Craving chips & c&y? I know when I first started higher doses of the steroid prednisone my cravings went back & forth, minute to minute, craving sugar & salt. Reeses peanut butter cups with chocolate & peanut butter could have been my main food group & you wouldn’t have ever heard me complain.
But the more I ate, the more I craved. I could eat a piece of chocolate & then want a couple chips. Then I needed something sweet right after the chips. How to stop this destructive cycle? Obviously some discipline & changes in lifestyle! But where does one start?
A sensory psychologist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Marcia Pelchat, Ph.C, recently told Family Circle magazine that when you are exposed to these foods on a regular basis, your brain develops a habitual response & it makes you crave them even more.
But there is good news: by just changing your routine the amount of your temptations can decrease significantly. Change your habits, & you will change your cravings.
For example, if you automatically like to have a cup of coffee with a sugary breakfast every morning & then sit in front of the television, change your routine to putting your coffee in a new mug & going out to the patio or drinking it at your table while reading your Bible.
By changing a routine that involves the food, you can change the craving & even add in perhaps another good new habit (like reading your Bible first thing in the morning instead of watching T.V.)