Diabetes 1, Addison's Disease, Hypothroidism.

By Bamb Latest Reply 2014-12-09 10:25:03 -0600
Started 2014-12-08 12:18:09 -0600

Does anyone else experience intense cravings? I'm struggling with those at the moment. What seems to help the most.

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Bamb 2014-12-09 10:25:03 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby and Heidi. Corn Chowder yum! Im the same way. Im having this strong desire to eat in the evenings after I've had my dinner. Maybe gum is an option. :)

lilleyheidi 2014-12-09 02:29:25 -0600 Report

It depends on what I'm craving how I respond to it. There are often alternatives if it is something "bad". When I starting my eating plan, I made the decision to not have any "off limit" foods. my only limitation is that I must really really want it, and must decide how I can fit that food into my day. I've had ice cream, I just make the choice to have a kiddie cone (dish) instead of the large size. It is Winter here, and very cold weather, so I've had an intense craving for corn chowder, you know, lots of potato and corn, and heavy cream mmmm, well, I knew if I made a full pot of it, it would all get eaten by me. Way too many carbs. So, I chose to take myself out for lunch, I had a CUP of corn chowder and it totally satisfied my craving. I had a few extra carbs that day, I accounted for them, and I moved on the next meal.
Cravings, in my opinion, are a part of life, and if we deny them totally, they only get stronger. Sometimes it is good to give in to them. I'm not saying if your craving a big bag of chocolate go out and eat the whole bag of chocolate. But if your craving chocolate, figure out a way that you can have a piece, and make sure it's good chocolate that will satisfy you and fit it into your eating plan.
It's my way, it may or may not work for others.
I wish you the best. HUGS, Heidi

GabbyPA 2014-12-08 18:34:12 -0600 Report

To get over cravings, I find keeping busy doing things can keep me distracted long enough to over come it. Chewing gum and drinking water also helps me

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