RE: 2nd time is a charm?
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 9:24 AM
Cravings often tell us about something going on inside, so pay attention and find alternate ways to address them. Sugar cravings can often be defeated by a good crunchy dill pickle (go figure :wink Chocolate cravings can be battled with a plate of vegan nachos (use a not-cheese sauce, black beans, lower fat and sodium chips, some good salsa). If we try to ignore them, we might be missing a cue that our body is needing something. But, just because we're craving cupcakes, doesn't mean we have to eat cupcakes - parse out what it is about that thing that attracts you (and it may very well differ each time). Then find alt ways to address the underlying need.