Have you ever eat something "bad" for you so fast you can't recall what it was even like? And therefore have an other one. Or eat it fast becuase of guilt then give up.
You eaten dinner/ food infront of the television/ or doing something else. Basically if eating doesn't have all your attention you don't notice it and eat more.
You are not alone, a lot of people on "diets" or eating an healthy lifestyle do this, some even completely ban chocolate. if you can do it that's brilliant but to some people in the early stages chocolate is still a massive craving.
Thoughtful eating with food:
Smaller plates. Studies have been done with people eating the same amount of good but people eating with the smaller plates actually felt fuller and even had some left overs. Where as the bigger plates with the same amount of food didn't make them feel as satisfied.
It is psychological.
Thoughtful eating with temptation:
I've always been told that a good and healthy lifestyle is 80:20. 80% good. 20% bad.
There is nothing wrong with eating the odd sweet thing. Infact having one can prevent some people from completely giving up on eating better for them.
If you decide you want to then do. Either you want to treat yourself or cravings are bad and nothing else satisfies you. Eat thoughtfully.
Look at it. Sounds daft but a lot of people don't take the time to even see what it is, some people hide it and secretly eat it, DONT!. Look it at, what is it? Is it pretty. Different colours or shapes.
Feel it. Is it hard? Soft? Spongy? did some just break away in your hand.
Smell it. Hardly anyway uses there sense of smell when eating. I personally think the sense of smell is very important.
Eat it. Now calm down. Don't rush. You can take parts away feel them in your fingers and then eat that. Or slowly lick/ nibble what ever it is your are eating.
I know it sounds insane. I have done it with a cupcake and OMG! Still today nothing beats it.
Let me know what you think? And maybe one day if you have an craving you can try for yourself x