JenniferPasoFino Posted February 21, 2017 Share Posted February 21, 2017 Margaret, I read somewhere in the book that a craving lasts between 3-5 minutes (I think that's where I read it.) So, last night when I was thinking about a wonderful piece of cheese to accompany my kale tomato frittata muffin (which was delicious btw) I finished the meal and went outside on the patio to check on one of the horses. The blast of cool air and the silly pony were enough to "flip a switch in my brain." and the cheese went away My biggest challenge is relaxing after work with a glass of wine or two. It is HARD to undo a routine. I can understand your frustrations with the comfort foods and I know that as soon as the urge hits I'm going to have to "hit back" by doing something different, fast, and easy like walk out to the barn, unload a load of clothes, anything not to sit down and think about it. I imagine it's similar for you when you are in the hospital break area. You're used to being there and doing the same thing and if it were me I'd be stir crazy if I couldn't!! Another new thing I am trying is Walking Meditation. It's an app on my phone and instead of coming home from work and relaxing with wine and cheese, I change clothes, jump on the treadmill and listen to the mediation for 20 minutes while walking and it changes how I feel for the rest of the evening. Sorry for the long response, I feel your pain in the common area of your workplace. Jennifer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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