Originally Posted by Darrin
I've learned to keep rice cakes in the house. When I start craving comfort foods I force myself to eat a couple rice cakes and drink water instead. Really for me it turns out the act of eating is what is comforting, not what I'm eating.
I used to do that, but when I am craving something rich and comforting, just because I EAT a rice cracker does not mean the craving is met. I still continue to meander mindlessly, WANTING something. So, eat more rice crackers trying to stifle the urge. Now, I've eaten 5 crackers, to that's aobut 250 calories!
I could have had Snickers bar for a bit more.
I am not saying give into your cravings, but sometimes having some of the "real thing" will be better than trying to trick yourself into beleive some fobbed off rice crackers are the thing you desire.