You’re craving something so you must have it, right?
We tend to let our surface level thinking like this guide us – and it guides us to places we don’t want to be going. Do you think that a craving must always be satisfied just because it does?
Well my friend, it doesn’t.
All a craving is, is a powerful desire for something.
That’s it. You strongly desire it.
It’s a feeling you’re having and you feel like if you don’t get what you’re craving then you’re going to explode/go nuts/die.
But you won’t. You’ll be just fine.
You can say “no” to your cravings, but you choose not to because saying no leaves you with that uncomfortable feeling of not having what you so strongly want.
It’s much easier to give in and make the craving go away by eating.
But a better way to make it go away, is to not eat and not dwell on not being able to have it.
Decide to not have it and move on.
Yes the feeling will last a bit longer if you’re going for option two, but the final results will be much better – feeling good about yourself and your decisions.
You may wonder though, why are you even craving it in the first place?
Our feelings come from our thinking, so how you’re thinking about these foods you crave so often is what is causing you to feel how you do.
How much power do you give these foods? How much pleasure do you gain from them compared to other sources of pleasure in your life? How much do you love them?
The more you do, the stronger your cravings for them will be.
To lessen the strength of your cravings, you have to change what you think about these foods.
The less power you give to them, the weaker your desire to have them will be.
You are in charge of how strong your cravings are. You’re the one that created your desire for these foods, which means you’re also the one who gets to lessen it. It’s possible. Changing how you think about your favorite binge foods is possible. I’ve done it and my clients have done it. Now it’s your turn.
Until you’re able to fully change how you think, know that your cravings are manageable. You don’t have to let them rule your life. You get to decide whether you’ll give in to them or not.