restrict yourself all the time, then when you do give in you end up going all out.
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    Sep 26, 2015 7:34 PM GMT
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    Toastvenom saidgive into them, nothing is bad for u in moderation


    I agree with this. I eat clean most of the time and combined with my swimming I know I can afford it once in a while. Chips are my big weakness too. And cookies. And cake. And ice cream. icon_lol.gif

    The issue comes when you restrict yourself all the time, then when you do give in you end up going all out.


    Truth. So I guess I'll just get the small bags then?
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    Sep 26, 2015 7:51 PM GMT
    swimjammer said
    Toastvenom saidgive into them, nothing is bad for u in moderation


    I agree with this. I eat clean most of the time and combined with my swimming I know I can afford it once in a while. Chips are my big weakness too. And cookies. And cake. And ice cream. icon_lol.gif

    The issue comes when you restrict yourself all the time, then when you do give in you end up going all out.


    Amen.
  • ftwcycle

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    Oct 03, 2015 1:32 AM GMT
    Salty crunchy snacks are my weakness. I take one of two approaches to this issue in my life. Firstly, I know my general diet is very healthy as I prepare most of my meals. Also, I really enjoy my fitness lifestyle so I know on occasional fall off the Wagon is not a problem. Second, I check my state of mind. If I'm feeling borer or lonesome or down, I figure that is the cause of my craving, so I change the scene. Go for a walk, go run an errand or get chores done around the house. Works a treat!
  • mattyrec

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    Oct 06, 2015 12:01 AM GMT
    More sex....
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    Oct 06, 2015 6:03 AM GMT
    My partner constantly cites these sugar cravings. I'm telling him its either sugar addiction or merely psychological. Can a craving be anything other?

    When I'm ON my diet, I don't really crave anything. I'm like a macro-nutrient-seeking missile (protein and good fats) and I almost don't care in what form it comes because I like enough kinds of food that there are always good options. I won't over-eat either. I can't really explain how to someone else other than listening to my body.

    Anyway, he will order this amazing desert at a restaurant and I'll take 2 courtesy bites and be done with it. Not that desserts are ever really necessary at the end of a big meal :p

    If you're buying unhealthy stuff, you already know what to do icon_smile.gif
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Oct 08, 2015 9:28 PM GMT
    Cheat meals! once per week.
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    Oct 11, 2015 1:33 AM GMT
    Hey guys this is the OP and today I just went to the grocery store and didn't buy any chips today! I did the eating before going to the grocery store and that helped with suppressing my cravings!