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Cravings, Crunchies and Cranky?

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Posted by HeftyHeifer on 5 years ago

Hi, I'm very new to the juicing board...actually, I'm quite new to juicing in general.
This whole juicing journey began a few days ago for me (Day Four on a juice fast with one 'slip up' on day two. OOOH SUSHI I love, yet despise you.) and began weeks ago for my mother. My mom is quite a 'natural remedy' woman and when she saw the juicing Joe Cross movie thingy on netflix, she was inspired to try the same. My father and I are overweight, so we joined in too, knowing full well the horror stories of the dreaded THIRD DAY and cravings.

Cravings.

Craaaaaavings.

Dear Lord above, if I don't have some peanut butter in my system, I feel like garbage. My life for the past few months consist of a peanut butter sandwich on white for lunch every day. The sudden crash landing from the high flying, yet slowly dying eat whatever I like flight has turned sour today, and yesterday. Yesterday more so than today, but still.

I got teary eyed when I saw a jar of chunky peanut butter on the counter.
I contemplated stealing a peanut butter sandwich crust from my younger sib's leftover lunch.
I have even thought about finding a way to smooth over the top layer of peanut butter in the jar so I could sneakily eat...oh, say about twenty tablespoons?

I'm going through a serious craving spree, and I'd just like to know What are your cravings, and how do you get through the temptations?

This topic contains 7 replies, has 1 voices, and was last updated by HeftyHeifer 5 years ago.

Replies To Cravings, Crunchies and Cranky?

  • TRINlTY

    5 years ago

    NICE POST. I totally need a place to vent! I'm a cookie-a-holic, and sadly, a very fine baker. This makes for a super hard juicing experience. BTW-I also love peanut butter.... w/chocolate. (I'm a sugar). I started a board "Nov 1 Reboot - Who's in" and no one seems to talk about cravings much.

    I've tried the ' you can have it next week (month in my case)' but that doesn't help too much cause the craving is of course an immediate desire. And so saying I can have it much much much later kinda backfires for me and makes me rebellious. (ie I end up eating the cookie).

    I've tried distraction like looking at Thinspo/Fitspo and/or watching movies - this does kinda work some of the time for me.

    The other thing that works for me some of the time is telling myself if I stay on track I"ll be down a pound in the morning - and eating this food item is going to make all the hard work I"ve done today off kilter. I won't have lost anything in the morning. ie- i just try to get myself to see that it does matter. That bite? That bowl of food or the cookie - matters. I hv this delusion that if its a tiny cookie or a small bit of a healthy food then it won't really matter- but it dones't really matter what the caloric or health value is of the food - I'm just reinforcing a habit thats going to keep me sick, fat and unhealthy. Thats a big mental shift to make but I keep repeating it to myself over and over.

    Interested to know what other ppl do!

  • Stuck2

    5 years ago

    Remove the ingredients from your home to make those cookies. Donate them to a local food bank or neighbor and dont buy any more until you are ready to actually make them. Then when the cravings come, drink something else.

  • dave

    5 years ago

    What's worked best for me is when I have a craving (mainly when I see food, lol!), I think about that early part in FSND when Joe is sitting outside a pizzeria I think. He is drinking his juice and says something to the effect of, "I love pizza, I've had a lot of pizza over the years" [points to his gut] and "I just imagine I'm eating those again". For whatever reason that works for me.

  • HeftyHeifer

    5 years ago

    @Trinity:
    Gosh, I know the feeling. ;n; I'm the baker/cook in my family and I've actually gotten heart sick a few times not being able to cook for myself anymore. Juicing is hardly the same. And when you know you're good at baking, it's sooooo much harder not to whip up some 10 minute peanut butter cookies and stuff yourself. XD And as much as I've read about how bad it is to distract yourself while eating food (I eat so much more when reading/watching tv then when I'm concentrating on my plate) I think that distraction idea might work for juicing! As long as I can keep away from the rest of my family while they eat. XD (House of eight, three are juicing. So. Much. Food.)

    @ Stuck2: I wish that was a possibility. Like I said above, big family means lots of food. And since there are little kids in here too, it's impossible to just dump what they can eat to grow. Pfft. ;u; I just have to hide from now on. XD

    @ Davec: I think I'll try that too. Though, it's gonna be tough. I love all the experiences of eating. Texture, flavor, temperature, scent...it's sad how much I think of food as an art. XD So, when it's the same veggies in the same juice every day at the same temp, it gets so so hard to imagine it as anything else. QnQ

  • Stuck2

    5 years ago

    Maybe have someone else hide them and give them to the kids as a treat once a day but not tell you where they are. All depends on how desperate you are. LOL

  • Stuck2

    5 years ago

    HeftyHeifer, you are on a tropical island, with amazing vegs and fruits but the locals only know how to juice them. Enjoy the experience, place them in a nice glass and add an umbrella, lemon wedge, in a coconut shell. Enjoy the experience, what ever it takes. See you on the island!

    Stuck2

  • HeftyHeifer

    5 years ago

    Ooh, I certainly can get desperate. XD No denying that.
    And you're right. Fresh mangos and starfruit and coconut and such really are a blessing here. The downfall is the 'regular' greens. Right now we're in a shortage and not expecting any greens to be shipped for three weeks. ;n; If it's not one thing, it's another, huh? XP

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