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Old 09-18-2008, 07:35 PM   #21
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What I really miss here in Florida is white pizza with sun dried tomatoes .
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Craving
Ah ha
Constant craving
Has always been

Constant craving
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Constant craving
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I resisted.

Had tuna and asparagus.
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Drink water until you're full.

No, it doesn't work for me either. So I only allow myself pizza on Saturdays...
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #24
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When I have cravings, I generally cave in and eat whatever I'm craving. But that's ok - I craved a cheeseburger, fries, and beer one week into my last Nutrisystem diet. I had headaches from the diet, so I broke down and had the burger / fries / beer. That was enough to push me through the next few months of dieting and lose 20 lbs. So I see giving into cravings as an essential part of dieting.
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I am very fortunate. I don't get food cravings. I am glad, because I would likely give in.

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You are fortunate Ha. Quite some years ago I got very ill and vomited anything I ate and was incredibly nauseous. I finally had to be fed through a tube for about a month and then I recovered. After that starvation type experience I started to have incredible food cravings. And I was always hungry, never full. After a few years passed I started to feel full again when I ate, but I still get amazing cravings. I told my doctor that once but she had nothing to say about it.
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Michael Phelps dove into the pool 17 times over the nine days of competition at the


Beijing Olympics and walked away with a record-breaking 8 gold medals!






During the Olympics the world got to know a lot about Phelps,

including the way he has given new meaning to the term “breakfast of champions”.



Every time the 23 year old sits down to eat he consumes a
mind-boggling 4000 calories! That’s 12000 calories a day!



For breakfast alone this champion devours:



* 3 fried egg sandwiches (with loads of cheese, onions and mayo)
* 2 cups of coffee
* a 5-egg omelet (with more cheese)
* 1 bowl of grits
* 3 slices of French Toast topped with powdered sugar
* and 3 chocolate chip pancakes!



I’D JUMP IN THE POOL 17 TIMES A DAY IF IT MEANT I COULD EAT HALF OF THAT!
I don't envy you "normal" people. I could eat all of that and not gain a pound even though I do absolutely nothing athletic. I've eaten an entire 4meat Tombstone pizza for lunch every day for the last 6 days at over 1500 calories each. Also, in the last couple days, i've eaten 10 kit kat bars(they were on sale) and 30 chewy chips ahoy cookies plus a package of pringles potato chips and I just weighed myself and i'm the exact same as last week(at least 30 pounds under ideal weight). That's even though I did nothing but sleep, eat, watch tv, and surf the net the last 3 days.

I've done experiments with myself where one month i'll eat upwards of 150,000 calories and then another month i'd eat under 50,000 calories and, with no difference in calories burned, i'll always weigh the exact same. I'm a freak!
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Drink water until you're full.

No, it doesn't work for me either. So I only allow myself pizza on Saturdays...
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SO's mom always said, "you're not hungry, you're thirsty." That works for a while.
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You are fortunate Ha. Quite some years ago I got very ill and vomited anything I ate and was incredibly nauseous. I finally had to be fed through a tube for about a month and then I recovered. After that starvation type experience I started to have incredible food cravings. And I was always hungry, never full. After a few years passed I started to feel full again when I ate, but I still get amazing cravings. I told my doctor that once but she had nothing to say about it.
Martha, that sounds horrible! Glad you recoverd well. I guess a few cravings are not so bad compared with what you went through.

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Eliminating cravings in our house required a vasectomy!

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SO's mom always said, "you're not hungry, you're thirsty." That works for a while.
When I can't stop eating mid-morning & early afternoon, it's because I'm thirsty. I've learned to have a few cups of water a couple hours after breakfast (coffee doesn't count) and then again in the mid afternoon.

That's the logical solution. The problem is that I don't actually regain consciousness realize that I'm binge grazing until I've already consumed 300-400 calories.

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Quite some years ago I got very ill and vomited anything I ate and was incredibly nauseous. I finally had to be fed through a tube for about a month and then I recovered.
By any chance do you still have a gallbladder? A shipmate had this problem and the doctors spent several weeks of trial & error elimination to identify the likely remaining cause. After gallbladder removal he was immediately eating, holding it down, and regaining some of the 25 lost pounds. I've always wondered if that would have eventually worked itself out without surgery.
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I don't know how you didn't give into the craving. We have the best pizza place here and I am ususally there 3 times a week. If they ever went public on the NYSE....I would put all my money in it!
I have no willpower when it comes to pizza and ice-cream (mint choc chip with hot fudge) YUMMY!
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You are fortunate Ha. Quite some years ago I got very ill and vomited anything I ate and was incredibly nauseous. I finally had to be fed through a tube for about a month and then I recovered. After that starvation type experience I started to have incredible food cravings. And I was always hungry, never full. After a few years passed I started to feel full again when I ate, but I still get amazing cravings. I told my doctor that once but she had nothing to say about it.
Maybe that's why I get insane food cravings. Periodically I will get sick or it will get too hot out and I will stop eating hardly anything for a month at a time (and lose 5-10 lbs as a result since my metabolism doesn't seem to understand the concept of slowing down).

But the food cravings I normally have? Forget about trying to avoid them. I would literally rather starve than eat something other than what I am craving or I will keep eating and eating until something satisfies the craving.

I have just learned to give in a little (eat the slice, not the whole pizza) whenever I have my cravings.
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You have no idea what craving is all about till you try to give up smoking.
5th day into it and i'm in full craving mode all the time.
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5th day into it and i'm in full craving mode all the time.
paging bbamI.....paging bbamI to the forum, please!
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Nords, ya killin' me........... I don't see how that ELIMINATES cravings as it should eliminate excuses........
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You have no idea what craving is all about till you try to give up smoking.
5th day into it and i'm in full craving mode all the time.
Jambo-start these three routines right now:

1) Put a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you get the craving snap the band hard.
2)Follow that with at least 12 oz of cold water with a little lemon juice.
3)Take a 30 min walk at least once/day, concentrate on deep breathing.

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I don't know how you didn't give into the craving. We have the best pizza place here and I am ususally there 3 times a week. If they ever went public on the NYSE....I would put all my money in it!
I have no willpower when it comes to pizza and ice-cream (mint choc chip with hot fudge) YUMMY!
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We have pizza delivered from a place like that. But tried to eat there once and thought it didn't look clean enough. So when we think we are too fat for pizza, we imagine the look of the place and the sweat that must fall onto the pizzas. But other times we just go ahead and order: sausage, mushrooms, extra garlic, extra sweat. Mmmm.
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One of the reasons you ERd was because life it too short.
If you found yourself in a car crash today, hanging upside down from your seat belt with your life draining away would you think: "I'm glad I didn't have that pizza."
And if the seat belt breaks from the extra pounds?

If you found yourself on a gurney, following a massive heart attack, and you're barely conscious, and you can't respond, but you hear Greg whispering "I love you honey, please don't die," are you going to think "I wish I hadn't had all that pizza"?

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This sometimes works for me: distraction. Go do something that you enjoy and/or that requires a lot of concentration.
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1) Put a rubber band around your wrist. Every time you get the craving snap the band hard.
2)Follow that with at least 12 oz of cold water with a little lemon juice.
3)Take a 30 min walk at least once/day, concentrate on deep breathing.
After step #1, do I really want to know where to put the water/lemon juice of step #2?

This reminds me of the Cheers gag where Cliff Claven asked for electro-shock therapy to modify his bar behavior...
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Another thing that occasionally works. Say this:

Nothing tastes as good a thin feels.
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