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How do you curb your food cravings?

Being a sahm I am stressed and tired all day, so I eat. My weakness is chocolate candy, cookies, crackers, and chips. I do not usually keep a lot of that stuff around, but when it is, I just cannot keep away from it.
I am not overweight, but would like to lose 1o lbs, so I can fit in all my summer clothes I have outgrown. And I want to feel better and be healthier for my family.
I have no will power and need some tips that will help me. I also want to set a better example for my kids. My dd eating habits are terrible, no matter what we do. Thanks!

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Asked by AngieBry at 9:31 PM on May. 31, 2011 in Health

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  • Don't buy them. That's the easiest way. Also, how old is DD? It's your job as her parent to make sure she gets the right foods. She can't eat junk if you don't buy it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • i just eat what im craving and the craving goes away~

    okok im just kidding.
    just dont have the stuff around. i just have to get through the grocery store without buying the bad stuff.

    Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 9:35 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • It depends on what it is. If I have a craving for something specific, I have some of it before it can turn into a full blown gotta have it NOW craving. If I don't allow myself to indulge in moderation then I wind up eating way too much when I finally give in. Also, if I can make a homemade healthier version of something, I do that.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 9:39 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • well don't curb it out completely.. allow yourself ONE snack a day max. You get your craving but then you aren't binging. binging is the biggest reason for weight gain when trying to diet.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 10:14 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • when im craving that stuff i grab a hunger curb granola bar and it seems to help they are different flavors

    Answer by neanuts at 11:26 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Gum is good for helping with craving for sweets.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 9:04 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I do not buy any junk food anymore. No sweets, chips, anything like that. Get fruit, yogurt, & veggies instead. I drink water when I start to crave something and actually lots of people mistake thirst for being hungry. Plus, I agree with pookie about chewing gum. It helps a lot. GL

    Answer by whitepeppers at 9:07 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • try to get out and go for a walk read a book do activities with your children things that keep your mind busy. I am the same way and find some days when my stress is really high that is when I am at my worst; you may want to avoid watching TV because they are always advertising something to eat it seems; I find chewing gum helps me also.

    You don't have to cut them out completely just try and buy a little healthier snacks--we have had to do this for I am diabetic--I am allowed 2 snacks a day and what my snack options are--granola bars, rice cakes with peanut butter or cheese; graham crackers and cheese or peanut butter, 1/2 cup fruit(bananas, peaches, pears, grapes, watermelon, Cantaloupe, blueberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries), popcorn, Wheat Thins Cheez Its, 1/2 cup peanuts, fresh veggies with or without veggie dip. Hope this helps Good luck and God Bless

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:11 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • here is a list my doctor gave me

    1. Half an apple with 2 teaspoons of peanut butter
    2. An orange and a few dry-roasted nuts
    3. 10 cashew nuts
    4. 10 almonds
    5. 2 ounces of lean roast beef
    6. Half a small avocado
    7. 3 ounces cooked whole-grain noodles with 1 fresh tomato and 1/2 ounce hard cheese
    8. 1 seven-grain Belgian waffle
    9. 4 mini rice cakes with 2 tablespoons low-fat cottage cheese
    10. 3 ounces low-fat cottage cheese and 3 whole-wheat crackers
    11. 1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing with mixed raw veggies
    12. 6 Wheat Thins crackers with two teaspoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter)
    13. 1 small baked potato with 1/2 cup salsa and 2 tablespoons of fat-free sour cream
    14. 1/3 cup of unsweetened applesauce with 1 slice of whole-wheat toast, cut into 4 strips for dunking
    15. 1/2 cup frozen orange juice, eaten as sorbet
    16. 2 large graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:12 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • cont.

    17. 3 handfuls of unbuttered popcorn, seasoned with herbs
    18. 4-6 ounces of no-fat or low-fat yogurt
    19. A 5-ounce tossed salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and 1/4 cup fat-free dressing
    20. Half a "finger" of string cheese with 4 whole-wheat crackers

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:12 AM on Jun. 1, 2011

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