Cravings

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    Feb 07, 2009 8:43 AM GMT
    Had a craving for chocolate that usually goes away with some chocolate milk or a chocolate protein shake. Not this time. I ended up forgoing the candy bar route and made fudge brownies. They didn't turn out too well but I ended up eating all of them. That was last week.

    Today I was watching a movie and they were eating chocolate cake. So after a quick trip to the grocery store I bought a Devils Food Cake mix. Now I have an entire cake that I'll be eating by myself. Unless I throw it away. At least I didn't get icing.

    This is ridiculous! I can look at donuts, pastry's, even be in the candy aisle and have enough will power to pass it all up because they look gross to me. Here I am trying to maintain a healthy diet and this comes up...

    How do you deal with cravings?

    *sigh* I'm going to get some cake.
  • GQjock

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    Feb 07, 2009 12:09 PM GMT
    I second that motion!

    Anything but chocolate I can deal with
    but when there is chocolate cake icon_eek.gif
    chocolate chip cookies
    chocolate candy icon_confused.gif

    I'm there
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    Feb 07, 2009 12:40 PM GMT
    the way to deal with cravings is not to get them: donĀ“t ban whole food groups. Eat a LITTLE of what you want on a regular basis.

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    Feb 07, 2009 7:19 PM GMT
    You eat adequate carbs so you don't have cravings.
  • xKorix

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    Feb 07, 2009 7:33 PM GMT
    I find carbs do not satiate me at all...bring on the fatty foods!! (Good fat of course)
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    Feb 07, 2009 7:34 PM GMT
    Allow yourself a small ration of a high-quality dark chocolate. Then all that cheap carb-laden stuff will just taste nasty by comparison, and won't even be tempting.
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    Feb 07, 2009 9:37 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidYou eat adequate carbs so you don't have cravings.


    I will definitely keep this in mind.

    I have a party thingy to go to tonight so I think I'll surprise everyone with cake.
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    Feb 07, 2009 10:24 PM GMT
    Sometimes I crave for something sweet during the day. I usually resolve that by chewing gum or drinking a diet soda.

    But yeah, I can easily eat a whole cake by myself or a couple dozen Krispy Kreme donuts.
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    Feb 07, 2009 10:35 PM GMT
    Not to be completely gay but.....

    You remind me of the sex in the city episode where Miranda makes a devils food cake eats half, throws it in the trash and ends up eating out of the trash
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    Feb 07, 2009 10:56 PM GMT

    Quick question though. How do you guys control your cravings. Because im a fat kid at heart and I can't resist chocolate or good food. Then in the past few days, when I'm not hungry and i'm craving something I eat it. How do you guys deal with that.
  • Sayrnas

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    Feb 07, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    AMT87 saidNot to be completely gay but.....

    You remind me of the sex in the city episode where Miranda makes a devils food cake eats half, throws it in the trash and ends up eating out of the trash


    That was an awesome Ep. for the record.

    I <3 triple chocolate cookies...
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    Feb 07, 2009 11:29 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidAllow yourself a small ration of a high-quality dark chocolate. Then all that cheap carb-laden stuff will just taste nasty by comparison, and won't even be tempting.


    This is good advice. I started eating dark chocolate after my sister brought some back from France five years ago.

    Now when I get a chocolate craving, I reach for a square of 85% dark chocolate, and usually one is enough to satisfy my craving.

    It's gotten to the point where milk chocolate makes me feel a bit sick after I eat it.
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    Feb 12, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    I sometimes have a craving for Indian Food. I indulged in it today at a local restaurant. It was a buffet so I will skip supper tonight and burn off the calories playing volleyball.
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    Feb 12, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    AMT87 saidNot to be completely gay but.....

    You remind me of the sex in the city episode where Miranda makes a devils food cake eats half, throws it in the trash and ends up eating out of the trash


    Funny you should mention that. I was watching the movie Sex and the City.
  • Timbales

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    Feb 12, 2009 7:17 PM GMT
    growingbig saidHad a craving for chocolate that usually goes away with some chocolate milk or a chocolate protein shake. Not this time. I ended up forgoing the candy bar route and made fudge brownies. They didn't turn out too well but I ended up eating all of them. That was last week.

    Today I was watching a movie and they were eating chocolate cake. So after a quick trip to the grocery store I bought a Devils Food Cake mix. Now I have an entire cake that I'll be eating by myself. Unless I throw it away. At least I didn't get icing.

    This is ridiculous! I can look at donuts, pastry's, even be in the candy aisle and have enough will power to pass it all up because they look gross to me. Here I am trying to maintain a healthy diet and this comes up...

    How do you deal with cravings?

    *sigh* I'm going to get some cake.


    I've got an easy recipe for a chocolate cake from scratch I can give you. That way at least you see what's going into it.
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    Feb 12, 2009 7:37 PM GMT
    Desserts don't get to me usually - I can resist them. Good French, Italian and Mexican foods though - and that's another story. Hard to resist those!
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    Feb 12, 2009 7:46 PM GMT
    AxLFlip said
    Quick question though. How do you guys control your cravings. Because im a fat kid at heart and I can't resist chocolate or good food. Then in the past few days, when I'm not hungry and i'm craving something I eat it. How do you guys deal with that.


    I don't know. I just finally got into the mindset that I should not be eating something so it eventually starts looking gross. Like donuts. Can't even stand the smell anymore. I saw a picture today of a sloppy joe glazed donut combo and I almost barfed. I think it was from Crespe Kreme.

    Actually, now that I think about it I remember having a willpower competition with myself. For example: How long can I go without having fast food? How long can I cook every one of my meals? I haven't eaten fast food since last November and have only ate in restaurants about three times since.

    Chocolate I will defeat you! *shakes fist in air*
  • Upforitinla

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    Feb 12, 2009 9:02 PM GMT
    I never met a donut I didn't like. Even BAD donuts are good. Thank god I'm in the land where donuts are king!! icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 12, 2009 9:13 PM GMT
    Krispy Kreme rules.
  • Upforitinla

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    Feb 12, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    Actually, they aren't my favorite. I like my donuts with a bit more heft. But they are still good!
  • TannerMasseur

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    Apr 05, 2010 5:49 PM GMT
    My favorite @Dunkin Donuts---apple & spice---now & then!icon_smile.gif
  • TannerMasseur

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    Apr 06, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    O yeah, a chocolate flourless torte w mango & raspberry coullee---very rich!---now & then!icon_smile.gif.....Then there's gelato from Capigiro's, favorite flavors: red cactus, starfruit & baci.....And a pistacio rubarb pie i had @ the Museum d'Orsay in Paris---gota live right?!icon_smile.gif.....
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    Apr 10, 2010 12:03 PM GMT
    I use to be a sugar and chocolate junkie. I don't keep any of it in the house and when I go to the store, if I have the craving, I get a can of pineapple chunks, unsweetened. I'll eat the entire can which will satisfy me. - no fat and about 400 calories.
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    Apr 10, 2010 8:13 PM GMT
    growingbig said
    How do you deal with cravings?
    I take the money I would spend on the junk food and put it in a pot. Then use that to save up for new workout equipment, protein powders, vitamins, supplements, etc. It's amazing how much stuff you can buy with junk food money.
  • tokugawa

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    Dec 27, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    Many donuts contain trans fat, a very bad fat that occurs in nature only in trace amounts. No trans fats are essential fatty acids, that is, our bodies do not need them.

    Trans fats are created by a process known as hydrogenation, which uses a catalyst, such as platinum, during the process. So, in a way, it is something a Dr. Frankenstein would create, something unnatural when eaten in portions larger than trace amounts.

    Consumption of trans fats increases the risk of coronary heart disease.

    AVOID DONUTS, LIVE LONGER!

    Eat chocolate instead:

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    Is chocolate better than kissing?
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6558775.stm