Welcome to Dieting Buddies! Roll Call!!

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Welcome to Dieting Buddies! Roll Call!!
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 1:20am

I'm so excited to see some new faces here, so I thought I'd try a roll call.  Here's all you need to do --

First - let us know your name.

Second - Where are you from?

Third - Answer the roll call question.  (Today's Roll Call Question:  What's one of your favorite ways to control yourself when a food temptation is getting the better of you?)

I'll start:

My name is Karen.

I'm from Maryland - USA.

In answer to the question:  If I have points available, I may have a taste of the temptation.  That can help me get it out of my head sometimes.  If I really must say no, I find that playing computer or video games for a little while can get my mind off the temptation.

I'm looking forward to getting to know more about you all!

:) - Karen



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Registered: 01-17-2013
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 8:24am

Hi Karen!

My name is Wendy and I am just outside of Chicago. My favorite way to control a food temptation is to just avoid it. If I crave it and it's available, I will give in. I find that if I have to put forth effort to get something I am less likely to eat it.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 3:09pm
Howdy, Wendy! I've never been as far west as Chicago, but I'd love to go some day. I do the avoiding thing too -- when I can manage. I used to send Halloween leftovers to work with my DH. That used to work pretty well for me. ;)



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Registered: 06-25-2008
Sun, 06-16-2013 - 11:24am

I am Brenda and I live in Kentucky.

I can't really control my food tempations but if I could I would probably not need to lose weight. lol


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Registered: 07-13-2001
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 6:09pm

Hi, Brenda!

I've never been to Kentucky, but one of my grandparents was from there.  I'd really like to see it some day.  I wish I was better with controlling temptations myself -- sometimes, they are just plain overwhelming!

(((HUGS))) - Karen



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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 8:33pm

I'm elc in Southern California.

To head off food temptations, the first thing is I try to not have foods that I'm trying not to eat around the house, or at least not in plain sight. Then when I get a craving I first drink some water since sometimes I'm just thirsty but my body interprets it as a food craving. If that doesn't make it go away I try to figure out if its a texture that I want like crunchy or creamy etc. Then I'll try to substiture, like eat celery instead of chips. Sometimes nothing will do but the desired food but often water and a substitute will hold me until the craving passes. I cut way back on refined sugar and noticed that my cravings for it pretty much went away. I do eat a lot of fruit and so far it seems to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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Registered: 07-13-2001
Mon, 06-24-2013 - 12:31am

Hi, elc!

I've noticed the same effect from cutting back on sugars and carbs.  It really reduces my cravings a lot!

:) - Karen