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Chefguy
03-17-2011, 03:57 PM
I just polished off a plate of four biscuits smothered in sausage gravy. I feel badly for doing this to myself, but it sure was good. I think I'll be skipping dinner. Right after my nap.

SpoilerVirgin
03-17-2011, 04:05 PM
I just had a Caramel Freddo (think Frappucino) from Peet's (http://www.peets.com/default.asp?rdir=1&ftv=n). With the whipped cream. And the caramel drizzle on top. Totally worth it, and I probably won't need another one for at least a month.

Batsinma Belfry
03-17-2011, 05:31 PM
I hadn't had fried french fries in years. I bake them when we grill out. Last week at the grocery store they had a BOGO sale on fries. Then, at a local outlet store I found a Fry Daddy for $10! I didn't know they still made those things.

They were so crispy, greasy, and delicious. But afterward I felt like I had eaten a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

Rhythmdvl
03-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Definitional example:

We'd quit smoking for about two years. Then we went to Vegas for a week.


(Wearing the patch now.)

:(

Chefguy
03-17-2011, 05:40 PM
Definitional example:

We'd quit smoking for about two years. Then we went to Vegas for a week.


(Wearing the patch now.)

:(

Ouch.

Icarus
03-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Claim Jumper restaurant has a cake dessert that is a 10 inch high 6 layer wedge.

Chocolate Motherlode Cake
Six decadent layers of chocolate cake and rich chocolate fudge icing topped with walnuts. Featured on the Food Network as one of America’s “Top 5 Most Decadent Desserts".

Yes, I ate the whole thing myself. After a complete prime-rib dinner, with salad bar.

Yes, I can be a right pig.

dawson
03-17-2011, 06:11 PM
Claim Jumper restaurant has a cake dessert that is a 10 inch high 6 layer wedge.

Chocolate Motherlode Cake
Six decadent layers of chocolate cake and rich chocolate fudge icing topped with walnuts. Featured on the Food Network as one of America’s “Top 5 Most Decadent Desserts".

Yes, I ate the whole thing myself. After a complete prime-rib dinner, with salad bar.

Yes, I can be a right pig.

Would you like a mint sir?

Roderick Femm
03-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Claim Jumper restaurant has a cake dessert that is a 10 inch high 6 layer wedge.

Chocolate Motherlode Cake
Six decadent layers of chocolate cake and rich chocolate fudge icing topped with walnuts. Featured on the Food Network as one of America’s “Top 5 Most Decadent Desserts".

Yes, I ate the whole thing myself. After a complete prime-rib dinner, with salad bar.

Yes, I can be a right pig.Now this is why I'm actually glad sometimes that I'm allergic to nuts. I wouldn't even be tempted by this. (Yes, I know you can probably scrape them off, but that's a lot of trouble, and makes the whole thing unpleasant. And if I missed one piece, it could be off to the hospital for me!)


Roddy

Nawth Chucka
03-17-2011, 06:53 PM
I know that if I give in to the desperate cravings I have right now it will counter my attempts to control my PMDD solely through diet. I don't want meds just to keep from feeling sobby/stabby. But it's soooo difficult.
I want some friend chicken and I want it now.

Superhal
03-17-2011, 08:00 PM
I've been underweight most of my life. I don't have cravings, which might be the difference.

Chefguy
03-17-2011, 08:05 PM
I've been underweight most of my life. I don't have cravings, which might be the difference.

We can find out where you live, you know.

lorene
03-17-2011, 08:25 PM
I know that if I give in to the desperate cravings I have right now it will counter my attempts to control my PMDD solely through diet. I don't want meds just to keep from feeling sobby/stabby. But it's soooo difficult.
I want some friend chicken and I want it now.

That's a really cute typo, given your reason for not giving in to cravings. :)

Maiira
03-17-2011, 08:30 PM
My cravings are the reason why I bake things. I get into this "I want it, so I'm going to make it" mentality, and fifteen minutes later there's a pan of brownies in the oven. My mom just showed me a bunch of recipes for slow-cooker desserts, and suddenly I'm in the mood for a fudgy, pudding-like chocolate cake.

I think I have a problem. A tasty, tasty problem.

Markxxx
03-17-2011, 08:45 PM
I've had a craving for whole milk lately, I don't know why but the other day I bought a gallon and drank it, in one day. Of course I didn't really eat anything else that day, but that milk sure was good.

fubbleskag
03-17-2011, 08:58 PM
I am constantly battling cravings for acidic foods, particularly vinegar. Going all the way back to childhood, a favourite snack has been white onion in apple cider vinegar with copious amounts of salt. I'm currently on a low-sodium restriction on account of a kidney disease, but still can't resist this snack. :\

Sakuma Drops
03-17-2011, 09:41 PM
There are some cravings that I just satiate to get it over with, and afterwards I don't get the cravings again for a good long while. I'm not a big ice cream eater, but every couple of months I will, out of the blue, suddenly reaaallly want a milkshake, like RIGHT NOW, dammit. So I go get one and eat it, but the way it makes me feel when I'm done makes me not want to ever look at ice cream again, which is good...until a couple more months go by :)

IMO it's not the end of the world if you indulge a craving every now and then, because sometimes the craving will just go away once you get a taste of whatever it is you think you want. It's when you make a habit out of eating stuff that's bad for you that the problems start.

MacCat
03-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Would you like a mint sir?Waffer thin...

MacCat
03-17-2011, 09:59 PM
I'm not a big ice cream eater, but every couple of months I will, out of the blue, suddenly reaaallly want a milkshake, like RIGHT NOW, dammit.Chocolate, please!

Sakuma Drops
03-17-2011, 10:04 PM
Chocolate, please!Oh, and it HAS to be vanilla ice cream blended with chocolate syrup. Don't make it out of chocolate ice cream, it's just not the same.

Chronos
03-17-2011, 10:32 PM
My thinking is, aside from genuinely addictive drugs like nicotine, when you get a craving it's your body's way of telling you there's something in that food that you need. Sometimes, of course, you can figure out what that something is and find a healthier food that will satisfy the craving, but sometimes you can't figure it out, and sometimes what your body needs really is the fat or salt or whatever.

Khadaji
03-18-2011, 04:23 AM
I am a sweetaholic and also on a diet (lost 19 pounds go me!) Once in a while I give in and have some ice cream. It helps keep me on the straight and narrow if I tell myself today that tomorrow I may indulge.

EvilTOJ
03-18-2011, 05:12 AM
Every so often I get a craving for pizza pockets. They're greasy, loaded with transfats and make my poo turn interesting colors, but I'll eat half the bag at a time. Then eat the other half later the same day. I try not to buy them too often.

Nawth Chucka
03-18-2011, 05:46 AM
That's a really cute typo, given your reason for not giving in to cravings. :)

I think it's awesome I was followed up by Super(Argh about my damn frozen chickens)Hal.

Chimera
03-18-2011, 06:15 AM
Depends, varies. Right now I'm on my second box of ice cream sandwiches in about a week and a half. Had not bought them in probably 2 years.

The Unexpected Okapi Debacle
03-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Oh chocolate chip Cookies, peanut butter cups, Tex-Mex, cheese, cold milk, soda with ice! I battle different cravings pretty much every day, so if I could, I would eat and entire vat of anything in the above mentioned posts. But that could be the deprivation talking. I wonder if reading this thread was a such a good idea?

Anne Neville
03-18-2011, 10:28 AM
sometimes the craving will just go away once you get a taste of whatever it is you think you want.

For this reason, if what you are craving comes in more than one size, a small will usually get the job done and make the craving go away.

jabiru
03-18-2011, 05:47 PM
I've been underweight most of my life. I don't have cravings, which might be the difference.

That's it. Superhal is off the Christmas card list.

jabiru
03-18-2011, 05:51 PM
... sometimes the craving will just go away once you get a taste of whatever it is you think you want....

I wish. It's all-or-nothing with me. Give in to a craving and start of a mega-binge or stick rigidly to the diet. Moderation? Not in my vocab, unfortunately.

Superhal
03-18-2011, 08:59 PM
We can find out where you live, you know.

Bring bacon. :D

Taber
03-18-2011, 10:59 PM
thankfully my weakness is eggnog, so there's only a month where I can indulge. Oh, and Cadbury Creme eggs.

legalsnugs
03-19-2011, 03:50 AM
Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Mmmmmmmmm. Luckily, they don't exist in Budapest, so I can only give in to the craving when I visit London and/or the U.S. maybe once a year. But, oh, that once a year!!! :p

Superhal
03-19-2011, 05:39 AM
I just bought 2 cases of Krispy Kremes and a case of Famous Amos cookies.

Ronald C. Semone
03-19-2011, 08:36 AM
For the past few years I have been taking prescription medicines that emphasize "Do Not Eat Grapefruit While Taking This Medicine." Grapefruit has always been my favorite food. I'd eat it at breakfast, during the day as a snack, at dinner as a dessert, and before I go to bed as a treat. Every now and then, in spite of the medical warnings, I can't resist and I buy one of those quart jars of grapefruit sections and eat them in one or two sittings. Heavenly! Even if it is killing me.

pohjonen
03-19-2011, 12:15 PM
My thinking is, aside from genuinely addictive drugs like nicotine, when you get a craving it's your body's way of telling you there's something in that food that you need. Sometimes, of course, you can figure out what that something is and find a healthier food that will satisfy the craving, but sometimes you can't figure it out, and sometimes what your body needs really is the fat or salt or whatever.

Apparently, my body NEEDS an enormous bag of Doritos.

Superhal
03-19-2011, 05:06 PM
Sigh. I ate cookies, doughnuts, garlic bread and about a kilo of spaghetti and I lost 5 pounds when I woke up this morning. :(

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