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I currently have a reasonably healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains.<br><br><br><br>
However, I get frequent cravings for food that I know is bad for me (foods loaded with additives, colourings and so forth).<br><br><br><br>
Is there any way I can overcome these cravings? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:">
 

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It depends on the craving. I think denying every craving isn't necessary, but sometimes it just requires a diversion.<br><br>
For example, the last few days I've been jonesing for some cheese. Rather than eating cheese, I've had lots of creamy guacamole and babaganoush.<br><br><br><br>
When I'm craving a chocolate bar, I will try to find some really rich dark chocolate that I can only eat a square of.<br><br><br><br>
When I want something really greasy, like chips, fries or spring rolls, sometimes I just give in.<br><br><br><br>
Can you find healthier food items than the ones with the additives, colorings, etc that you are craving? Perhaps organic, health food store versions of the stuff?
 

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groovy , your allowed to have a few of these food s , its art of a healthy eating plan........ i know how hard it is but even if you try to have a 90/10 rules for your food , i think you might feel mentally and pysically alot better ...... good luck i can so relate to what your saying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Groovy chick</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I currently have a reasonably healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains.<br><br><br><br>
However, I get frequent cravings for food that I know is bad for me (foods loaded with additives, colourings and so forth).<br><br><br><br>
Is there any way I can overcome these cravings? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"></div>
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What are you craving? You can usually find a healthy alternative to satisfy them.<br><br>
If you're craving continue, don't deprive yourself. If you do, it's likely you'll just go crazy one day and eat the whole bag/box. Have a serving of something not so good for you, but delicious once and awhile.
 

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I've been having serious cravings for french fries. And now, thanks to Isowish, I have cravings for onion rings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/brood.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":brood:"><br><br><br><br>
I usually don't think about french fries, except when somebody at work is stuffing his face with them, and then the smell makes me crazy. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:">
 

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I'd normally go for finding a healthier version. I have zero will power so now I'm trying to get in shape I can't trust myself to just eat a little bit of something unhealthy.<br><br><br><br>
Synergy - I make my own spring rolls sometimes which are probably a lot better than store/resturant brought ones, and they aren't too hard to make.
 

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The only thing I've been craving the last few weeks is chocolate/nut covered butter toffee....vegan chocolate isn't doing it for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I should learn how to make them too.<br><br><br><br>
I know how to make salad rolls. I should do that soon!
 

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Bananas get rid of most cravings, even if you don't want to eat one/some. If you're eating low fat, and feel hungry, a half an avocado will help with that.
 

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For me, I realized that it was a simple matter of having good, tasty food accessible at all times. I always keep fruit, canned dolmas, soups, and juices in one of my file cabinets at work. People at work call it "kurt's grocery store." Usually, I can find something in there that will keep me from heading to the snack bar and getting a bag of chips.
 

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I'd normally go for finding a healthier version. I have zero will power so now I'm trying to get in shape I can't trust myself to just eat a little bit of something unhealthy.<br><br><br></div>
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Agreed! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:">
 

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I've been craving chips because I think they are salty and I'm craving salty stuff. Maybe it is because I haven't been eating any salt...<br><br>
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Ive been doing okay with cravings by forcing myself to eat a mandarin orange. If I still want what Im craving after I eat one, then Ill have it, but usually the orange works. Oh boy I need to go shopping!
 
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