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Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings

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2018/07/13 20:50:39 (permalink)
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Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings

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I have always just tried to have a balanced diet. Diet has never been perfect but I have never really cared as I felt it was good enough. However over the last year or so it has been getting progressively worse, eating out more, drinking more and eating lots of sweet things (chocolate, cakes etc). I am now finding it hard to get out of this pattern so wondering whether to start a proper structured diet. I wonder if this is easier to stick to? What are your guys experience with this?

Also any tips particularly to avoid the sugar cravings I get would be great.

Got to break the habit!!!

Thanks.

Ps. Posted in general as thought it was more of a general query but move to the diet section if needed...
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    bobhail
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/13 21:48:07 (permalink)
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    Im taking Pro Supps vanish and finding I actually don't feel hungry whilst on it!! I also don't want to eat rubbish as it will be a waste of a tablet!!
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    Peanut_85
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 05:22:09 (permalink)
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    Thanks but I'm not really after a fat burner. More advice/recommendations/techniques for getting out of the bad habits I'm in diet wise. I think it's more of a mental thing really not giving in to craving etc.
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    MrReps
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 13:44:41 (permalink)
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    I used to have the sweetest tooth ever. I could easily have a whole pack of biscuits in one sitting. Used to buy a chocolate bar every time I went to get petrol, used to have a dessert every time I eat out. Now my sugar intake is nil apart from what's naturally in healthy food like fruit.

    Like an alcoholic it's all or nothing for me. I just one day decided to cut out all that crap. Amazingly I stopped craving it (eating sugar only makes you want to eat more of it) and it is much easier to maintain this low sugar diet than I ever imagined. Some say reward yourself with a little treat every few days but I know if I did that I would crave more.

    So what worked for me was cutting it out altogether. Sounds hard but it's much easier than you think. Its way more satisfying having this willpower than the few seconds of mouth orgasms.

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    MrReps
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 13:49:07 (permalink)
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    Just to add that was my first step. Saw great benefits, lost a lot of weight then plateued. Then took it further with a daily meal plan. Lost more weight.

    I do recommend a daily meal plan as it's black and white and I don't think winging it works for most people. But don't do everything in one go, too much change and you'll find it hard to stick to. Do one thing at a time. That's my advice anyway.

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    GOVINDA
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 14:24:24 (permalink)
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    Isn't there an old wives tale that, if you're craving chocolate then put one piece in your mouth but don't suck or chew it etc, dunno about the science of it and tbh it's sounds wank but it's deffo a thing.

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    MrReps
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 15:03:02 (permalink)
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    LOL I've heard it all now.

    Stay away from wives tales, any 'hacks' or shortcuts. There are none. That's just the industry preying on the weak and lazy. What works is painfully simple. If you want to eat less chocolate, just man up and stay away from it.

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    Furious D
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 15:13:57 (permalink)
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    Same here. Only thing I have found that wo js is not to buy it. Was fine when I lived on my own, and fine when my wife was in n a pre-wedding diet, but since the wedding it has all gone wrong! If it's in the cupboard it won't be there long.
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    Peanut_85
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    Re: Sticking to diet & avoiding cravings 2018/07/14 15:22:59 (permalink)
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    Wife and kids so there is definitely going to be temptation at home. It's probably why the evening is the worst period for me in terms of eating sweet things.
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