If you always crave something sweet after you eat, try this: First make a response card that reminds you why it’s worth it to you to overcome this craving. Then, after you eat, set a timer for 10 minutes, with the knowledge that you’re not going to eat anything sweet until the timer goes off. During those 10 minutes, read your Response Card and engage in a preplanned distracting activity. Chances are VERY high that by the time the timer goes off, the craving will have either gone way down in intensity or passed entirely.
The Beck Diet Program was developed by Dr. Judith S. Beck with Deborah Beck Busis, LCSW.
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