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I think I'm finally at restriction! Yay! However clearly I'm a food addict and I'm obsessing about stuff I can get down but shouldn't (ice cream/crackers etc). How did you successful people get over this or get in control of this? Self help book? Therapy? I'm ready to try anything. I'm on this journey till I win the battle :)

Thanks!!

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I think I'm finally at restriction! Yay! However clearly I'm a food addict and I'm obsessing about stuff I can get down but shouldn't (ice cream/crackers etc). How did you successful people get over this or get in control of this? Self help book? Therapy? I'm ready to try anything. I'm on this journey till I win the battle :)

Thanks!!

I struggle with the same thing I have found ways of getting my sugar fix. We at all a work in progress.

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if i wanted to eat ice cream or crackers, id choose ff ice cream or low fat crackers (they have small 100 calorie servings). so if i want something, i eat it, just smaller amounts and every so often.

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Whenever I'm tempted to eat something that I know will not help in my weight loss I remind myself that I let an almost complete stranger (credentials set aside for these purposes) stab me in the abdomen 5 times and wrap a piece of plastic around my stomach. I know it is crude and simplistic but it works for me.

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I cannot wrap my head around the whole "head hunger" as opposed to real hunger. To me that is like saying "it's not hot, it's just the humidity." Hot is hot and hunger is hunger. I would just limit myself to small amounts if you can't control yourself. Good luck!

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I put myself on a strict diet when first banded and my NUT convinced me that it can't be a diet and that you have to truly enjoy what you eat or you won't be satisfied and being satisfied helps with the cravings. If I have to have ice cream, I have one bite, if I have to have chocolate, I have one bite. I love cheese and have found I like Cabot 75% RF cheddar cheese with Special K multi-grain crackers. They are the best! 24 is 120 calories, so I eat 1/2 ounce of cheese with 4-6 crackers. It is a great snack! Also Laughing Cow lite Swiss spreadable is only 30 calories. You just have to find stuff that makes you happy and satisfies those salty cravings, crunchy cravings, etc.

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