How To Stop A Food Craving Fast

Katherine, 08 January 2010,
Categories: Health and Nutrition
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cutting cravingsYou have been craving creamy chocolate all day.  Your mind keeps wandering to the pint of chocolate fudge ripple ice cream in the freezer.  You can’t get the image of that ice cream out of your head.  You get home, eat dinner and find your sweet tooth has won the battle as you reach for that container of ice cream.

You just CAN’T STOP.  But wait!  The next time this happens, try a little experiment.  Take one bite of the ice cream (or other sweet or salty food) and savor it.  Let it roll around on your tongue as you enjoy it’s “bad for you” goodness.  Then, take another bite.  Finally, put the container down and walk away for five minutes.

Has your craving been satisfied?  According to nutrition professor Linda Bacon, PhD., it might now be easy to resist eating any more.  Bacon believes that your tongue loses sensitivity to the chemicals that make food taste good after just a few bites.

So the next time you have a craving for something that is definitely off your diet, try a few bites and walk away.  This might be your secret to success for a slimmer, healthier you!

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8 Responses, Leave a Reply
  1. Sharon
    09 January 2010, 5:04 am

    Might sound gross, but I have been known to “chew and spit” just to get the flavor of something I have been craving. Of course no one was around… if they were I think the two bite method might be better? lol


  2. Margaret
    11 January 2010, 12:36 am

    I wonder how challenging it is just to WALK AWAY. I will have to try this. And chewing and spitting doesn’t sound gross to me, sounds like getting a one-up on food. I’ll show YOU, chocolate cake: CHOMP! – Ptui!



  3. Christy
    11 January 2010, 10:48 am

    Man, that picture of icecream sure looks yummy. I am going to have to try this now :)


  4. Joe
    13 January 2010, 9:17 am

    I’m craving for a stake. It would be a spoil if i just take a few bites and throw it all away right?

    Just kidding.

    Thanks for this advice. I’ll try my luck next time.


  5. Joe
    13 January 2010, 9:18 am

    i meant. steak… oh my… sorry


  6. calgary moving companies
    15 January 2010, 7:31 pm

    Just remember to put your ice cream back in the freezer before you walk away for a long period of time.


  7. Danny Concannon
    17 January 2010, 3:29 am

    I find getting a cup of coffee to do the trick. The caffeine blunts my hunger and it’s a distinct taste.


  8. Cely Paras
    21 July 2010, 1:58 pm

    When i crave for something. I do not mind if the food that was i craving was to fatty or not so thanks a lot for sharing this tips it really helps me a lot.


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