Hi Haylen! My cravings are for salty, crunchy foods. I do not ever have chips in the house anymore - I cannot resist them. I keep wheat crackers in the cupboard when I have a crunchy craving I will eat a couple of those. Celery with salsa helps as well.
I crave both sweet things (chocolate, muffins, cookies) and salty things (pretzel, chips) on different days. I won't deny myself but instead save enough daily calorie intake for it and have a a small portion, while reminding myself that I can always have more on another day so that I won't overeat.
I read that chewing gum, drinking tea, brushing teeth, or do other things to district yourself may help.
I too am a sweet freak.. I found this website (www.naturopathyworks.com/pages/cravings.php) very informative and helpful, instead of keeping surgary sweets around I keep a ton of fruit instead. I will also keep a VERY limited amount of low-calorie sweet treats around.. I really like the jello temptations cheesecake or reduced fat or sugar free chocolate pudding.. that way if fruit just isn't cutting it I can have these treats with out feeling horribly guilty.. as it's only 60-100 calories! Hope this helps
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