It's Monday again and this week I'm happy to have an update with my weight loss. My Non-scale Victory– I fit into a shirt I haven't worn since before my daughter! Not going to lie, I was pretty excited, I even had to double it up because it was a little too loose. In the word of Charlie Sheen… Winning! This past week and the upcoming one are super hectic, culminating in my son's 3rd birthday party. I am trying not to stress eat, and if I do to reach for fruit instead of the animals crackers I bought for the kids.
This week on Mamavation TV we are talking about cravings. That is an area I use to struggle with a lot. Especially while “dieting” I found I wanted so many unhealthy things, it was ridiculous. One thing I have learned along the way, when you deny yourself something you will crave it even more and binge like your life depends on it. So how do I deal with cravings? If at all possible I try to find a healthy substitute. For example, I love lemon bars and no I don't need anyone to tell me how fattening and loaded with sugar they are! When I am craving one I grab a Larabar. They have a lemon bar that is sweet and tasty enough to make me feel like I am treating myself, without all the extra junk. I also make it worth it. Go big or go home. If I want chocolate, I am not going to settle for a hershey bar. Nope, give me the Lindt. If I just want something junky, a nasty stale store bought cookie or donut is not what I go for. I will make myself a yummy junky food or I will go to a bakery and get something tasty. Since all those options cost more time or money I don't do them as often, which saves me from binging.
What are some of the ways you deal with cravings?