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#1 Old 03-18-2008, 12:43 PM
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i would love to go totally raw, but it's so hard! at work i have to do alot of food prep, and there is ALWAYS junk around. what do the rest of you do?
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#2 Old 03-18-2008, 07:49 PM
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Just consider it the Boss's food and don't touch it? If you don't eat it, then it shouldn't interest you.
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#3 Old 03-18-2008, 10:31 PM
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that's easier said then done lol... lots of foods i dont want to eat interest me
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#4 Old 03-19-2008, 02:34 PM
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Honestly my opinion it's a mind over craving kind of thing. You really have to have the willpower to be able to say no to those foods. Also maybe try to remind yourself that if you eat them you will either 1)feel like crap or 2)want MORE of them. And either way that's not a good situation to put yourself in.
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Try to have snacks from home while you are at work- that way when they are eating something, you can eat something scrumptious too.. I have a hard time with cravings- I know I do, and so I try to walk or involve myself in something for ten minutes. After that the craving is gone and I can move on with my day
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#6 Old 03-20-2008, 12:00 AM
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i wish that i had more willpower! i think i have some major food addictions that i have to break
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#7 Old 03-20-2008, 02:08 AM
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There are some good tips in this Reader's Digest article: 10 Ways to Control Your Cravings.



I particularly like this one:



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Go nuts. Drink two glasses of water and eat an ounce of nuts (6 walnuts, 12 almonds or 20 peanuts). Within 20 minutes, this can extinguish your craving and dampen your appetite by changing your body chemistry, says RD's "Health IQ" columnist Michael F. Roizen, MD.

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Yes, eat some oily foods such as almonds or avocado.

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#9 Old 03-21-2008, 09:59 PM
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Oooh, actually working with the food yourself WOULD be hard. What I usually do to avoid eating vending machine food (although on a vegan diet, there's little if nothing I can eat from those thangs), is simply bag quite a few protein-happy (or sweet) foods with me. This is usually dried fruit, raw fruit (like, you know, an apple, pear, and orange, all fairly easy to carry around), nuts, seeds. All raw, easy things to have on hand and fill you up pretty well. Maybe a jar of almond butter (nut butters jarred can usually last a while in a bag un-refridgerated)? I LOVE the stuff by Mara Natha foods....



The best thing to have with you is simply something that you know you enjoy just as much as potato chips or pizza or soda or whatever. I'll be honest, I often love not-so-healthy food sometimes just as much as very healthy food, so usually the nuts and fruit will be just as good to me as the pizza and potato chips. *Shrugs* Bu' that's just me.



Best of luck!
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