4:00 a.m.

I crave your arms around me.
I crave your lips pressed to mine.
I crave your voice.
I crave your laugh.
I crave our legs intertwined.
I crave the sound of your heartbeat as I lay with my head on your chest.
I crave late night and early morning conversations with you.
I crave the way your eyes glow in the sun’s light.
I crave your presence.
I crave you.
All that you are.

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Let’s talk about your junk food cravings…

anonymous said:

Hey so i really wanted to lose weight over the summer so i really wanted to lose weight over the summer so i decided to not eat any junk food and exercise but i never kept w it and i always end up caving in and eating them anyway. Any advice on how to resist it?

  • Ensure that you eat regularly during the day - and that includes starting everyday with breakfast. By eating regularly, you are less likely to cave into your emotional and environmental appetite cues (such as stress or comfort) due to feelings of satiety.
  • Listen to your body. Are you physically hungry or are you craving something because you are stressed or in need of comfort? Look at other ways of fulfilling that need such as taking some time out or doing some exercise.
  • Try having a glass of water first. Sometimes we can confuse the feeling of thirst, with hunger. The time taken out to fill your glass can also be a good distraction.
  • Opt for nutrient dense foods, rather than a chocolate bar. These foods not only provide energy, but are also packed with other nutrients which our bodies need. Examples of nutrient dense foods to help satisfy a sweet tooth include: low fat/low sugar flavoured milk, low fat yoghurt, fresh, frozen or dried fruit or even some muesli bars (less than 600kJ per serve).
  • Choose sweet foods which help you to feel full. Foods with a low GI (Glycaemic Index) or high protein content have a high satiety. This helps you feel fuller for longer.
  • Have nutritious foods within easy reach. Maybe keep a bag of dried fruit in your desk drawer or a muesli bar in your handbag.
  • Resist temptation by not having ‘treat’ foods easily accessible. If you find chocolate or biscuits are your downfall, don’t have any of these items in your house or in your workplace.
  • Try reaching for a piece of sugar-free chewing gum, instead of a piece of chocolate or a muffin.
  • If you really must have some lollies, try the sugar-free, hard boiled kind. These last longer if you suck on them, by which time your sweet tooth craving may have passed. Sucking on frozen fruit can also work well.
  • If your cravings still cannot be tamed, allow yourself a small bit first. There is no point telling yourself you’re not allowed chocolate, as chances are you will end up pigging out on a few other foods before finally caving in and eating some chocolate as well! Try ‘treats’ which are portion controlled, so you don’t end up eating a large amount e.g. a mini size chocolate bar, and remember, just have one!
  • And finally, don’t beat yourself up if you cave in to your cravings. This may lead to a viscous cycle where you then end up craving even more, due to feelings of depression. If you’ve slipped up, Move on and try to get re-focused.
Dear body.

..why are you craving carbs? You get fruit, veggies, sometimes even wholegrain rice and couscous, lean meat and fish, nuts and seeds.
What do you want bread for, or sugar? You haven’t even gotten refined sugar in months, by now you should have forgotten about that stuff. We haven’t agreed on these cravingattacks in the evening where you act as if you haven’t gotten any food for days.
No more of these shenanigans! Else I make you eat brussel sprouts (I’m sorry, I still love you)..