Saturday, July 22, 2006

control a craving

AVOID YOUR TRIGGERS: "You crave what you eat, so if you
switch what you're eating, you can weaken your old cravings and
strengthen new ones," says Marcia Pelchat, PhD, of the Monell
Center. This can happen pretty fast. For five days, her study
volunteers drank bland dietary-supplement beverages. During
that time, they craved fewer of their trigger foods. By the end of
the study, the volunteers actually wanted the supplements
instead. The first few days are always the hardest, and you
probably can't completely eliminate your old cravings. But the
longer you avoid your trigger foods, the less likely you may be
to want them. In fact, you'll probably begin to crave the foods
you eat, a real bonus if you've switched to fresh fruit. RD

Face my triggers on a list could be pretty easy, not! I can eat more
than one serving or my share of these particular items. Well no
wonder I struggle so much, the list is enormous. I would have to
just stop eating them to gain constant control or eat the bland stuff
forever. I will say one thing though, these up coming food items
are not too abundant in my life. (Then again maybe that is the
reason I overdue it when the opportunity does arrive.) Buffet,
sugar, salt, pizza, breaded chicken, carnitas, cheese, pasta,
chocolate, hamburgers, and ice cream; the longer I think, the
longer the list gets and the hungrier I get. What a foodie I am.

2 comments:

iportion said...

I alos tell myself I can have candy but do I want it. Sometimes I do want it and I plan for it.
I also find foods I crave are diff they are quick or old fashioned oats, apples, carrts, cucumbers, cookies.

I want pizza less and I go out to eat once a week sometimes I save for something hi cal and sometimes I opt for the low cal treat.

Lene Petite said...

You may try to eat your favourite food all the week! For example if you adore ice cream-you should eat only it all the week long and you will lose your weight and may be change your preferences!