Wumpf! You’re smack in the middle of a great dieting run. Weight has been coming off you week-by-week and you’re psyched to keep it going. BUT…you’ve been having a craving for, of all things, mashed potatoes and gravy. You don’t know why. Mashed potatoes and gravy isn’t one of your favorites, but that’s what you’ve been thinking about meal after meal, and even in between some meals.
Mashed potatoes and gravy. You’ve gone so far as looking up special recipes for how you can make the potatoes extra creamier and also looking up different recipes for gravy. Now what can you do about this crazy desire of yours. It just doesn’t fit in with your weight loss plans. Should you put a stop to the mashed potatoes and gravy thing? If so, how?
Long-term, accepting your cravings is a better technique than trying to suppress them, so says the research. A new study says it works differently over the short-term. Suppression works better than acceptance in the short run. Cravings significantly dropped in the short-term, though, when you could eat the food you wanted.
What’s your experience with cravings while you are dieting? Do you dare to give in to your cravings and eat what you crave?