How To Control Your Craving – with your BRAIN.

Apparently, if you imagine eating the thing you crave it helps.  Well.  You can’t imagine eating it once.  You have to imagine eating it 30 times.

Yup. 30 times.  You have to close your eyes and walk through the process of eating and savoring and enjoying your food of choice.  30 times in a row.

WHY ISN’T ANYTHING EASY?????

I mean who can just stop what they are doing to imagine eating a piece of cake over and over 30 times?  It takes less than 5 minutes to eat cake, which I can do while working – it would probably take 15 to create the fantasy.

In my life, I would spend at least 12 hours of my day with my eyes closed snarfing my way down a Hogwarts style dining table.  At some point, my employer is going to get annoyed with my constant war against the craving and just shove a piece of cake down my throat.

 

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4 thoughts on “How To Control Your Craving – with your BRAIN.

  1. hahaha interesting!

    I can’t remember where, but I recall reading that if you imagine eating a DIFFERENT thing that you really like, that helps as well. So if you’re craving ice cream, then picture yourself eating pizza. Honestly, I feel like that would just make me want both.

    I wrote a post a little while back about regulating appetite. For me, the 3 most effective methods are filling up on veggies, eating lots of soup and intermittent fasting. Here’s that post in case you’re interested:

    http://fatgirlsfitness.com/2016/02/23/seven-magic-pills-to-regulate-your-appetite/

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  2. Boy, this was very timely! I have to switch to no dairy, gluten, soy or sugar, and all I want to do is put my whole face in a bowl of M&M’s. I guess imagining eating a 48 oz. bag 30 times will make me cry less. I’ll let you know.

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  3. Really good video — thanks for sharing.

    I’m going to try the “30 bites” (or tastes?) when I’m craving those Cheetos or Lay’s Potato chips. Sounds like fun to try it, but does sound like it may take a little time to visualize the 30. I’ll let you know how it turns out! 🙂

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