I have noticed that whenever I crave some forbidden foods (carbs, sugary stuff etc.,) the more I crunch it, the more I want it.
Here is an idea: take a small bite and then, immediately, go brush your teeth.
- Yeah, I know there is this whole thing about how the body reacts to even a small amount of carbs, setting up a chain reaction that yields more craving. But in the short term, removing the taste from the mouth is very helpful; at least in stopping one from munching on a whole bag of cookies rather than ceasing after one.
- Taking time to go brush my teeth, if my craving was connected also with hunger, allows the food to start going down the pipes and messages of partial fullness to be sent back to the brain.
- And, of course, after chomping something sweet, brushing my teeth will help clean my mouth of the stuff bacteria thrives on.
Learned from: nowhere in particular – just chance self-observation