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How can I work on my cravings for foods that trigger binges?

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Last Updated: 08/08/2016 at 4:14pm
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March 14th, 2015 9:30pm
Try as hard as you can to distract yourself by doing something else. It can be something small: like writing something (a diary entry, a poem). I often went for a walk. It prevented me from giving in because it kept me away from food. Cravings for food are often a result of not knowing what to do with I found that keeping yourself occupied with something besides eating almost always helps!
April 30th, 2015 12:49am
You can put the foods that you often crave into serving sized baggies; this lets you satiate the cravings, while limiting intake. If that doesn't help, then you can try finding healthy alternatives to the foods that generally trigger binges, but still satiate the craving.
May 8th, 2015 4:51pm
When you're craving that food, distract yourself with something else to keep your mind off of it. Distracting yourself is a great way to keep your mind off of things you're craving, whether it is food, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes.
August 4th, 2015 1:24am
Keep healthy snacks around - like nuts or fruits, have healthy smoothies and drinks, and keep alternatives close.
January 12th, 2016 5:20pm
I would say find yourself an alternative foods that taste just as good but healthy with lower in calories. ;)
August 8th, 2016 4:14pm
You need to find out what causes you to want food, and remedy it. I personally had the same problem, and I discovered that thoughtful conversations with people made me feel full inside like food would.