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    Old 11-10-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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    Exclamation How do I deal with cravings??

    I have been trying to lose weight but diets don't seem to work for me. I have type 2 diabetes and I need to lose weight. Does anybody have any ideas on how to deal with cravings?

     
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    Old 11-10-2015, 11:53 AM   #2
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    Re: How do I deal with cravings??

    I'm 5'9". I went from 180 pounds to 120 pounds; and got my blood sugar under control, without medications, by eating more. More often, that is. I went on a low calorie, low glycemic, small meal, frequent eating diet and rapidly lost weight.

    I eat six small meals, about 250 balanced calories each meal, per day. My meal schedule is every 2 hours; from 5:30am until 6pm. No snacking. By eating often, I can deal with my carvings because I know that, after I finish a tasty little meal, I have another one coming in a little while.

    Plus, I exercise a lot. While I am exercising I am not thinking about food.

    Of course, eating every 2 hours is difficult to do if one is working. I am in my 70's and retired, so I, unfortunately, have a lot of free time to think about food.
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    Old 11-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #3
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    Post Re: How do I deal with cravings??

    I have been overweight for a long time but I've been losing weight over the last 6 months using concepts from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). It stresses mindfullness (catching your cravings early) and realizing that thoughts and cravings are internal and cant be changed or pushed away, and in fact you have to accept them and learn how to deal with them in a healthier way. That is way oversimplifying of course; it's all explained really well in a book I just read called the Diet Trap, by Lillis, Dahl, and Weineland. I also really loved a book called The Willpower Instinct, by Kelly McGonigal - she did a bunch of talks about willpower that you can find online if you wanna shortcut it 😀. I really found both of these books to be tremendously helpful and would love to know if anyone else has read them and what they think. Let me know if you try! Good luck!

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