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Weekends are for Cravings

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ok, so I had a second night when the cravings hit big time. Again, I'd already eaten most of my calories for the day. And it was the same craving - toast or crackers or chips. I did end up having one piece of toast with a little butter and it put me about 50 calories over my limit. I could have had much more! Not sure if my craving was satisfied, but this time I wasn't able to stare it down like last weekend.

I'm going to start looking for patterns, and try to figure of what my craving triggers are. Also, is my body telling me it needs something in particular, since I was craving the same thing both times? Is it salt? Fiber? Certain vitamins?

I think part of it is that I'm busy during the week right now, even in the evenings, so on the nights when I have time to sit and relax, the cravings hit. I'm not bored, but it could just be that the change in activity level is triggering something.

I just started the 30 day fiber challenge. It will be interesting to see if getting more fiber helps.

At least I'm being mindful of all this now, and not just blindly eating until I'm overstuffed and miserable!
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    You have noticed a pattern so you know what to watch out for next weekend! Good for you. I find I want crunchy things; having two with hot tea or a lot of water helps.
    955 days ago
    try a bit extra protein either as part of dinner or your late pm snack. that helps fill a lot of people up and stops the cravings
    955 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    There always seems to be a trigger for me.
    955 days ago
    Have had to learn to keep my hands busy and stay out of the kitchen after 7 pm.
    955 days ago
    Maybe take a walk at night, write a letter to a friend and send it slow mail, or call up someone and talk. Don't give in to cravings, they eventually pass.
    955 days ago
    I used to experience this around 8-9PM and found eating my remaining (or nearly) calories at 7ish PM helped with a FULL glass of water. Don't sweat being over 50 calories though you're doing great !
    955 days ago
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